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euphemism (10/23/17)

October 23, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

euphemism noun 1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression which is usually thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. 2. the expression substituted for another: “To pass away”, "To kick the bucket", an...

bristle (10/17/17)

October 17, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Tuesday

bristle noun 1. one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially hogs,used extensively in making brushes. 2. anything resembling these hairs. Example: The brush contained hog's ...

repudiate (10/16/17)

October 16, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

repudiate verb (used with object), repudiated, repudiating. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with disapproval or cond...

tremulous (10/13/17)

October 13, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Friday

tremulous adjective 1. (of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness. 2. timid; timorous; fearful. Example: The girl's tremulous hands revealed her nervousness....

ominous (10/12/17)

October 12, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Thursday

Ominous adjective 1. foreshadowing evil or harm; foreboding; threatening Example: The dark clouds and swirling winds seemed ominous....

inadvertent (10/11/17)

October 11, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Wednesday

inadvertent adjective 1. unintentional 2. not attentive; heedless. Example: Pam made an inadvertent insult when she announced how much she hates the color pink. Her sister, Pat, had just chosen pink as the color for the bridesmai...

incipient (10/10/17)

October 10, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Tuesday

incipient 1. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage. Example: She told the truth to stop the incipient rumor from spreading.   ...

dupe (10/9/17)

October 9, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Monday

dupe noun 1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled; someone who gullable. Example: The freshman was a dupe for buying an elevator pass from the senior at McCluer High School.   ...

jostle (10/6/17)

October 6, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Friday

jostle verb 1. to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely. 2. to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving  Example: The crowd jostled him into the subway. &n...

infamous (10/5/17)

October 5, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Thursday

infamous adjective 1. having an extremely bad reputation 2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable Example: The bombing of the twin towers in 2001 is known as an infamous deed. &n...

nuance (10/4/17)

October 5, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Wednesday

nuance [noo-ahns] 1. a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response,etc. 2. a very slight difference or variation in color or tone. Example: My appreciation of hockey increased when...

rudimentary (10/3/17)

October 5, 2017

Filed under ACT Vocab Prep, Tuesday

rudimentary adjective 1. pertaining to first principles or basic understandings; elementary knowledge Example: His rudimentary knowledge of geometry helped him succeed on the project. ...

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