English II Honors vocab 2

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Quiescent

motionless

Raconteur

witty, skillful storyteller

rarefy

to make thinner/sparser

euphony

pleasant, harmonious sound

exigent

urgent, requiring immediate action

redress

relief from wrong/injury

rejoinder

response

repudiate

to reject the validity of

exponent

one who champions, representative, supporter

expurgate

to censor

abase

to humble, disgrace

ossify

to change into bone, to become hardened or set in a rigid conventional pattern

abeyance

temporary suppression or suspension

abjure

to reject, abandon formally

overwrought

agitated, overdone

palliate

to make less serious, ease

pallid

lacking color or liveliness

bifurcate

to divide into two parts

panegyric

elaborate praise, formal hymn of praise

wanton

undisciplined, unrestrained, reckless

hermetic

tightly sealed

orotund

pompous

officious

too helpful, meddlesome

ethos

beliefs or character of group

estimable

held in high admirability, commendable, creditable

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