Monday, September 28, 2009



abyss = hole so deep as to appear bottomless
acquiesce = agree, accept without protest
affable = polite and friendly, easy to talk to
affliction = distress, suffering
affluent = wealthy, abundant
agitate = move, shake, stir up
ambiguous = having more then one meaning
annex = take possession of
aqueous = of or like water
arduous = demanding great effort, strenuous
aroma = quality or surrounding atmosphere considered typical
atone = make repayment
avarice = greed
bellicose = inclined to fighting
calisthenics = exercises to develop strong bodies
captor = person who takes smb captive
concoct = invent, prepare by mixing together
dangle = hand or swing loosely
deprive = take away from, prevent from using
diligent = hard-working
disrobe = undress
docile = easily trained or controlled
doleful = dismal, mourful
drought = a long period of dry weather
dubious = feeling doubt
dumbfound = astonish
efface = rub or wipe out, obliterate
elucidate = to make understandable
enchant = charm, delight
endeavor = to make an effort, to try very hard
endorse = approve, support a claim or statement
enthral = take the whole attention, enslave
exploit = to use for selfish advantage or profit
extensive = far-reaching
extol = to praise highly
flimsy = lacking solidarity, strength
fraud = a fault, a deception
gaudy = too bright and showy
ghastly = death-like, pale and ill
grumble = to complain
harass = worry, trouble
heretic = very busy; active
impediment = smth that hinders (esp in speech)
indigenous = native
insatiate = never satisfied
intrepid = fearless
irate = angry
jeopardy = danger
leash = control
loafer = an idle, lazy person
lucrative = profitable
lustrous = bright; shining
malign = to slander
meddle = to interfere, to intrude
mend = to repair
mirth = being merry and happy
nausea = feeling of sickness
neglect = pay no attention to
nocturnal = of or in the night
obese = very fat
obsolete = no longer useful, outdated
perch = take up a high position
pervade = spread through every part of
petulant = unreasonably impatient or irritable
pillage = plunder (esp in war)
presumptuous = too bold or self-confident
quashed = annuled
quenching = satisfy, put an end to, put out
refurbished = make clean, as if like new
rejoicing = happiness, joy
reticent = in the habit of saying little
reverberate = be sent back, again and again
rigor = sternness, strictness, severe conditions
rotundity = state of being round
salvage = the saving of property from loss
scattered = not situated together
shatter = to break into many pieces
shunned = avoided, kept away from
sketchy = shortly, roughly, quickly
sporadic = happening from time to time
stifled = suppressed, kept back
strive = to make great efforts, to struggle
subsequent = following
succumb = yield, die
taciturn = unspoken, silent
tantalize = raise hopes that cannot be realized
tentative = uncertain, probable
torpid = dull and slow
treacherous = not to be trusted, perfidious
tremor = thrill
tyro = a beginner
uproar = noise and excitement
vanity = a foolish pride
vehemence = forcefulness; intensity; conviction
vigilance = watchfulness
vindicate = prove the truth
voluptuous = arousing sensual pleasures
wan = looking ill, not bright
wile = a trick
wrinkle = make small lines (eg forehead)


  1. doleful = dismal, mournful
    This is correct word here mourful is wrong correct mournful


  2. doleful = dismal, mournful
    This is correct word here mourful is wrong correct mournful