Week 7 Honors English

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Week 7 vocab from 1100 Words You Need to Know

implacable

(adj) cannot be pacified or gratified

paroxysm

(n.) a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion

reprehensible

(adj.) deserving blame or punishment; loathsome

jurisdiction

(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice

skirmish

n. a minor conflict or small fight

harass

(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks

monolithic

adj. massive, solid and uniform in appearance

arbitrary

(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness; based on opinion instead of reason

indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished

fray

(n) fight

stymie

(v) to hinder or stop

effigy

(n.) a crude image of a despised person; a likeness of model

flout

(v) to show contempt; to disregard something out of disrespect

cognizant

aware

turbulent

(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

terminate

(v.) to bring to an end

forthwith

immediately; at once

exacerbate

to irritate or make worse

revert

(v.) to return, go back

oust

(v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place

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