Texas Instruments English Questions 2017- (Paper 7 of 11)

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  • admonish = usurp (reprove)
  • merry = gay
  • alienate = estrange (isolate)
  • instigate = incite
  • dispel = dissipate (dismiss)
  • belief = conviction
  • covet = crave (desire)
  • belated = too late
  • solicit = beseech (seek)
  • brim = border
  • subside = wane (drop)
  • renounce = reject
  • hover = linger (stay close)
  • divulge = reveal
  • heap = to pile (collect)
  • adhesive = tenacious
  • veer = diverge (turn)
  • hamper = obstruct
  • caprice = whim (impulse)
  • to merit = to deserve
  • stifle = suffocate (smother)
  • inert = passive
  • latitude = scope
  • momentary = transient
  • tranquil = serene (calm)
  • admonish = cautious
  • efface = obliterate (wipe out)
  • conciliation = make less angry or more friendly
  • intermittent = stopping and then starting
  • preponderant = superiority of power or quality
  • vacillate = undecided or dilemma
  • deprecate = feel and express disapproval
  • assess = determine the amount or value
  • litigation = engaging in a law suit
  • negotiate = discuss or bargain
  • expedient = fitting proper, desirable
  • conglomeration = group, collection
  • connotation = suggest or implied meaning of expression
  • discretion = prudence
  • compunction = remorse (regret)
  • amiable = friendly
  • cajole = coax (wheedle: Sweet talk)
  • incentive = provocation
  • embrace = hug (hold-cuddle)
  • latent = potential
  • confiscate = appropriate (to take charge)
  • emancipate = liberate
  • lament = mourn
  • confiscate = appropriate
  • obstinate = stubborn
  • acumen = exactness
  • metamorphosis = transform
  • scrutiny = close examination
  • annihilate = to destroy
  • whet = sharpen
  • behest = request
  • adage = proverb
  • penitence = to repeat
  • lethargy = stupor (lazy)
  • volume = quantity
  • furtive = stealthy (secret)
  • meager = scanty
  • cargo = freight (load)
  • baffle = frustrate
  • pretentious = ostentatious (affected)
  • volatile = ever changing
  • expedite = hasten
  • surplus = excessive
  • affinity = strong liking
  • fluctuation = wavering
  • empirical = experimental
  • retrospective = review
  • fallible = liable to error
  • egregious = bad
  • truncate = shorten by cutting
  • decomposition = rotten
  • equivocate = lie, mislead