Study Skills Final Exam

cajole
coax, promise, persuade with flattery

lucrative
profitable, money-making

lobbyist
one who argues on behalf of

loathing
hatred, disgust

lampoon
ridicule, mock

knotty
troublesome, difficult

kindle
excite, ignite

jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled, desensitized

irreverent
disrespectful, rude

irreproachable
unable to blame, innocent

invoke
call upon, appeal to, petition

invigorated
Energized

intuition
perception, insight without direct knowledge

introverted
shy, keeping to yourself

insipid
dull, uninteresting, boring

insinuate
to hint at or to suggest slyly

innocuous
harmless, having no adverse effects

industrious
hard-working

implement
fulfill, put into effect, carry out

imminent
upcoming, about to happen soon

immerse
submerge, get involved deeply

hedonist
one who is devoted to seeking pleasure

humble
simple, modest

haughty
arrogant, overbearing

frugal
thrifty, cheap, not spending much

frivolous
unimportant, silly

frank
matter-of-fact, completely honest

fickle
changing frequently with regards to one’s loyalty and interests

falsify
fake, deceive

erratic
odd, inconsistent

eradicate
erase, remove

entrust
to trust; to give responsibility to

enmity
hatred, dislike

elusive
hard to express or define, difficult to catch

eloquent
well-spoken

elated
overjoyed, very happy

efficient
effective, useful

eccentric
odd, strange

dupe
to deceive a person

discern
distinguish, detect

dilemma
difficulty, difficult situation

devious
sneaky, tricky

destitute
extremely poor

denounce
condemn, criticize, censure

covert
hidden, secret

contempt
hatred, lack of respect

congenial
Pleasant

conform
adapt, adjust to

compliant
agreeable, yielding, submissive

charlatan
phony, fraud, imposter

charismatic
charming, fascinating

cerebral a
very smart, intellectual, brainy

caustic
harsh, bitter, severe