Vocabulary Unit 9 Level F - Typepad

Vocabulary Unit 9 Level F - Typepad

Vocabulary Unit 9 Level F abate

V. to make less in amount, degree Below waiting for the fire to abate adulation

N. praise or flattery that is excessive anathema N. an object of intense dislike; a curse

astute Adj. shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom

avarice N. a greedy desire, particularly for wealth

culpable Adj. deserving blame dilatory

Adj. tending to delay or procrastinate egregious Adj. conspicuous, standing out from the

mass (usually unfavorable in tone) Below an egregious surgeons error equivocate

V. to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous

evanescent Adj. vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

irresolute Adj. unable to make up ones mind, hesitating

nebulous Adj. cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color; vague, confused

novice N. one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill Below novice skiers start on the bunny

slopes penury N. extreme poverty

pretentious Adj. done for show, striving to make a big impression (usually negative in connotation)

recapitulate V. to review a series of facts; to sum up

resuscitate V. to revive, bring back to consciousness slovenly

Adj. untidy, dirty, careless supposition N. something that is assumed or taken for

granted without conclusive evidence torpid Adj. inactive, sluggish, dull

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