Language / Junior Vocabulary List 7

Random Language or vocabulary Quiz

Can you name the 50 words on the seventh vocabulary list?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/50 Timer 12:00
DefinitionWordAntonyms/Connections
(adj.) no longer existingAntonym: EXTANT
(n.) mild or BENIGN expression of an offensive fact; understatementAntonym: hyperbole. Connections: A ____ is not explicit; it is often CIRCUMLOCUTORY.
(v.) to avoid; foregoAntonym: ESPOUSE. Connections: An APOSTATE ____ his former cause as an apostle ESPOUSES a cause.
(v.)to cause; to bring into being; BEGETn/a
(v.) to atone for a sin; to do penanceConnections: People who are CONTRITE or have COMPUNCTIONS will try to expiate those sins.
(n.) 1) a summary or part that is representative of the whole; COMPENDIUM. 2) a perfect or CONSUMMATE example of a type of person or thing.n/a
(adj.) pressing; very important or urgentn/a
(v.) to cleanse of offensive passages; to BOWDLERIZEConnections: When literature is ____, the resulting material is often BANAL or BLAND
(adj.) fleeting; vanishing; short-lived; EPHEMERALn/a
(adj.) speedyAntonyms: DESULTORY; DILATORY
(n.) pleasing sound of words or musicAntonym: cacaphony. Connections: DULCET sounds create ____ while CLARION sounds create cacaphony
(adj.) irrelevant; off the topicAntonym: APPOSITE. Connections: Because it contains ____ material, writing or speech which DEVIATES from the topic is called DISCURSIVE or CIRCUMLOCUTORY.
(v.) to free of guilt or blame.Antonyms: ASCRIBE blame to; declare CULPABLE.
(n.) a lover of luxurious livingAntonym: ASCETIC. Connections: A CONNOISSEUR of CULINARY knowledge is often an ____.
(v.) 1) to root out; to eliminate any traces of. 2) to BOWDLERIZE or EXPURGATE, when used in reference to the removal of offensive passages from literatureConnection: ____ is a more complete action than DELETE or EXPUNGE
(n.) inscription on a gravestoneConnection: A(n) ____ is inscribed after someone's DEMISE.
(adj.) profound; understood by only a few; ABSTRUSEConnection: Something ____ is difficult for the ordinary person to CONSTRUE.
(v.) to embitter; AGGRAVATEAntonyms: ALEVIATE; AMELIORATE; ASSUAGE; ENHANCE; EXTENUATE
(n.) science of word originsn/a
(n.) a pressing need; something which must be done right awayn/a
(n.) a speech of praise, often given after someone's DEMISE; ACCOLADES; ENCOMIUMAntonyms: ANATHEMA; DIATRIBE; EXECRATION
(v.) to alienate; to cause to be on unfriendly termsConnections: If something ____ people, they move form AMITY to DISCORD.
(v.) to erase; to deleteConnections: To ____ offensive material from literature is to BOWDLERIZE or EXPURGATE.
(n.) a puzzle or puzzling situationConnections: A(n) ____ is AMBIGUOUS or ABSTRUSE. One must COGITATE to understand it.
(v.) to try to excel or equalConnection: An apostle or ACOLYTE would ____ his/her leader.
DefinitionWordAntonyms/Connections
(n.) praise; ACCOLADES; ADULATION; EULOGYAntonyms: ANATHEMA; DIATRIBE
(n.) science of racial originsn/a
(adj.) doing what is convenient or advantageous without regard to its morality or consequences.n/a
(v.) to increase; add to (something already good or positive); AUGMENTAntonyms: AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE
1) (v.) to live in exile voluntarily; to choose to live in another country other than one's own. 2) (v.) To drive out of one's country. 3) (n.) a person who chooses to live in anotn/a
(n.) ANATHEMA; denunciationAntonyms: ACCOLADES; ENCOMIUM; EULOGY
(v.) to wear awayConnections: A DELUGE will cause soil to ____, where a CATACLYSM will cause soil to erupt.
(v.) to clear of blame; to EXCULPATEAntonyms: ASCRIBE blame to; declare CULPABLE
(v.) to scold severelyConnections: We ____ people who are CULPABLE with ANATHEMAS, DIATRIBES, and EXECRATIONS.
(adj.) 1) light; airy; delicate. 2) heavenlyConnection: A CHERUBIC being is ____.
(v.) 1) To prohibit from doing. 2) to order to do somethingConnections: A DICTUM or ARBITER might ____ someone from doing, or to do, something.
(v.) to talk or write at great length.n/a
(adj.) Short-lived; EVANESCENTn/a
(v.) to excuse; to CONDONE; to modify the severity of (a punishment); ALLEVIATEAntonyms: AGGRAVATE; EXACERBATE. Connections: People characterized by CLEMENCY would ____ punishments.
(adj.) deliberately vague; AMBIGUOUS; CIRCUMLOCUTORY; DUBIOUSAntonym: EXPLICIT
(adj.) still in existenceAntonym: EXTINCT
(adj.) clearly expressed ; directly statedAntonyms: implicit; AMBIGUOUS; EQUIVOCAL
(v.) to reason earnestly with (in an effort to change behavior)Antonym: COERCE. Connections: Someone DIDACTIC would ____ with a person to EDIFY him/her.
(adj.) 1) foreign; imported from elsewhere. 2) strangeAntonyms: BANAL; BLAND; DRAB. Connection: BIZARRE implies wierdness, while ____ means different in a positive sense.
(adj.) 1) even; steady (said of a person). 2) calm; serene (said of a person). 3) mild; not fluctuating or changing much.n/a
(v.) 1) to marry or wed. 2) to advocate or support; to give one's support toAntonym (2): ESCHEW
(n.) 1) justice; fairness. 2) the value of one's property after the outstanding mortgage has been paid offn/a
(n.) calmness of temperment; poise.Antonym: DISCOMFITURE. Connection: An equable person displays ____.
(n.) descriptive name, usually DEROGATORYConnections: The use of ____ will AGGRAVATE or EXACERATE troubled interpersonal relationships.
(adj.) just; fairAntonyms: ARBITRARY; BIASED. Connections: An ARBITER should be ____ and hand down only CONDIGN injunctions.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.