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1

Define:

odium
(oh-dee-um)

n. repugnance, hatred
n. strong dislike

The popular odium of attorneys is often unmerited.

2

Define:

officious
(uh-fish-us)

adj. prone to giving unwanted advice

I make a habit of giving honest opinions, but I try to avoid being officious with my friends.

3

Define:

opaque
(owe-peyk)

adj. blocking all light
adj. hard to understand

The windows became so dirty they were almost opaque.

4

Define:

opportune
(opp-er-tune)

adj. happening under fitting circumstances, or at an appropriate or favorable time

The students waited for an opportune moment to surprise their teacher with the bouquet of flowers they had prepared.

5

Define:

superfluous
(suh-per-flu-us)

adj. more than necessary; unnecessary

The student's essay was full of superfluous phrases that needed to be deleted.

6

Define:

supersede
(sue-per-seed)

v. to substitute; to take precedence over

It had been my understanding that the new tax code supersedes the old one, but actually both are in vigor simultaneously.

7

Define:

supplant
(suh-plant)

v. to replace

The higher-ups tried to supplant rebellious teachers with conformists.

8

Define:

supplicate
(sup-lih-kate)

v. to humbly ask

The churchgoers then bowed their heads and supplicated God to answer their prayers.

9

Define:

surmount
(ser-mount)

v. to overcome
v. to rise above

Through sheer determination, he was able to surmount his disadvantages and win the contest outright.

10

Define:

surreptitious
(ser-up-tish-us)

adj. secretive

Since they were not allowed to speak, the couple exchanged surreptitious glances from across the room.

11

Define:

symbiotic
(sim-bee-ott-ik)

adj. related to a relationship between two or more organisms living together

The whale and the small fish that cling to its body have a symbiotic relationship.

12

Define:

synapse
(sin-apse)

n. the small gap between the cells of nerves

Neurotransmitters travel across the synapse between brain cells.

13

Define:

synchronous
(sing-kruh-nuss)

adj. operating at the same time or at the same rate

The film was notable for its synchronous premiere in 11 capital cities around the globe.

14

Define:

tacit
(tass-it)

adj. implied or unspoken

There was a tacit agreement between the two companies that neither would expand into the other's city.

15

Define:

taciturn
(tass-ih-turn)

adj. tending to be silent; quiet

Some of the students were quite taciturn and had to be asked to participate more.

16

Define:

exacerbate
(ig-zass-er-bate)

v. to make worse

The children's screaming exacerbated their father's headache.

17

Define:

exact
(ig-zact)

v. to forcibly obtain

The detectives finally exacted the truth from the witness.

18

Define:

exculpate
(ek-skull-pate)

v. to free from blame

The political prisoner was fully exculpated only when the dictatorship was overthrown and an independent truth commission established.

19

Define:

exhort
(ig-zort)

v. to urge by strong appeal

Taking the loudspeaker in her hand, the policewoman exhorted the kidnapper to release his hostage.

20

Define:

exigent
(ek-suh-djunt)

adj. requiring immediate attention; pressing, demanding

The show's run was cut short by an exigent lack of funds.

21

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

n. blame
n. strong dislike

odium
(oh-dee-um)

synonyms: shame, dishonor; disgust, detestation

22

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. prone to giving unwanted advice

officious
(uh-fish-us)

synonyms: forward, meddlesome

23

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. blocking all light
adj. hard to understand

opaque
(owe-peyk)

synonyms: blurred, darkened, lusterless; baffling, cryptic

24

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. happening under fitting circumstances

opportune
(opp-er-tune)

synonyms: advantageous, favorable

25

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. more than necessary; unnecessary

superfluous
(suh-per-flu-us)

synonyms: extra, excessive, overdone

26

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to substitute; to take precedence over

supersede
(sue-per-seed)

synonyms: usurp, succeed

27

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to replace

supplant
(suh-plant)

synonyms: substitute, usurp

28

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to humbly ask

supplicate
(sup-lih-kate)

synonyms: ask, pray for, desire

29

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

v. to overcome
v. to rise above

surmount
(ser-mount)

synonyms: vanquish, transcend

30

Which of your vocabulary words means the following?

adj. secretive

surreptitious
(ser-up-tish-us)

synonyms: sneaky, secret, covert