Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 2

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 2

Vocabulary Workshop Level F (Grade 11) Unit 2

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 2 Word List

  1. ameliorate
    (v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
  2. interloper
    (n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
  3. aplomb
    (n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
  4. intrinsic
    (adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
  5. bombastic
    (adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
  6. inveigh
    (v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval
  7. callow
    (adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
  8. lassitude
    (n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
  9. drivel
    (n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
  10. millennium
    (n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
  11. epitome
    (n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
  12. occult
    (adj.) secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; mysterious, magical, uncanny
    (v.) to hide, cover up; eclipse
    (n.) matters involving the supernatural
  13. exhort
    (v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestl
  14. permeate
    (v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through
  15. ex officio
    (adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office
  16. precipitate
    (v.) to fall as moisture; to bring about suddenly ; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to
    (adj.) characterized by excessive haste
    (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process
  17. infringe
    (v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
  18. stringent
    (adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
  19. ingratiate
    (v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
  20. surmise
    (v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
    (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof

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