Danny's Personal Vocabulary 11-12

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My personal vocabulary for English 11F

Coddle

pamper; fuss over; indulge

Undaunted

courageous

Choleric

hot-tempered; quick to anger

Speculate

to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Assimilate

to take in; to absorb; to learn thoroughly

Conscience

conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

apex

the highest point (of something)

precarious

affording no ease or reassurance

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

commonsensical

exhibiting native good judgment

mascon

concentration of mass on the moon located beneath an impact basin

Usance

the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)

putrescent

rotten and decaying

dubitable

questionable, causes doubt

insubstantial

lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial

evident

clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses

sublime

of high spiritual or moral worth

impel

urge or force (a person) to an action

repeal

to cancel, revoke, annual, take back, mainly an act or law.

fray

wear away by rubbing

provoke

to annoy or make angry, stir up; to do something in order to get a response

exalt

praise, glorify, or honor

extravagant

excessive, over the top, spending more than necessary, lacking restraint

throng

A large number of people gathered together; a crowd

assail

attack someone physically or emotionally

justify

show to be right by providing justification or proof

apt

being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

credible

believable; reliable; trustworthy

frontier

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

vex

to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse

banter

be silly or tease one another

unwonted

out of the ordinary

sate

fill to satisfaction

allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

propensity

a natural inclination; a tendency

concept

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

modest

humble, small in size

cede

to give up, surrender; to hand over to another

gale

a strong wind moving 45-90 knots

muse

reflect deeply on a subject

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