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rampant (05/28/18)

May 28, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

rampant adjective 1. violent in action or spirit; raging; furious 2. growing without stopping Example 1: The rampant father scared his son's friends, but the son was used to his father's temper. Example 2: The weeds b...

sordid (05/25/18)

May 25, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Friday

sordid adjective 1. morally ignoble or base; vile 2. meanly selfish, self-seeking 3. dirty or filthy Example 1: She decided the website was only a sordid attempt to meet young girls. Example 2: The Pardoner seems...

dregs (05/24/18)

May 24, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Thursday

dregs noun 1. the least valuable part of anything 2.  a small remnant; any small quantity. Example 1: The author described the setting as the home of the dregs of society. Example 2: Corey stopped his mom...

Feckless (05/23/18)

May 23, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Uncategorized, Wednesday

Feckless Adjective having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy Example: The mother feared that her son would continue to be feckless throughout his life. ...

castigate (05/16/18)

May 22, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Wednesday

castigate verb 1. to criticize or reprimand severely 2. to punish in order to correct Example: President Trump often castigates the press.  ...

futile (05/22/18)

May 22, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Tuesday

Futile Adjective incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: Example: Attempting to force-feed the sick horse was futile because he would not eat....

solace (05/21/18)

May 21, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

solace noun 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress ordiscomfort 2. something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief Example: The minister's visit was the dying man'...

ethics (05/17/18)

May 17, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Thursday

ethics noun 1. (used with a singular or plural verb) a system of moral principles 2. (used with a plural verb) the rules of conduct recognized in respect toa particular  class of human actio...

Laceration (05/15/18))

May 15, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Tuesday

Laceration 1. a rough, jagged tear. Example: Tony went to the emergency room to have his laceration stitched up....

Tangible (05/14/18)

May 14, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

Tangible adjective 1. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial 2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary Example1: While zombies are believed to be tangible, gho...

Scoff (05/18/18)

May 11, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Friday

Scoff verb  1. to speak derisively; mock; jeer (often followed by at) Example 1: Mr. Bobo scoffed at his own attempt to cook rice. Example 2: I will try not to scoff at her ridiculous poetry....

intimidate (05/11/18)

May 11, 2018

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Friday

intimidate verb (used with object), intimidated, intimidating. 1. to make timid; fill with fear. 2. to overawe or frighten, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc. 3. to force into or de...

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