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24 Cards in this Set

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congregate (verb)

def. to meet; to assemble

All the people in the village congregate to watch the house burn.
contemporary (noun,adjective)

k n-tem'p -rer`e
def.1.n.a person living during the same time period as another person 2.adj.existing at the same time 3.adj.current; modern

John was a contemporary of mine at my old job; we both worked there in the 1980s.
bravado (noun)

br -va'do
def. false bravery; showy display of courage

He is full of bravado about how he will take the exam without studying.
coherent (adjective)

ko-hir' nt
def. logical; consistent; clearly reasoned

After he proved the hardest problem, we accepted him as a coherent guy.
gregarious (adjective)

gri-gar'e- s
def. sociable; fond of company

He is a very gregarious man who enjoys company.
disreputable (adjective)

dis-rep'y -t -b l
def. not respectable; having a bad reputation

He was known as a disreputable man after he cheated on his friends.
cliche (noun)

def. an overused, trite expression

Her report is full of cliches, and contains no useful ideas.
collaborate (verb)

k -lab' -rat`
def. to work together

Both their name was on the book, because they collaborate to finish the book.
segregate (verb)

def. to seperate

I segregated the older children from the babies.
syndrome (noun)

def. a group of symptoms that indicates a disease or disorder

The spots on his arms are part of a syndrome of that virus.
nadir (noun)

na'd r
def. the lowest point

The day his wife died was the nadir of his life.
communal (adjective)

k -myoo'n l
def. referring to a community or to joint ownership

Parks are communal property for all the people to enjoy.
charisma (noun)

k -riz'm
def. quality of leadership that attracts other people

Because of his charisma, that popular movie star has so many fans.
discord (noun)

def. strife; lack of agreement

Because of the discord between members, the imortant meeting was canceled.
intersperse (verb)

in`t r-spurs'
def. to scatter here and there; to distribute among other things

A few apartment buildings were interspersed among the house.
compatible (adjective)

k m-pat' -b l
def. harmonious; living in harmony

That husband and wife are very compatible, so they never get divorced.
cuisine (noun)

def. style of food or cooking

After he went to that restaurant, he likes French cuisine.
disparity (noun)

def. inequality; difference

Even though he is a chief of our group, we don't listen to him because there is a disparity between what he says and what he does.

sparse (adjective)

def. thinly scattered or distributed; meager

During the winter, food for bird is often sparse.
concur (verb)

k n-kur'
def. to agree

Two doctors concurred that the man needs a heart operation.
zenith (noun)

def. the highest point

THe sun is at its zenith around noontime.
synthesis (noun)

def. something made from combined parts; the making of something by combining parts

First, he finished his study as a part, and he combined those to make a synthesis.
disperse (verb)

def. to scatter; to distribute widely

The federal government disperses funds to the states. The crowd dispersed after the demonstration.
synopsis (noun)

def. a short summary

I had no time to read that report, so I read a synopsis of it.