Vocab Unit 4

Affiliated

(adj.,part.) associated, connected
attached, related, joined
dissociated, unconnected

Ascertain

(v.) to find out
discover, determine, establish

Attainment

(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
achievement, fulfillment
failure, defeat, frustration

Bequeath

(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
transmit, bestow, hand down

Cogent

(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
persuasive, compelling
weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant

Converge

(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
meet, unite, intersect, merge
diverge, separate

Disperse

(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
break up, dispel
collect, congregate, assemble, muster

Esteem

(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
(v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
(v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt

Expunge

(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
delete, efface, annihilate
insert, mark, imprint, impress

Finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
bounded, measurable
unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal

Invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
impregnable, impervious, immune
exposed, unprotected, defenseless

Malevolent

(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
kind, benevolent, compassionate

Nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
composed, unruffled, indifferent, blas´┐Ż
perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed

Omniscient

(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
wise, all-knowing
ignorant, unknowing

Panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
universal cure, easy solution

Scrupulous

(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest

Skulk

(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
lurk, slink, prowl

Supercilious

(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
humble, meek, deferential, servile

Uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
eerie, inexplicable, spooky

Venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable
excusable, forgivable
inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable