Vocabulary Words High School Students Should Know (1)

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accentuate

(v.) to stress or emphasize

aspire

(v.) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly

bamboozle

(v.) to deceive or get the better of (someone) by trickery, flattery, or the like

boisterous

(adj.) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited; rough and stormy

boycott

(v.) to refuse to deal with as a means of protest and persuasion

chronology

(n.) a record of events in the order of their occurrence

commemorate

(v.) to honor the memory of

cower

(v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame

despondent

(adj.) depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged

divulge

(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public

eclectic

(adj.) selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas; made up of a variety of sources and styles

embargo

(n.) a government order preventing trade with another country

exponent

(n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or represents

exult

(v.) to rejoice greatly; to feel triumphant

fallacy

(n) a false notion or mistaken belief; an error in thinking

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