H English II Vocabulary 1 and 2
|Banal (adjective)||Quoted often, unoriginal; overused, commonplace|
|Bellicose (adjective)||Aggressive, showing readiness to quarrel or fight|
|Finesse (noun)||Delicate skill|
|Glib (noun)||Smooth talk|
|Pseudonym (noun)|| |
Under a false name
|Lampoon (verb)|| |
To make fun of; A written satire used to ridicule or attack someone; To satirize using ridicule
|Lugubrious (adjective)|| |
Excessively sad, mournful, dismal, or gloomy, in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner
|Nefarious (adjective)|| |
Not good tempered; law breaking. Wicked.
|Nemesis (noun)|| |
|Purloin (verb)|| |
To use others' ideas or styles; to steal.
|Abject (noun)|| |
|Propriety (noun)||Conventional standards|
|Revile (verb)||Name-calling, to attack with words|
|Admonish (verb)||To politely scold|
|Distraught (adjective)||Suffering from mental conflict|
|Nebulous (adjective)||Not clearly defined.|
|Euphemism (noun)||Not using directness and honesty by not calling things by their proper name.|
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