Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 15 & 16

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noxious

harmful to the health

nuance

a delicate variation in tone, color, meaning, expression

obese

extremely fat

obstreperous

boisterous; unruly

odium

hatred; the state of being hated

officious

offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or service

ominous

threatening; predicting evil

omniscient

having unlimited knowledge; knowing everything

ostensible

apparent; pretended; professed

ostracize

to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent

pandemonium

a wild disorder, noise, or confusion

parsimonious

too economical; stingy

penitent

expressing sorrow for having sinned or done wrong

pernicious

causing injury; evil or wicked

pertinent

having to do with what is being considered

pique

to cause another's pride to be wounded / to excite curiosity or interest

plagiarism

taking another's thoughts or words and using them as one's

plebeian

one of the common people; common or vulgar

precocious

developed earlier than usual, especially mentally

predatory

inclined to rob or prey on others

prowess

unusual skill or ability; heroism in battle

pugnacious

eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome

purloin

to steal

pusillanimous

cowardly, fearful

quell

to put an end to; to allay or quiet

quixotic

extremely idealistic; not practical

rabble

a disorderly crowd, a mob; the lowest class of people

rabid

intense; furious or raging, mad

raconteur

a person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes

raillery

good-humored ridicule; banter

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