Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 17

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rancor

extreme hatred or ill will

remorse

deep regret for a sin or wrongdoing

renegade

one who deserts a cause and goes over to the other side; a traitor

retribution

a just or deserved punishment

sanction

permission, support to give approval to

scourge

a person or thing which causes great trouble or misfortune; to inflict severe punishment or pain

strident

harsh sounding

taciturn

not fond of talking; usually silent

temerity

reckless boldness

terse

brief, to the point

uncanny

weird, strange; mysterious; acute

unctuous

excessively polite; oily

verbose

using more words than are needed; wordy

vindicate

to clear of guilt or blame

vindictive

seeking revenge; bearing a grudge

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