Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 11 & 12

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frustrate

to bring to nothing; to thwart, to baffle

furtive

done in a stealthy or secretive manner

gadfly

a person who annoys others, especially by rousing them from complacency

galvanize

to startle into sudden activity

gamut

the whole range or extent

gargantuan

of huge or extraordinary size and power

gauche

lacking social grace

genial

warm, friendly

grandiloquent

speaking in a pompous style

gregarious

fond of the company of others; belonging to a flock

grimace

a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain

harangue

a long, noisy speech or lecture; to make such a speech

harry

to torment another

hearth

a fireplace

heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil

heresy

a religious belief opposed to the established doctrine

hoax

a practical joke

hue

that quality which makes one color differ from other colors; a particular shade or tint of a given color

humility

absence of vanity

hurtle

to dash; to move swiftly and with great force

hyperbole

extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally

hypercritical

overly critical; too severe in judgement

ignominy

public shame, disgrace, or dishonor

impeccable

faultless; without sin or blemish

implacable

cannot be appeased or pacified

inane

without sense or meaning; silly; empty

incarcerate

to put into prison; to confine

incisive

sharp; keen; penetrating

incognito

hiding one's name, rank, position; disguised

indiscreet

not wise or judicious; imprudent, as in speech or action

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