English I - Vocab Sem 1 Finals

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assuage

to satisfy, to make less severe, to soothe

embellish

to makes something prettier by adding ornamental objects; to add fictitious details

petulant

cranky, irritable, and full of ill humor

segregate

separate from others or to keep things apart

wither

dried up, shrunken, shriveled

enrapture

to delight, to thrill, or give pleasure

guile

craft, cunning, deceitfulness

grandiose

grand and impressive, especially flashy and showy

photogenic

suitable, especially attractive for photography

surfeit

an overabundant amount of something, excess

abyss

a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm

adjunct

something added to another thing but not essential to it

atypical

not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal

bereave

to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death

cajole

to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax

emulate

to try to equal or excel; imitate with effort to equal or surpass

idiosyncrasy

a characteristic, habit, mannerism, that is peculiar to an individual

relinquish

to renounce or surrender; to give up; put aside or desist from

tyro

a beginner in learning anything; novice

yore

time past; of old, long ago

abhor

detest utterly; loathe; despise

bigot

a person who is intolerant of anything different than their beliefs

counterfeit

made in imitation; pretend; unreal

hamper

to hold back, hinder, and impede

kindle

to ignite, to excite, to get something started

laconic

using few words; concise

noxious

harmful or injurious to health or well-being

placid

pleasantly calm or peaceful; tranquil

remuneration

the act of rewarding or paying

talisman

an object that possesses powers; an amulet

abrasive

rough; coarse; harsh

bilk

cheat; defraud

covert

hidden; undercover

engender

to produce, cause, or give raise to

hangar

storage area

knotty

complex; difficult to solve

nuance

something subtle; a fine shade of meaning

plagiarism

taking credit for someone else's writing

renown

fame

tangent

going off of the main subject

abase

to reduce or lower; degrade

billow

to make rise or swell

cower

to crouch, as in fear or shame

enhance

to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify

harangue

a scolding, long, or intense verbal attack

labyrinth

a complicated or torturous arrangement; maze

nullify

to render or declare legally void or inoperative

plaintiff

a person who brings a suit in a court; petitioner

replete

abundantly supplied or provided; fulfilled

tangible

capable of being touched; material or substantial

abrogate

to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal

blasphemy

impious utterance or action concerning god or sacred things

credible

capable of being believed; believable

enigma

a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation

harbingers

a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald

lexicon

a wordbook or dictionary, esp. of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew

nuzzle

to burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc., as an animal does

plaudit

an enthusiastic expression of approval

reprehensible

deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy

tardy

late; behind time; not on time

absolution

a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences

blatant

brazenly obvious; flagrant; offensively noisy or loud

creditable

bringing or deserving credit, honor, reputation, or esteem

ensconce

to establish or settle firmly or comfortably

hasten

to move or act in as in a hurry

laceration

the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear

obdurate

unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn

plausible

having an appearance of truth or reason

reprieve

a respite from impending punishment; temporary relief

tawdry

gaudy; showy and cheap

adversary

a person or group that attacks another; enemy

augment

to make larger; enlarge in size, number, or strength

importune

to urge; to demand with urgency or persistence

malignant

very dangerous and harmful; to show ill will or hatred

portentous

ominously significant or indicative

posterity

all descendants of one person

propagate

to cause; to increase in number or amount

transgression

violation of a law, command, etc.; sin

tyranny

undue severity or harshness

vex

to irritate, annoy; to disturb

agate

a playing marble made of this substance, or of glass in imitation of it

beget

to procreate or generate

dainty

of delicate beauty; exquisite

fortnight

the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks

knave

an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person

lineament

often a feature or detail of a face, body or figure, considered with respect to its outline or contour

obscure

to conceal or conceal by confusing

stint

to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict

visage

the face, usually with reference to shape

wean

to withdraw from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like

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