Vocabulary for the College Bound Student: Chapter 3, Sets 6-10

Vocabulary for the College Bound Student: Chapter 3, Sets 6-10

apiary
place where bees are kept
aviary
place where birds are kept
badger
tease; annoy; nag
halcyon
calm; peaceful
lionize
treat as highly important
menagerie
place where animals are kept and trained; collection of wild animals
molt
shed feathers, skin, hair, etc.
ornithology
study of birds
parasite
animal, plant, or person living on others; freeloader
parasitic
living at the expense of another; sponging
parrot
repeat mechanically
scavenger
animal or person removing refuse, decay, etc.
antidote
remedy for a poison or evil
astringent (n.)
substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood
astringent (adj.)
1.) severe; stern 2.) causing contraction
benign
1.) not dangerous 2.) gentle; kindly
convalesce
recover health after illness; recuperate
convalescent
person recovering from sickness
fester
form pus; rankle; rot; putrefy
hypochondriac
one who is morbidly anxious about personal health, or suffering from imagined illness
immunity
1.) resistance (to a disease) 2.) freedom (as from an obligation); exemption
immunize
make resistant to a disease
lesion
injury; hurt
malignant
1.) threatening to cause death 2.) very evil
morbid
1.) gruesome 2.) having to do with disease
pestilential
1.) morally harmful 2.) pertaining to a plague; deadly
regimen
set of rules, especially to improve health
salubrious
healthful
sebaceous
greasy; secreting fatty matter secreted by the glands of the skin
therapeutic
curative
toxic
poisonous
unguent
salve; ointment
viral
cause by a virus
virulent
1.) extremely poisonous; deadly; venomous 2.) very bitter
virus
1.) disease-causing substance too small to be seen through a microscope 2.) corruptive force
acclaim
welcome with approval; applaud loudly
encomium
speech or writing of high praise; tribute; eulogy; panegyric
eulogize
praise; extol; laud; glorify
kudos
fame or praise due to achievement
laudable
praiseworthy; commendable
laudatory
expressing praise; eulogistic
plaudit
(using mainly in the plural) applause; enthusiastic praise; acclaim
calumnious
falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
derogatory
expressing low esteem; belittling; disparaging
imputation
charge, especially an unjust or false charge; insinuation; accusation
libel
false and defamatory printed (or written) statement
libelous
injurious to reputation; defamatory; calumnious
malign
speak evil of; vilify; traduce
slander
false and defamatory spoken statement; calumny
stigma
mark of disgrace
stigmatize
brand with a mark of disgrace
banter
playful teasing; joking; raillery
caricature
drawing, imitation, or description that ridiculously exaggerates peculiarities or defects
droll
odd and laughter-provoking
facetious
1.) in a habit of joking 2.) said in jest without serious intent
flippant
treating serious matters lightly
harlequin
buffoon; clown
hilarious
boisterously merry; very funny
hilarity
noisy gaiety; mirth; jollity; glee
ironic or ironical
containing or expressing humor whose intending meaning is opposite of the words used
irony
1.) species of humor whose intended meaning is the opposite of the words used 2.) state of affairs contrary to what would normally be expected
jocose
given to jesting; playfully humorous
levity
lack of proper seriousness; trifling gaiety; frivolity
ludicrous
exciting laughter; ridiculous; farcical; absurd
parody
humorous imitation
sarcasm
sneering and often ironic language intended to hurt a person’s feelings
sarcastic
given to or expressing ironic language intended to hurt a person’s feelings
sardonic
bitterly sarcastic; mocking; sneering
satire
language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
satiric or satirical
given to or expressing abusive language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule
travesty
imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery

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