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APC English 2 Honors Class Advancing Vocabulary Skills 2

Exhort

admonish, advise, beseech, bid, call upon, caution, counsel, egg on, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, incite, insist, persuade, plead, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel, spur, stimulate

Flamboyant

baroque, bombastic, brilliant, camp, chichi, colorful, dashing, dazzling, elaborate, exciting, flaky, flaming, flashy, florid, gassy, gaudy, glamorous, jazzy, luscious, luxuriant, ornate, ostentatious, peacockish, pretentious, resplendent, rich, rococo, showy, splashy, sporty, swank, swashbuckling

Foible

characteristic, defect, eccentricity, failing, fault, frailty, idiosyncrasy, infirmity, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, shortcoming, singularity, vice, weak point, weakness

Innocuous

banal, bland, flat, innocent, innoxious, inobnoxious, inoffensive, insipid, jejune, kind, painless, safe, sapless, unobjectionable, unoffending, weak

Magnanimous

Santa Claus, all heart, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big, bighearted, bountiful, charitable, considerate, forgiving, free, generous, great, greathearted, handsome, has heart in right place, high-minded, kindly, knightly, liberal, lofty, loose, munificent, noble, openhanded, selfless, soft*, soft-touch, ungrudging, unselfish, unstinting

Masochist

bugger, coprophiliac, erotomaniac, exhibitionist, fetishist, narcissist, necrophiliac, nymphomaniac, paraphiliac, pederast, pedophiliac, rapist, sadist, satyr, scotophiliac, sodomist, sodomite, transvestite, voyeur, zoophiliac

Meticulous

accurate, cautious, conscientious, conscionable, crossing the t's, dotting the i's, exact, fastidious, fussy, heedful, microscopic, nitpicking, painstaking, particular, persnickety*, picky, precise, punctilious, punctual, scrupulous, stickling, strict, thorough

Rancor

acerbity, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood, bile, dudgeon, enmity, grudge, hardness of heart, harshness, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, mordacity, pique, resentfulness, resentment, retaliation, revengefulness, ruthlessness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, umbrage, uncharitableness, unfriendliness, variance, vengeance, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence

Recrimination

allegation, arraignment, attribution, beef, blast, bum rap, censure, citation, complaint, denunciation, dido, exposé, gripe, impeachment, imputation, incrimination, indictment, insinuation, recrimination , roar, rumble, slur, squawk, stink

Repugnant

abhorrent, abominable, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, contradictory, counter, creepy*, different, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, foul, hateful, horrid, in opposition, incompatible, inconsistent, inconsonant, inimical, invidious, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, noisome, objectionable, odious, offensive, opposed, opposite, repellent, revolting, revulsive, sickening, unconformable, unfitted, unfriendly, vile

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