ASVAB 115 words

  1. abandon
    forsake, leave behind
  2. abate
    become less in amount or intensity
  3. abdicate
    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
  4. abhorrent
    offensive to the mind
  5. abound
    be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
  6. abridge
    lessen, diminish, or curtail
  7. abscond
    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  8. abundant
    present in great quantity
  9. acute
    ending in a sharp point
  10. adversary
    someone who offers opposition
  11. affect
    have an effect upon
  12. aggravate
    make worse
  13. allot
    give out
  14. amateur
    someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  15. ambient
    completely enveloping
  16. amity
    a state of friendship and cordiality
  17. anomie
    lack of moral standards in a society
  18. anticipate
    regard something as probable or likely
  19. appraise
    consider in a comprehensive way
  20. arcanum
    information known only to a special group
  21. obscure
    not clearly understood or expressed
  22. vague
    lacking clarity or distinctness
  23. limber
    (used of artifacts) easily bent
  24. inertia
    (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
  25. ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  26. frugal
    avoiding waste
  27. corrugated
    shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
  28. vestibule
    a large entrance or reception room or area
  29. jetty
    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
  30. eulogy
    a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
  31. satchel
    luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap
  32. glut
    supply with an excess of
  33. slander
    words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  34. vicious
    having the nature of vice
  35. immerse
    cause to be immersed
  36. lofty
    of imposing height; especially standing out above others
  37. accost
    speak to someone
  38. despicable
    morally reprehensible
  39. carcass
    the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
  40. debonair
    having a sophisticated charm
  41. spondee
    a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
  42. spontaneous
    said or done without having been planned or written in advance
  43. momentous
    of very great significance
  44. offish
    lacking cordiality; unfriendly
  45. transpose
    change the order or arrangement of
  46. fasting
    abstaining from food
  47. inflexible
    resistant to being bent
  48. perish
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  49. adept
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  50. competent
    properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
  51. economical
    using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
  52. shrine
    a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
  53. incentive
    a positive motivational influence
  54. levelheaded
    exercising or showing good judgment
  55. reluctant
    not eager
  56. hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
  57. surmount
    get on top of; deal with successfully
  58. barred
    preventing entry or exit or a course of action
  59. warily
    in a wary manner
  60. grating
    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  61. vagrant
    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
  62. scrappy
    full of fighting spirit
  63. dilemma
    state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
  64. menagerie
    a collection of live animals for study or display
  65. unaccustomed
    not habituated to; unfamiliar with
  66. fluorescent
    emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source
  67. rodent
    relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
  68. humorous
    full of or characterized by humor
  69. notary
    someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
  70. knead
    make uniform
  71. bliss
    a state of extreme happiness
  72. impulsive
    without forethought
  73. interject
    to insert between other elements
  74. jargon
    specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
  75. tight
    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
  76. consequence
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  77. obliterate
    remove completely from recognition or memory
  78. unison
    corresponding exactly
  79. turmoil
    a violent disturbance
  80. wary
    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  81. impair
    make worse or less effective
  82. ravage
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  83. perpetual
    continuing forever or indefinitely
  84. chide
    censure severely or angrily
  85. savory
    pleasing to the sense of taste
  86. inhabit
    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
  87. fidget
    move restlessly
  88. massive
    consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
  89. flaunt
    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
  90. hoist
    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  91. clumsy
    lacking grace in movement or posture
  92. frail
    physically weak
  93. utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  94. zest
    a tart spicy quality
  95. prosperous
    in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
  96. defy
    resist or confront with resistance
  97. wheeze
    breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  98. luminous
    softly bright or radiant
  99. incinerate
    become reduced to ashes
  100. calligraphy
    beautiful handwriting
  101. prestige
    a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
  102. profane
    grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
  103. whim
    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
  104. thrift
    extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
  105. malign
    speak unfavorably about
  106. boggy
    (of soil) soft and watery
  107. eccentric
    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  108. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
  109. augment
    enlarge or increase
  110. sublime
    of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  111. hypocrite
    a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  112. hygienic
    tending to promote or preserve health
  113. err
    to make a mistake or be incorrect
  114. parity
    functional equality
  115. glorify
    praise, glorify, or honor