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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 1


Vocabulary Workshop Level G (Grade 12) Unit 1

Vocabulary Workshop Level G (Grade 12) Unit 1

Word List

  1. acquisitive
    (adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
  2. germane
    (adj.) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
  3. arrogate
    (v.) to claim or take without right
  4. insatiable
    (adj.) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
  5. banal
    (adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
  6. intransigent
    (adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
  7. belabor
    (v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
  8. invidious
    (adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
  9. carping
    (adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism
  10. largesse
    (n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
  11. coherent
    (adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
  12. reconnaissance
    (n.) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
  13. congeal
    (v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
  14. substantiate
    (v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
  15. emulate
    (v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
  16. taciturn
    (adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
  17. encomium
    (n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
  18. temporize
    (v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
  19. eschew
    (v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from
  20. tenable
    (adj.) capable of being held or defended

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