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Vocab.Level F

Unit 13

QuestionAnswer
abet (v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy.)
aver (v.) to affirm, declare confidently
blatant (adj.) noisy in a cooarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
broach (v.) to bring up or gegin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping cas
buttress (v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure
carousal (n.) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate (v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
connoisseur (n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate (adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber (v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
foment (v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly (adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean (adj.)relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
impassive (adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious (adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible (adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed (adj.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune (adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
prolific (adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder (n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defentant in a legal suit
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