Unit 7 Vocabulary

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Unit 7
Vocabulary
AFFIRMATION
 Confirmation of the
truth
 A solemn pledge
 A solemn declaration
that is accepted instead
of a declaration under
oath
AFFLUENT
Wealthy;
having an
abundance
of material
goods
BRAVADO
 A display of
false courage
 A showy
display of
courage
COERCION
The use of
force or
intimidation
to gain
compliance
COMMODIOUS
Spacious
and
convenient;
roomy;
ample or
adequate
DEROGATORY
A belittling remark towards
another person
Depressed,
gloomy,
feeling or
showing
hopelessness
DESPONDENT
EMULATE
To imitate, to try to equal
 ENERVATE
To
weaken,
to
deprive
of
strength
FLIPPANT
 Treating a matter lightly that is worthy of
respect
 Disrespectful
INCOHERENT
Disconnected,
rambling,
lacking
cohesion
INCONGRUOUS
Not fitting, absurd
Not open to
question or
dispute
INCONTROVERTIBLE
MERCENARY
 Professional
soldier working
for hire; working
merely for money
PESSIMISM
Belief that
life is
basically
bad or evil;
gloominess
PEDAGOGUE
 A teacher of
children
To
disprove,
to prove
to be
false
REFUTE
SATURATE
 To soak
 To blanket
completely
Concise,
abrupt,
pithy
TERSE
VERTIGO
Dizziness,
giddiness
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