VOCABULARY 0151 cards

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What is the: - A. MEANING OF B. ETYMOLOGY OF PRECATORY?

MEANING: adjective: 1. Expressing a request. 2. Nonbinding: only expressing a wish or giving a suggestion. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin precari(to pray)/the Indo-European root prek- (to ask) being the source of eg pray, precarious, deprecate, and postulate

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What is the: - A. MEANING OF B. ETYMOLOGY OF COTHURNAL?

MEANING: adjective: Of or related to tragedy or tragic acting. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, from Greek kothornos (a thick-soled laced boot worn by tragic actors in ancient Athenian tragedies).

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AMBIVALENT?

Having mixed feelings towards person or thing; acting in opposite ways.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AMBIVERT?

A person whose qualities intermediate between those of an introvert and those of an extrovert.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ATELIER?

Workshop; artists' studio

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ANECDOTE?

Narrative of amusing or interesting incident.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AMNESTY?

General pardon especially for political offences.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AMORAL?

Not based on moral standards; having no moral principles

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AUSPICIOUS?

Showing signs that promise success.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ANTONYM?

A word that is opposite in meaning to another.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - AMELIORATE?

To make or become better.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - APPRAISE?

To estimate the value of.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ANTIPATHY?

A strong or deep-seated aversion.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ATTRITION?

A gradual wearing down; friction; abrasion

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ANOMALY, ANOMALOUS?

1 : angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun 2 : deviation from the common rule : irregularity 3 : something anomalous: something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - LANGUID?

Without energy or spirit; sluggish; inactive

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - BUREAUCRACY?

1. Government by State officials not by elected representatives. 2. These officials. 3. Excessive official routine, especially because there are too many offices or departments.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - BUREAUCRAT

An official who works in a government office; one who applies the rules of his department without exercising much judgement.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - BURGEON

Begin to grow rapidly; flourish

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - BEMUSE?

Stupefy; Make (person) confused

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - CLAPTRAP?

Talk & ideas used only to win applause.


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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - COTERIE?

A small exclusive group of friends or people with common interests; clique.




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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - A. CONVIVIAL? B. GREGARIOUS?

A. Fond of company, sociable; lively B. Fond of company; living in flocks etc.,

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - COUNTER?

In the opposite direction; opposed to.


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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - CRASS?

Grossly stupid, insensitive.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - DISSEMINATE?

To spread (idease etc.) widely.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - DISSERTATION?

Spoken or written discourse.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - DISPARAGE?

To speak contemptuously of; belittle.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - DISPARATE?

Utterly different or distinct.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - DIATRIBE?

Bitter denunciation; criticism.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - EGALITARIAN? EQUALITERIAN?

One who holds the principle of equal rights for all persons.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - EFFUSIVE?

Expressing emotions in an unrestrained way.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - EQUIVOCAL?

Of double/doubtful meaning; dubious.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - EQUIVOCATE?

Use words ambiguously; especially to conceal truth.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - ECLECTIC?

Selecting ideas or beliefs from various sources (eclectism).

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - FATUOUS?

Vacantly silly; purposeless.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - FEMME FATALE

Charmer, Circe; enchantress, seductress siren, vamp

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - GENRE?

Kind of style etc., of art or literature; portrayal of scenes from ordinary life.

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - IMPERVI0US?

Impenetrable; inaccessible


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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF: - A. INTRACTABLE? B. INSCRUTABLE? C. INTRANSIGENT?

A. Not easily dealt with; stubborn. B. Baffling; impossible to understnad or interpret. C. Unwilling, stubborn.