This is your Just Vocabulary Weekly Recap for the episode 177 - 181. First we listen to the 10 GRE words of last week. Then we start with our review questions. Presented by Jan Folmer, your ESL (English As a Second Language) podcast - host from Cape Town.
IMPROVIDENT = spending money in a way that is not sensible, and/or not planning carefully for the future; lacking care for the future. unconcerned about future needs: failing to put money aside or give any thought to the future without foresight: not sensible, cautious, or wise INCUMBENT = obliga
SUCCUMB = to die or suffer badly from an illness: to lose the determination to oppose something, or to give up and accept something that you first opposed; "give in: to be unable to resist or oppode something die from something: to die from an illness or injury" PROFLIGATE = wasteful: extremely ext
THWART = to oppose and defeat the efforts, plans or ambitions. To prevent the occurence or realization of something. Frustrate something. PURSUIT = Act of striving for something, the effort made to try to achieve of obtain something over a period of time. ALSO... A hobby, a leisure activity. AND t
TRIVIALIZE = To make something seem less important than it really is. To reduce the importance or value of something, to treat something as, or make it apear, less serious, important or valuable than it really is. DURESS = Forcible restraint or compulsion by threat. Violence use to coerce a person
ASTUTE = Clever and quick to see how to take advantage of a situation. Clever and perceptive, shrewd and discerning. Good at making accurate judgements. DECAY = To decline in quality gradually and steadily. Become rotten; to decompose and become soft. Fall into disrepair; deteriorate. Decline in qu
PRIVY = be privy to sth; to be told information that is not told to many people. Sharing in the knowledge of something secret or private. Sharing secret knowledge, sharing knowledge or something secret or private. REPRIEVE = Stop or postpone somebody's punishment; to halt or delay the punishment o
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APPREHEND = Understand something, to grasp the importance, significance, or meaning of something. OR To arrest, to capture, to seize. GREGARIOUS = Seeking and enjoying the company of others, fond of company.
Abeyance = suspension of activity, temporary inactivity or non operation, temporarily suspended. Encumber = hinder somebody or something. To hamper or impede somebody or something, load down, to burden.
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Reviewed on 08/27/2007 by rtieder