english two honors final exam vocab

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trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

abdominable

horrible or unpleasant

auspicious

tending to favor or bring good luck

acquitted

declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime

imcumbent

imposed as a duty; obligatory

insolent

unrestrained by convention or propriety

incredulity

doubt about the truth of something

lethargy

inactivity

myriad

a large indefinite number

unscrupulous

without scruples or principles

barbarous

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

incorrigible

impervious to correction by punishment

altercation

noisy quarrel

shroud

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

conspicous

obvious

obstinate

persist stubbornly

indictment

an accusation of wrongdoing

ardor

a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

approbation

official recognition or approval

capacious

large in capacity

fastidious

giving and careful attention to detail

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

callow

lacking experience of life

posthumous

occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

gratuitous

unnecessary and unwarranted

maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

surreptitious

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

simian

relating to or resembling an ape

asceticism

rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

atonement

the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

derisively

in a disrespectful and mocking manner

solecism

a socially awkward or tactless act

precipitous

extremely steep

innocuous

unlikely to harm or disturb anyone

plainitive

to express sorrow or woe

emphatically

without question and beyond doubt

patronizing

(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

eminence

high status importance owing to marked superiority

venerable

profoundly honored

mollified

to soften in feeling or temper

interminable

tiresomely long

truculently

in a defiantly truculent manner

subversive

in opposition to a civil authority or government

conviction

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

vindictively

in a vindictive, revengeful manner

congenial

agreeable

deferential

respectful and polite in a submissive way

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