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English IV CP Batches 6-10

augment

verb (used with object)-to make larger, greater, more numerous, or more intense

decorum

noun-dignified or proper behavior, speech, dress, etc.; propriety

impervious

adj-impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

inordinate

adj-not within reasonable limits; excessive

mercurial

adj-unpredictable; clever but whimsical or erratic

meticulous

adj.- extremely careful and thorough, precise, painstaking

prodigious

adj-extraordinary in size, quantity, or extent; enormous; also marvelous or amazing

proficient

adj. well advanced in a subject or occupation, skilled, adept, expert

vacillate

verb: to physically sway; to be indecisive

voracious

adj.-having or marked by boundless greed or desire

chafe

verb to rub so as to make sore or irritated; also to cause impatience, discontent, or irritation

chastise

verb to reprimand or inflict punishment

ephemeral

adj. lasting a short time, fleeting, transient

expedite

verb to do or execute promptly; to accelerate or speed up the progress (of something)

frailty

noun the quality or state of being frail (fragile or weak); also, a fault or weakness, especially in moral character

impede

verb to get in the way of, interfere with or slow the progress of

jocund

adj. cheerful, merry

posterity

noun succeeding or future generations, either collectively or of one person

repudiate

verb to reject or refuse to acknowledge

requite

verb to retaliate or pay like for like (as an injury or wrongdoing); also make suitable return to for a benefit or service

absolve

verb to declare free from guilt or blame

belligerent

adjective resistant to authority, stubborn

facetious

adjective not serious; amusing, joking

enigma

noun a puzzling person or problem

estrange

verb to turn someone from like or affection to dislike or enmity

nemesis

noun a thing or person that a person cannot best or overcome; also an agent or act of retribution or punishment

piety

noun dutiful spirit of reverence or devotion

rebuke

verb or noun to express sharp, stern disapproval

reconcile

verb to restore to harmony

tenacity

noun perseverance; the condition of holding firmly to (a thing, idea, or act)

adamant

adjective unyielding, firm

burgeon

verb- to develop rapidly, flourish, or grow.

coy

adjective artfully (flirtatiously) or affectedly shy or reserved; shy, modest, hesitant

denizen

noun-an inhabitant or resident

indomitable

adj-incapable of being subdued; unconquerable

innocuous

adj-harmless

parody

noun an imitative work (of literature or music) created to mock or ridicule an original work

satire

noun the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, etc. to expose, discredit or scorn human vices and follies (shortcomings). Often used to refer specifically to works of literature.

transient

adj-not lasting, fleeting, short-lived, momentary.

vestige

noun- a mark, trace, or remaining evidence of something that is there no longer

banal

adj-predictable, clichéd, boring

distraught

adj-deeply troubled, as with worry or grief

eschew

verb shun or leap away from; avoid

indiscretion

noun an act at variance with the accepted morality of the society

liability

noun money owed; something disadvantageous

palatable

adj-acceptable to the taste, sufficiently agreeable to be consumed; also used as acceptable to the mind or sensibilities

placate

verb-to soothe or pacify

reticent

adj-silent, reserved; not eager

versatile

adj-capable of doing many things well, having more than one function

vindicate

verb to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like

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