FRANKLIN ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCABULARY S1-Q1

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ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCAB WORDS FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL PITTMAN SHAKELY PUCKETT SCHEMNAUR PHELPS TOLBERT

CARRION

decaying flesh The carrion along the desert highway was a feast for the vultures.

CHAGRIN

(noun) embarrassment; a complete loss of courage Joanne had never felt such chagrin as when she fell into the mud puddle in front of her fiancé's family.

EFFETE

worn out; barren

MAELSTROM

whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind

BESMIRCH

to make dirty; to stain

FORTUITOUS

occurring by happy chance

BOWDLERIZE

to remove offensive passages of a play, novel, etc.

EBULLIENT

Enthusiastic

PEDANTIC

tending to show off one's learning

AMORAL

lacking a sense of right and wrong

AFFECTATION

a phony attitude; pose

CALLOW

young and inexperienced

CARCINOGEN

a substance that causes cancer

OLFACTORY

pertaining to the sense of smell

HARBINGER

an omen or sign

IDIOSYNCRASY

a peculiar personality trait

NUBILE

a female suitable for marriage in regard to age and physical development

DIADEM

a crown

IMPIOUS

disrespectful toward God

CESSATION

a stopping; a discontinuance

DESICCATED

dried up

KINETIC

pertaining to motion

LEGERDEMAIN

sleight of hand; deception

HEGIRA

flight; escape

DESPICABLE

worthy of scorn, contemptible

EMPATHY

an understanding of another's feelings

SAVANT

a person of extensive learning; an eminent scholar

BOMBAST

speech or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning

PERDITION

damnation; ruin; hell

SANG-FROID

calmness; composure or cool self-possession

PONTIFICATE

talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

PROLETARIAT

the working class

GRAVITAS

seriousness

VERISIMILITUDE

appearing true or real

ANDROGYNOUS

having features of both sexes; suitable for both male and female

BEATITUDE

happiness, a state of happiness or joy

TENDENTIOUS

intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan

PLUTOCRAT

a member of the controlling upper-class

REDOUBTABLE

(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

HARLEQUIN

A clown

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