Freshman Vocabulary Word Crossword Puzzle

Freshman Vocabulary Word Crossword Puzzle

Across

  1. Eminent – (adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished
  2. Scuttle – (v.) to get rid of something in a decisive way
  3. Usurp – (v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
  4. Debacle – (n.) an overwhelming defeat, rout *
  1. Spasmodic – (adj.) sudden and violent but brief
  2. Rancid – (adj.) stale, spoiled
  3. Compensate – (v.) to make up for
  4. Vindicate – (v.) to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing
  5. Daunt – (v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate
  6. Sully – (v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
  7. Diminutive – (adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
  8. Cleave – (v.) to cut or split open *
  9. Adherent – (n.) a follower, supporter
  10. Languid – (adj.) drooping, without energy
  11. Stagnant – (adj.) not running or flowing
  12. Temperate – (adj.) mild, moderate
  13. Lucrative – (adj.) bringing in money
  14. Hoodwink – (v.) to mislead by a trick
  15. Prelude – (n.) an introduction
  16. Prattle – (v.) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way
  17. Vociferate – (v.) to utter or shout loudly and vehemently, especially in protest*
  18. Rejuvenate – (v.) to make young again
  19. Dross – (n.) refuse, waste products
  20. Pertain – (v.) to have reference to *
  21. Chide – (v.) to blame
  22. Mire – (n.) a tough situation
  23. Envoy – (n.) a representative or messenger (as of a government)
  24. Surly – (adj.) angry and bad-tempered
  25. Sparse – (adj.) meager, scant
  26. Console – (v.) to comfort

Freshman Vocabulary Word Crossword Puzzle

Down

  1. Erroneous – (adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes
  2. Untenable – (adj.) not capable of being held or defended
  3. Debris – (n.) scattered fragments, wreckage
  4. Access – (n.) approach or admittance to places, persons, things
  5. Concise – (adj.) expressing much in a few words
  6. Recoup – (v.) to make up for, regain
  7. Incessant – (adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
  8. Sordid – (adj.) wretchedly poor
  9. Vagrant – (n.) an idle wanderer
  10. Annihilate – (v.) to destroy completely
  11. Dilemma – (n.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
  12. Concerted – (adj.) planned or performed in cooperation with others
  13. Adieu – (n.) a farewell
  14. Lucid – (adj.) easy to understand, clear
  15. Subjugate – (v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
  16. Brunt – (n.) the main impact, force, or burden *
  17. Actuate – (v.) to move to action *
  18. Lithe – (adj.) bending easily, limber
  19. Inscribe – (v.) to write or engrave
  20. Knave – (n.) a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow*
  21. Pliant – (adj.) easily influenced
  22. Venture – (n.) a risky or daring undertaking
  23. Recoil – (v.) to spring back, shrink
  24. Preamble – (n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
  25. Condone – (v.) to pardon or overlook
  26. Clique – (n.) a small, exclusive group of people
  27. Improvise – (v.) to compose or perform without preparation *
  28. Wane – (v.) to lose size, strength, or power
  29. Rancid – (adj.) stale, spoiled
  30. Escalate – (v.) to elevate

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