Pre-Ap English 1 Vocab words

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acquiescence

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

acrimonious

marked by strong resentment or cynicism

aridity

a condition yielding nothing of value

articulate

expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

assuaged

lessened, eased

auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

begrudge

wish ill or allow unwillingly

benevolence

an act intending or showing kindness and good will

caricatures

exaggerated imitations or representations

complacently

in a self-satisfied manner

congenital

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

corroborating

supporting with evidence or authority

dictum

an authoritative declaration

diminuitive

very small; tiny

droned

to talk in a persistently dull or monotonous tone

edification

Improvement or enlightenment

elucidate

make clear and (more) comprehensible

enunciated

to state or pronounce (words) clearly

fanatical

marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence

fractious

easily irritated or annoyed

fraud

something intended to deceive

frivolous

lacking in seriousness or importance

furtive

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

guilelessness

innocence, naivete

honed

perfected or sharpened

impertinence

the trait of being rude and impertinent

impudent

marked by casual disrespect

indigenous

originating where it is found

innate

existing from birth, inborn

inordinately

excessively

irascibe

Short-tempered, irritable

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

malevolent

Spiteful, showing ill will

melancholy

characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

obliquely

indirectly; not in a straightforward manner

oblivious

totally unaware

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

palette

board on which a painter mixes paints

palliation

to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

piety

devotion and reverence to God

placid

calm, peaceful

predilection

a strong liking

profane

characterized by profanity or cursing

propelled

to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward

propensities

a natural inclination or tendency

protruded

stuck out; extended

quaint

unusual in character or appearance

recluse

one who lives in solitude

rectitude

moral uprightness; righteousness

reverent

respectful; worshipful

rudiments

fundamentals, basics

savored

enjoyed, appreciated, valued

serene

calm, peaceful

sordid

foul and run-down and repulsive

stealthy

acting in a secret and sneaky way

succinct

brief, concise

taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

temerity

fearless, daring, reckless

tentatively

unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant

terrain

the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge

tranquil

free from disturbance

turbulent

disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

unmitigated

not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity

unobtrusive

not readily noticeable, inconspicuous

vivid

bright, distinct, and clear

disapprobation

an expression of strong disapproval

domiciled

To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.

infallible

incapable of failure or error

ingenuous

innocent, simple; frank, sincere

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