Honors English NON-FICTION

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abruptly

occurs suddenly and unexpectedly

adept

highly skilled

alleviate

make less painful or difficult to deal with

assuage

make it less painful or severe

buffer

reduce the effects of

cajoling

the act of gradually persuading someone to do something using coaxing or flattery

compulsory

must be done because it is the law, or someone in authority orders you to do it

convalesce

regain strength and health

deficiency

lack of something that is necessary

dexterous

skillful in using words or your mind

dingy

dark, dirty, and in bad condition

equilibrium

state of balance

gauge

measure the size, amount, or capacity of

hypocrisy

when someone pretends to have certain beliefs or opinions that they do not really have

incessant

continues without stopping

indignant

angry at an injustice

indignation

feelings of anger and surprise because you feel insulted or unfairly treated

irascible

irritable and quick-tempered

lavished

given with extreme generosity

obscured

has been prevented from being seen or heard clearly

prolonged

continuing for a long time

rejuvenation

the act of making something new, youthful, or energetic again

replenished

refilled

self-sufficiency

independence or the ability to provide for yourself without the help of others

subordinate

below another in importance or rank

succinct

clearly and briefly stated

supercilious

behaving as if you think that others are less important than you

unwieldy

hard to manage because of its shape or weight

venturing

taking a risk or daring to do something

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