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Unit #1 Vocabulary Words

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Cease-stop happening; end 

Disarray-a disorganized and confused state: untidiness; confusion;  disorder

Imposing- grand, impressive in appearance

Intense -to be great, strong, or extreme in a way that can be felt; involving great effort or much activity; strong, powerful, 

forceful, deep, and extreme

Melancholy-a  sad mood or feeling

Perilous -full of danger or risk; exposed to imminent risk of disaster or ruin

Recede-to go back or down from a certain point or level; get farther away; become less; withdraw

Reluctant-feeling no willingness or enthusiasm to do something: unwilling hesitant

Seize-to take hold of an object quickly and firmly; to arrest somebody detain

Tranquil-free from disturbance or commotion; calm, peaceful

Unit #2 Vocabulary Words

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Apprehension-anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen

Devote-to sacrifice time, money, effort for a particular cause

Envious-feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has; feeling or showing jealousy or bitterness

Flailing-to move or swing your arms or legs in a wild and uncontrolled way

Insist-to demand that something happen or that someone do something

Linger-to say in one place or to be slow in leaving

Manipulate-to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage

Oblige-make (someone) legally or morally bound to an action or course of action; do as someone asks or desires in order to help or please them; be indebted or grateful

Poised -in control and prepared; balanced

Resentful -feeling or expressing anger at having been treated unfairly

Unit #3 Vocabulary Words

anti-   against

de- down; opposite of

inter- between; among

in-, im-, ir-, il- not; opposite of
over- too much; above

mis- bad; wrong

pre-; fore- before

semi- half

sub- under; lower

super- too much; beyond

trans- across

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Unit #4 Vocabulary Words

boisterous (adj) noisy and rowdy

capacity (noun) the largest possible amount that can be contained

maximum (adj) the highest allowable amount

inept (adj) without skill, clumsy

restrain (verb) to hold back from

commentary (noun) an explanation or interpretation

marvel (noun) a wonderful thing or an awesome sight

factor (noun) a reason or circumstance

cumulative (adj) increasing by adding one thing after another

intimidate (verb) to frighten, threaten, scare

painstaking (adj) taking a lot of care or trouble; careful

anguish (noun) extreme suffering or pain

unanimous (adj) in complete agreement, everyone agreed

continuous (adj) without interruption or end

erupt (verb) to burst, explode or release suddenly

Unit #5 Vocabulary Words

appeal (noun) an urgent request, a plea

diminish (verb) to reduce or lessen the effect of something

efficient (adj) making good use of available time or resources

eligible (adj) qualified to do or receive something

innovation (noun) something new and different

mere (adj) not more than, only

omniscient (adj) all-knowing and all seeing

originate (verb) to begin or start up

paraphrase (verb) to summarize in a way that simplifies a concept

persecute (verb) to target someone or something for punishment 

or mistreatment

prosper (verb) to be successful and fortunate

reinforce (verb) to add more strength to something

remorse (noun) deep, painful regret

rigorous (adj) demanding and tough; severe

supplement (noun) something added to complete a thing


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