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articulate
effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
tempo
speed of music
nettle
irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
unobtrusive
inconspicuous; not blatant
infringe
violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
methodical
systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
sophomoric
immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
potion
dose (of liquids); liquid dose
fanaticism
excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
scotch
stamp out(put an end to); thwart; hinder; Ex. scotch the rumor; CF. cut; CF. 劝悼阑 临捞绰 狼固
refractory
unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
quietude
tranquillity; calmness
encipher
encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
anarchist
person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
overbearing
bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
gusty
windy
reserve
self-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative
accord
agreement
potential
expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
eddy
swirling current of water, air, etc.; V.
valor
bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
repeal
revoke; annul
unrequited
not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
preponderance
superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
zeal
eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
disfigure
mar the appearance of; spoil
knell
tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
unintimating
unfrightening
incredulity
tendency to disbelief
counterpart
thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
transition
going from one state of action to another
authoritative
having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
disputatious
argumentative; fond of argument
inter
bury; N. interment
filial
pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
contend
struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
termination
end; V. terminate
phobia
morbid fear
lackluster
lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
thrive
prosper; flourish
expository
explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
consonance
harmony; agreement
haven
place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
nutrient
nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
guy
cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied; CF. guide
partial
incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
rue
regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
relish
enjoy; savor; N: enjoyment; zest
preposterous
absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
tacit
understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
satellite
small body revolving around a larger one
deflect
turn aside; turn away from a straight course
rotundity
roundness; sonorousness of speech
scurry
move hastily; hurry; move briskly
retrograde
go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
ample
enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
transmute
transform; change; convert to something different
incorporeal
without a material body; insubstantial
epistemologist
philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
fell
cut or knock down (a tree or a person); bring down (with a missile)
inherent
firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
spangle
small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
hazardous
dangerous
calculated
deliberately planned; likely
phlegmatic
calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
motility
ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
momentum
quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
cede
yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
demented
insane
palpitate
throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.