High School Summer School Vocabulary

High School Summer School Vocabulary

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Cards (40)

Section 1

(40 cards)

dissipate

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(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

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dissension

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(n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

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ignoble

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(adj.) mean, low, base

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pillage

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(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty

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odium

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(n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

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equanimity

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(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

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invective

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(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative

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evanescent

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(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy

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gratuitous

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(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

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accrue

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(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

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dun

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(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy

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salient

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(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicuous; (n.) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward

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annotation

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(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

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consternation

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(n.) dismay, confusion

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disavow

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(v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with

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efficacious

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(adj.) effective, producing results

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florid

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(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

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palpable

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(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

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equivocate

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

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concoct

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(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

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reprove

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(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke

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gist

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(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence

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acrimonious

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(adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

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slovenly

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(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless

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inconsequential

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(adj.) trifling, unimportant

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punctilious

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(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

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contingent

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(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body

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expurgate

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(v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

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abstemious

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(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

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grandiose

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(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

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satiate

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(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied

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dispassionate

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(adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion

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infraction

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(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation

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covert

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(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

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beneficent

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(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

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cadaverous

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(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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gauntlet

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(n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

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susceptible

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(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

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sedentary

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(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

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penury

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(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

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