vocab 5-9

vocab 5-9

´╗┐Phoenix I: Vocabulary Lists 5-9
List 5
1. arbitrary - (adj) subject to individual judgment
2. enigma - (n) mystery
3. discern - (v) to distinguish one thing from another
4. authoritarian - (adj) like a dictator Prefixes/Suffixes
5. pragmatic - (adj) practical a, an- : not, without
6. facilitate - (v) to make easier, to help aqua- : water
7. irrational - (adj) unreasonable, unpredictable bi- : two, twice
8. extol - (v) to praise -hood: state or condition
9. euphony - (n) pleasant sound -cle: indicating smallness
10. insipid - (adj) bland, boring, tasteless -dom: power, condition
11. austere - (adj) severe, without frills, plain
12. solicit - (v) to ask for, to seek

List 6
1. ambivalent - (adj) undecided
2. eccentric - (adj) odd, unusual, quirky
3. disdain - (v) contempt, intense dislike Prefixes/Suffixes
4. deference - (n) a show of respect retro- : back, backward
5. frivolous - (adj) not serious, trivial, silly super- : above, over
6. dogmatic - (adj) stubbornly opinionated sub- : under, less, below
7. condescend - (v) to talk down to -ward: direction
8. grave - (adj) serious -ish: similarity, relationship
9. erratic - (adj) irregular, without direction -some: full of, like
10. heresy - (n) an opinion violently opposed to established beliefs
11. fallacious - (adj) false, untrue
12. flagrant - (adj) shocking, outstandingly bad
13. compromise - (v) to settle by concession or surrender

List 7
1. intangible - (adj) abstract, not capable of being touched or felt
2. static - (adj) stationary, not moving
3. elusive - (adj) tough to catch, hard to pin down Prefixes/Suffixes
4. dubious - (adj) doubtful ambi- : both
5. compatible - (adj) able to co-exist, harmonious bene- : good
6. arrogant - (adj) acting superior to others, snooty poly- : many
7. censure - (v) to blame, to criticize tele- : distant, far
8. expedite - (v) to make faster or easier -less: less
9. antagonism - (n) opposition, hostility, resistance...

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