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Schmitz List 14

Vocab List - major tests - word list 14

Abrasion 1. damage to skin caused by scraping; 2. process of scraping or rubbing
Adumbrate outline; indicate
Cognitive concerned with thinking or perceiving
Deign condescend
Fervid passionate
Gall 1. bitterness (bad feeling); 2. confidence; 3. abnormal growth on a plant
Levee 1. raised bank of a river; 2. morning reception held by a monarch
Preternatural unnatural; abnormal
Quell suppress
Score (n) written form of music
Abut to adjoin
Consternation worry and concern
Gavel judge’s hammer
Lien right to sell property held as a security; legal hold on job etc.
Parenthesis remarks deviating from the main point
Sinewy vigorous; having well-developed muscles
Steep (v) to soak in water
Tamp to plug; press loose matter down tightly (e.g. pack explosives into a hole)
Venturing 1. hazarding; risking; putting forward; 2. going somewhere
Wry 1. twisted or bent to one side; 2. dryly humorous
Arduous hard
Decimated kill or destroy a large part of (originally one tenth)
Fledge 1. grow feathers; 2. leave nest
Gouge cut or dig out
Picayune insignificant; of little value
Riveting fascinating
Soliloquy solo speech
Supplicant person who requests or begs for something
Transcendental supernatural; going beyond normal experience
Veritable true; genuine
Condescension talking down to someone
Divest remove; take off
Eddy circular current
Epaulet shoulder decoration
Fallacy wrong idea [fallacious (a)]
Fringe 1. decorative border with tassels (n); 2. to form an edge (v)
Leaven to make light; modify; cause bread to rise using yeast etc.
Patronize 1. to talk down to; condescend; 2. to be a customer of
Prominent 1. eminent; 2. protruding; 3. obvious
Statute law
Antipathy hatred
Aver affirm
Expatiate speak or write at great length
Flag (v) 1. to lose energy; 2. to signal
Flail 1. tool used to thresh grain; 2. to thresh (separate grain from chaff); 3. to wave arms about wildly
Indicted accused (of crime)
Loll laze around; hang out (when used of the tongue)
Malign slander
Secure (v) 1. to fix firmly; 2. to obtain
Talon long pointed nail or claw
Abeyance state of inactivity; disuse
Disarm 1. take away weapons; 2. win over to one’s side
Elaborate 1. complex and detailed (a); 2. to expand on (v)
Foment 1. stir up; 2. bathe with hot liquids (medical)
Jockeying maneuvering; struggling to get ahead of others
Minutiae small details
Rue regret
Somatic concerned with the body
Stinting holding back; limiting the supply (of supplies/money etc.)
Temperate moderate
Allure 1. attraction (n); 2. to attract (v)
Caulk treat with substance such as tar to make water-tight
Conscript 1. person enlisted compulsorily into the armed forces; 2. (v)to enlist compulsorily
Desultory aimless; inconsistent in effort
Elegy poem concerned with death; praise of a dead person
Fallow uncultivated
Forbearing tolerant
Hegemony political domination; complete authority
Improbity lack of honesty or integrity
Qualm hesitation or fear
Assay 1. try; 2. assess purity
Chauvinist someone excessively patriotic
Discrete separate; discontinuous (not to be confused with discreet - prudent; diplomatic]
Enlist 1. sign up for the army; 2. obtain
Fabricated made up; false; manufactured
Fulminate 1. attack loudly in words; denounce thunderously; 2. explode noisily
Hawser thick rope or cable
Jibe agree with; complement; match up with (in British usagejibe means mock)
Peer 1. an equal; 2. to stare at; 3. nobleman
Stickler one who is strict about rules or details
Cloture closure; terminating a debate by voting
Congruent matching
Dally waste time; flirt
Dissemble avoid the truth
Dote be excessively fond of
Errant 1. wandering; 2. wrong; 3. straying from accepted standards
Fervent passionate
Stomach (v) to tolerate
Synapse junction between two nerve cells
Undercutting offering a lower price; undermining
Arson deliberate, criminal starting of fires
Carrion dead flesh; carcasses
Intelligible can be understood
Ironclad cannot be altered; firm
Lint fluff; soft material used to cover wounds
Pretension assumed attitude of superiority; arrogance
Pundit expert
Pyre ceremonial fire
Sate satisfy
Syncopation type of musical rhythm with missed beats
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