English 10 semester 2

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Abate

to recue or lessen; to subtract from an amount

Abject

being the most contemptible or miserable kind

Affable

gentle and gracious; approachable

Altercation

an angry verbal dispute

Animosity

bitter hostility or hatred

Antecedent

a preceding occurence or cause; preceding in order

Arrears

unpaid debts or obligations

Assiduous

dilligent

Augur

to make predictions based on signs or omens; a soothsayer

Aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

Camisole

a woman's negligee jacket

Capitulate

to surrender; to yield

Caricature

a grotesque representation; to imitate in an exaggerated matter

Circuitous

going in a roundabout or indirect manner

Clemency

an inclination to show mercy; an act of mercy toward an offfender

Commiserate

to express sorrow or pity; to sympathize

Complacent

self satisfied; almost smug

Consign

to give over to the care of another; entrust; to deliver for custody or sale

Conspicuous

easy to notice; obvious

Corroborate

to strengthen or support with other evidence; to make more certain

Deference

courteous respect

Deign

to do something below ones dignity; to condescend

Despondent

dejected hopeless

Dissipate

to drive away or disperse; to waste or squander recklessly

Efficacy

power to produce a desired effect; effectiveness

Epoch

a particular time or period in history

Eugenics

the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding

Euphemism

a neutral or inoffensive expression that takes the place of an offensive one

Euphony

an agreeable sound

Evanescence

the quality of lasting only a short time

Exhort

to urge, advise, or caution earnestly

Expeditious

characterized by promptness; quick

Expunge

to erase or obliterate

Fidelity

faithfulness to ones duties

Glib

ease of speech or writing that suggest insincerity

Gregarious

sociable; fond of the company of others

Hegemony

the predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others

Hortatory

describes speech that urges some kind of conduct this is sort of an adjective

Hypochondria

excessive worry or talk about one's health

Icon

an important or enduring symbol

Imperative

obligatory; compulsory

Impecunious

having little or no money; poor

Implacable

incapable of being appeased or pacified

Imponderable

difficult to evaluate precisely

Impugn

to attack as false or questionable; challenge in arguement

Impunity

exemption from punishment

Inanimate

lifeless; spiritless

Incommunicado

without the means or right to communicate

incorrigible

incapable of being corrected or reformed

Incumbent

imposed as an obligation or duty

infallible

incapable of errin gor falling

inscrutable

not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable

insolent

boldly rude or disrespectful

internecine

pertaining to a conflict or struggle within a group; mutually destructive

inundate

to overwhelm, as if with a flood

juncture

the act of joining; a place where two things are joined; a critical point in time

lethargy

a state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy

levity

lightness in manner or speech, especially when inappropriate

Licentious

sexually unrestrained; lewd

lucrative

profitable

Luddite

a person who is averse to technology or technological progress

Luminary

a person who attained eminence in his or her field; a celestial body sucha s the sun or moon

magnanimous

generous and noble in spirit, understanding and tolerance

malaise

a vague feeling of weakness or discomfort

Malfeasance

misconduct by a public official

Malign

to speak harmful untruths about; to slander; injurious; slanderous

Malinger

to fake an illness to avoid work

Mendacious

someone who lies a lot; false or untrue

Mercenary

a soldier hired into foreign service; motivated by desire for money or material gain

Modicum

a small, moderate amount

Obliterate

to do away with completely; to wipe out or rub off

Ominous

menacing or threatening; foreshadowing evil

Ostensible

apparent; how something appears

Palaver

idle talk or chatter; to talk profusely or idly

Pandemic

widespread; in medicine this refers to a disease prevalent throughout a region

Peccadillo

a minor sin or offense

Penchant

a strong inclination or liking for something

Pernicious

causing insidious harm; injurious; hurtful

perpetuate

to cause to continue indefinitely

Pilfer

to steal a small item or to steal in small quantities

Propensity

an inclination

Rejoinder

an answer, especially to a reply

Render

to cause to be or become; to present for consideration or approval; to provide or make available

Retaliate

to return evil for evil; to pay back an injury in kind

Ruminate

to reflect on over and over

Sagacity

wisdom

Sallow

sickly yellow

Sanguine

cheerfully optimistic; red; the color of blood

Servile

befitting a servant or slave; abjectly submissive

Spectral

ghostly; resembling a ghost

Stint

a length of time spent in a particular way. To restrict or limit in amount or limit in amount or number

Stolid

impassive; revealing litle emotion

Sumptuous

luxurious; lavish; entailing great expense

Supercilious

arrogantly overbearing

Tremulous

timid or fearful

Trenchant

hard-hitting and forceful (often to characterize writing or speech

Ubiquitous

everywhere

Verity

the state of being true

Vermin

destructive animals or insects; loathsome or offensive people

Vindicate

to clear from accusation or suspicion

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