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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 4


Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 4

Vocabulary Workshop Level F (Grade 11) Unit 4

Word List

  1. affable
    (adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
  2. irrevocable
    (adj.) incapable of being changed or called back
  3. aggrandize
    (v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
  4. propensity
    (n.) a natural inclination or predilection toward
  5. amorphous
    (adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or; character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
  6. querulous
    (adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful
  7. archetype
    (n.) an original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example of a particular type of person or thing
  8. remonstrate
    (v.) to argue with someone against something, protest against
  9. aura
    (n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
  10. repudiate
    (v.) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
  11. contraband
    (n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illegal, prohibited
  12. resilient
    (adj.) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly
  13. erudite
    (adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
  14. reverberate
    (v.) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
  15. gossamer
    (adj.) thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth
  16. scurrilous
    (adj.) coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed
  17. inscrutable
    (adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
  18. sedulous
    (adj.) persistent, showing industry and determination
  19. insular
    (adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
  20. sleazy
    (adj.) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

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