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Spelling and Vocabulary Test

TimeFeb. 03, 2012

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

These are the words and definitions to study for your vocabulary test on Friday, Feb. 3rd
1. Predisposition -The fact or condition of being predisposed. Happens beforehand.
2. Prolonged- To lengthen out in time; extend the duration of; cause to continue longer.
3. Presumably- By assuming reasonably; probably.
4. Manipulation- The act of manipulating. To handle or manage.
5. Shrewd- Astute or sharp in practical matters.
6. Etymologists- The derivation of a word.
7. Appalling- Causing dismay or horror.
8. Xenophobe- A person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc.
9. Apportion- To distribute or allocate proportionally.
10. Obsequious- Characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference. Obedient.
11. Indulged- To yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will.
12. Trepidation- Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
13. Floundering- To struggle with stumbling or plunging movements.
14. Idyllic - Charmingly simple or rustic.
15. Gist - The main or essential part of a matter.
16. Tranquil- Free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm.
17. Scintillating- Animated; vivacious; effervescent.
18. Austere- Severe in manner or appearance.
19. Snippet- A small bite or fragment.
20. Angst -A feeling of anxiety or apprehension, accompanied by depression.
21. Myriad -Constituting a very large, indefinite number.  
22. Doggedly - Stubbornly persevering; tenacious. Determined.
23. Dejectedness- the state of feeling depressed.
24. Subterranean- underground.                         
25. Anomaly- a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
26. Oblong- elongated.                    
27. Feebly- weakly. 
28. Reconcile- to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable.
29. Sundered- to separate; part; divide; sever.
30. Convulse(d): To shake violently