H English II Vocabulary 1 and 2

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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)

Unconquerable foe

Purloin (verb)

To use others' ideas or styles; to steal.

Abject (noun)

Miserable; inferior

Prosaic (adjective)

Ordinary

Propriety (noun)

Conventional standards

Revile (verb)

Name-calling, to attack with words

Admonish (verb)

To politely scold

Commensurate (adjective)

Equal

Phlegmatic (adjective)

Indifferent

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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