Vocabulary G. Unit Ten. Rebuff. ( v .) to snub; to repel, drive away; ( n .) a curt rejection, a check. High school snobs rebuff their fellow classmates with their bad and stuck up attitudes. Reconnoiter. (v . ) to encourage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection.
(v.) to snub; to repel, drive away; (n.) a curt rejection, a check
High school snobs rebuff their fellow classmates with their bad and stuck up attitudes.
(v.) to encourage in
reconnaissance; to make
a preliminary inspection
The troops with a clear mission reconnoitered in Iraq to gather much needed information.
Marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons
Sally was incredibly obsequious towards Jimmy when she figured out he had an extra ticket to see the Black Eyed Peas.
The askance mother watched the young boy closely, knowing that his claim to not eat any cookies could not be trusted.
The hungry boy’s desire for a filling meal was attenuated by the alarming nutrition facts he read on the wrapper of the Big Mac he was about to eat.
One who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter, or quack
George tried to fool his friends and be a charlatan, but they figured out who he was very easily.
To kill or destroy a large part of
It looks as though the Spanish and Americans were both decimating each others armies in this picture.
(adj.) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute
Dr. House’s colleagues did not appreciate his peremptory diagnosis and treatment for the patient.
Adj. blunt, not coming to a point, slow or dull in understanding, measuring between 90 and 180 degrees; not causing a sharp impression
The young criminal’s obtuse lies were quickly detected by the experienced policeman.
Santa is fraught with one huge late-night errand every year.
(n) A weak point, failing, minor flaw.
When it came to self control,
the alcoholic had
a major foible.
(v) to do without, abstain from, give up
When the alcoholic went to rehab, he had to finally forgo alcohol.
v. To find fault in a petty way, carp
n. A trivial objection or criticism
Do not cavil your bad grade too much. You got what you deserved because you didn’t study.
Adj. Gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant
When the young girl was in an argument with her friends, she went to her benign mother for guidance.