Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 13 & 14

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inert

having no power to act or move; inactive

inexorable

cannot be moved or influenced by persuasion or entreaty; unrelenting

inscrutable

cannot be easily understood; mysterious

insipid

without flavor; tasteless; dull; lifeless

intrepid

without fear; brave

irascible

easily angered

jaundiced

prejudiced, cynical

jaunty

fashionable, stylish; carefree

jettison

to throw goods overboard

jingoism

extreme patriotism; favoring an aggressive, warlike foreign policy

jocose

joking, humorous

juggernaut

a terrible destructive or irresistible force

latent

present, but not active; hidden

laudable

worthy of praise; commendable

lethargy

lack of energy; drowsiness, disinterest

levity

lightness or gaiety of disposition; lack of seriousness

lexicon

a dictionary; a special vocabulary

libation

an alcoholic drink

liege

a lord, master, or sovereign

magnanimous

noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feeling or acts

marital

having to do with marriage

mercenary

one who works only for monkey, especially a hired soldier

meticulous

extremely careful about small details

motley

made up of different, dissimilar parts; being of many colors

mundane

of this world and not of heaven; common, worldly; not spiritual

murky

gloomy, dark, clouds

myriad

a large number; of a highly varied nature

naive

simple in nature; not affected; innocent simplicity; childlike

nocturnal

having to do with the night; occurring at night

novice

a beginner; one who is new or inexperienced

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