Vocabulary for the College Bound Student: Credit 1

Invalid
Not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory.
Retire
1. Withdraw from active duty or business.
2. Go to bed. (ant. rise)
Scrutinize
Examine very closely; inspect; vet.
Complex
Having varied interrelated parts, and therefore hard to understand; complicated; intricate. (ant. simple)
Acquit
1. Relieve from an accusation; pronounce not guilty; discharge; exculpate; exonerate. (ant. convict)
2. Perform one’s part; conduct oneself.
Oblivious
(Usually followed by of) forgetful; unmindful; not aware; unwitting.
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Rejuvenate
Make young or youthful again; give new vigor to; reinvigorate; refresh.
Ignore
Refuse to take notice of; disregard. (ant. heed)
Exotic
1. Introduced from another country; foreign. (ant. native; indigenous)
2. Strikingly unusual; strange.
Indolence
Idleness; laziness.
Ameliorate
Become better; make better; improve; enhance. (ant. worsen)
Withdraw
1. Take back; remove. (ant. deposit)
2. Draw back; go away; retreat; leave. (ant. advance)
Conserve
Keep from waste, loss, or decay; save. (ant. waste)
Hamper
Interfere with; hinder; impede. (ant. aid)
Parsimonious
Unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted. (ant. generous)
Non-carcinogenic
Not producing, or tending to produce, cancer. (ant. carcinogenic)
Prodigy
Person of extraordinary talent or ability; wonder.
Excruciating
Causing great pain or anguish; agonizing; unbearably painful.
Tractable
Easily led, taught, or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable. (ant. unruly; intractable)
Effrontery
Shameless boldness; insolence; gall; temerity; nerve; chutzpah.