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English Exam Review

QuestionAnswer
Moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking) Abstemious
An object of intense dislike; a curse Anathema
To affirm, declare confidently Aver
A warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior Caveat
Fat; having a large, bulky body Corpulent
Tending to delay or procrastinate Dilatory
Impartial; calm, free from emotion Dispassionate
To expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely Expatiate
Relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength Herculean
Unquestionable, beyond dispute Incontrovertible
Incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically Inscrutable
Lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance Jejune
Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from viewTo hide, conceal Occult
Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset Petulant
Tending to produce a strong feeling or response Provocative
Extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush Redundant
Able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly Resilient
Sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant Scintillating
Inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset Squeamish
Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness Tenuous
Stinging, bitter in temper or tone Abstemious
Relating to or typical of ancient times Antediluvian
Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse Cadaverous
Easily made angry, bad-tempered Choleric
Harmful, injurious Deleterious
To deny responsibility for or connection with Disavow
A summary, condensed account Epitome
Coming from the outside, foreign; irrelevent Extraneous
Based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation Hypothetical
Unfriendly, hostile, harmful, unfavorable Inimical
To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement Intercede
Weariness of body or mind; lack of energy Lassitude
Capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, hear, or recognized Palpable
Prudent, shrewdly conceived and developed; artful Politic
Very careful and exact; attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety Punctilious
A reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit Rejoinder
Beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome Salutary
A position requiring little or no work; an easy job Sinecure
Expressed briefly and clearly Succinct
To change from one nature, substance, or form to another Transmute
An addition or supplement designed to increase correctness, completeness, or currency Addendum
Shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom Astute
Without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking in sophistication Callow
Likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditionsA representative group forming part of a larger body Contingent
To cease doing something Desist
Deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope Disconsolate
Scholarly, learned, bookish Erudite
Tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable Fractious
Sharp, keen, penetrating Incisive
A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference Innuendo
To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval Inveigh
Cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent Nebulous
Faithlessness, treachery Perfidy
Showing unusally early development Precocious
Inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent Redoubtable
To disown, reject, or deny the validity of Repudiate
Making s show of virue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous Santimonious
Deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit Specious
Open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance Susceptible
Shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power Umbrage
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