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Reading Vocabulary Wordbustng. Unit 1. appalling. ap·pall (uh-pawl) verb (used with object) to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear ; dismay: He was appalled by the damage from the fire. I am appalled at your mistakes. myriad. myr·i·ad ( mir-ee-uhd )
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Reading VocabularyWordbustng Unit 1
appalling • ap·pall • (uh-pawl) • verb(used with object) to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay: He wasappalled by the damage from the fire. I am appalled at your mistakes.
myriad • myr·i·ad • (mir-ee-uhd) • noun1. a verygreator indefinitely great number of persons or things.2. tenthousand.
contagious • con·ta·gious • (kuhn-tey-juhs) • adjective1.capableof being transmitted by bodily contact with an infectedperson or object: contagious diseases. 2.carryingorspreadingacontagiousdisease.3. tending to spread from person to person: contagiouslaughter.
epidemic • ep·i·dem·ic • (ep-i-dem-ik) • adjective1.Also,ep·i·dem·i·cal. (of a disease) affecting many persons atthe same time,andspreading from person to person in a localitywherethedisease is not permanently prevalent. 2. extremelyprevalent;widespread.
eminent • em·i·nent • (em-uh-nuhnt) • adjective1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.2.conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness. 3. lofty;high: eminent peaks. 4. prominent;projecting;protruding:aneminentnose.
intentional • in·ten·tion·al • in-ten-shuh-nl • adjective 1. done with intention or on purpose; intended: an intentional insult.2. of orpertaining to intention or purpose. 3. Metaphysics . a.pertainingto an appearance, phenomenon, or representation in the mind; phenomenal; representational.b. pertaining to thecapacityof the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistentobject. c.pointing beyond itself, as consciousnessorasign.
ruthless • ruth·less • (rooth-lis) • adjectivewithout pity or compassion;cruel;merciless:aruthlesstyrant.
probable • prob·a·ble • (prob-uh-buhl) • adjective 1. likelytooccur or prove true: He foresaw a probable business loss. He isthe probable writer of the article.2. havingmore evidence for than against, or evidence that inclines themind to belief but leaves some room for doubt. 3. affording ground forbelief.
romantic • ro·man·tic • roh-man-tik • adjective 1. of,pertaining to, or of thenature of romance; characteristic or suggestive of the world of romance: a romantic adventure. 2. fanciful;impractical; unrealistic: romantic ideas. 3. imbuedwithordominated by idealism, a desire for adventure,chivalry, etc. 4. characterizedbyapreoccupation with love or by the idealizing of love orone'sbeloved.5.displaying or expressingloveorstrongaffection.
picturesque • pic·tur·esque • pik-chuh-resk • adjective1.visuallycharmingorquaint, as if resembling or suitable for apainting: a picturesque fishing village. 2. (of writing,speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mentalimages: a picturesque description of the Brazilianjungle.3. havingpleasingorinterestingqualities; strikingly effective in appearance: a picturesquehat.