english honors 1 final words

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Abhor

to hate

Aboriginal

native

Absolve

to free from blame, to forgive

Accentuate

to emphasize

Bastion

a stronghold, force

Bedlam

a scene of confusion, noisy disturbance

Benefactor

one who provides help/ gives money

Benign

harmless

Callous

showing no concern for others feelings, insensitive

Candor

honesty

Capricious

unpredictable

Carcinogenic

cancer causing

Debauchery

corrupt

Debilitate

to weaken

Debunk

to prove wrong

Decipher

to figure out

Egocentric

selfish

Elicit

to bring out/ to tell

Elixir

cure-all

Emaciate

to thin

Facade

front or side of a building

Faction

group

Facsimile

copy

Feasible

manageable/possible

Gaudy

showy/flashy

Genesis

origin

Gesticulate

to make gestures

Harbinger

one who goes ahead, forerunner

Heed

to give attention/ listen

Heirloom

passed down family valuable

Heresy

lack of faith/having a different religion than the accepted one

Idiom

an expression

Idiosyncrasy

an unusual habit

Illicit

illegal

Impartial

fair

Jaunt

short trip

Jurisdiction

area of authority

Juxtapose

to compare side by side

Judicious

showing good judgment

Kinetic

in motion, active

Kiosk

booth that sells items

Kismet

fate, destiny

Lackadaisical

showing lack of interest

Lampoon

to make fun of

Larceny

to steal

Layman

nonprofessional

Mandate

command

Marginal

containing a border/ borderline, minimal, peripheral

Maritime

pertaining to the sea

Martyr

one who dies for their religion

Nemesis

enemy

Neophyte

beginner, novice

Nepotism

showing favoritism to relatives

Nirvana

state of peace

Obtuse

simpleminded/not sharp

Ogle

to stare at

Ominous

threatening

Ordinance

a law

Palatable

acceptable

Panacea

remedy for all disease

Panache

nice style/manner/confidence

Pandemic

existing everywhere

Quarantine

isolation of one, to prevent disease

Quasi

resemblance, seems as if

Queue

to wait in line/ a long line

Quintessential

ideal

Rancor

hatred

Rapport

connection/ relationship

Rationale

fundamental reason

Recidivism

the habit repeating a crime

Scapegoat

one to take blame

Secede

to withdraw from alliance/group

Secular

nonreligious

Sedentary

well-mannered/ stays in one place

Temperance

moderation

Tenuous

thin form

Terse

brief to the point/ concise

Theology

study of religion

Underscore

to stress/ emphasize

Unequivocal

clear/absolute/certain

Unilateral

one-sided

Unprecedented

never done

Vacillate

indecisive

Vehement

forceful

Veneer

thin layer of wood

Vernacular

everyday language

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