Learn and Retain Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 13 With This Word List and Quizlet

Learn and Retain Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 13 With This Word List and Quizlet

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 13

Word List

  1. abstruse
    (adj.) extremely difficult to understand
  2. efficacy
    (n.) the power to produce a desired resul
  3. affront
    (n.) an open or intentional insult; a slight; (v.) to insult to one’s face; to face in defiance, confront
  4. engender
    (v.) to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form
  5. canard
    (n.) a false rumor, fabricated story
  6. ethereal
    (adj.) light, airy, delicate; highly refined; suggesting what is heavenly (rather than earthbound)
  7. captious
    (adj.) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
  8. facade
    (n.) the front or face of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)
  9. cognizant
    (adj.) aware, knowledgeable, informed; having jurisdiction
  10. ghoulish
    (adj.) revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
  11. contrite
    (adj.) regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; thoroughly penitent
  12. incongruous
    (adj.) not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
  13. cynosure
    (n.) the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
  14. machination
    (n.) a crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end
  15. decorous
    (adj.) well behaved, dignified, socially proper
  16. mesmerize
    (v.) to hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
  17. deign
    (v.) to think it appropriate or suitable to one’s dignity to do something; to condescend
  18. opprobrium
    (v.) disgrace arising from shameful conduct; contempt, reproach
  19. desiccated
    (adj., part.) thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
  20. putative
    (adj.) generally regarded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred

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