Words You Should Know in High School

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quiz 5/15/12

skullduggery

practices carried out in secret to trick people

serene

clear and calm

sentient

being aware; capable of perceiving

scintillate

to excite; to give off light as sparks

sanguine

cheerfully optimistic or blood red

sagacious

able to make wise decisions

ruminate

to think carefully and at length about something

ribald

humorous in a rude and vulgar way

rhetorical

asked with no expectation of response

reticent

persuasive in argument

restive

unwilling to accept rules; having little practice

respite

a period of rest between periods of struggle

reprobate

an immoral person

replete

completely supplied with something

recalcitrant

resistant to the control of others; difficult to work with

quixotic

taking a romanticized view of life motivated by idealism

quagmire

an awkward or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to escape

pugnacious

inclined to fight or aggressive

puerile

silly in a childish way

prurient

lewd; intending to arouse an unwholesome interest in sex

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