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9-12 Vocab

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al'locate
to set apart for a special purpose; to distribute
ar'dent
very enthusiastic
assid'ious
persistent
brash
prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capric'ious
subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise'
to inflict physical punishment as means of correction
co'pious
abundant
de'viate
to turn aside; to stray from the norm
ema'ciated
unnaturally thin
exult'
to rejoice greatly
gnarled
knotted
indem'nity
a payment for damage or loss
ink'ling
a hint, vague notion
lim'pid
clear, transparent
omnip'otent
almighty
pal'atable
agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities
poig'nant
deeply affecting
ran'cor
bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomor'ic
immature and overconfident
acquiesce'
to accept without protest
allure'
to entice
askew
twisted
blithe
cheeful, lighthearted, casual, unconcerned
conten'tious
quarrelsome
cov'et
to desire somethign belonging to someone else
crest'fallen
discouraged
dishev'eled
rumpled, mussed
expo'nent
one who advocates, speaks for, or explains
garr'ulous
talkative
insu'perable
incapable of being overcome
lam'entable
to be regretted or pitied
misno'mer
an unsuitable or misleading name
profess'
to affirm openly
res'pite
a period of relief or rest
retribu'tion
a payment/ deserved punishment
sin'uous
winding, having many curves
sonor'ous
full, deep, or rich in sound
van'guard
the foremost part of an army,
was'trel
a wasteful person
allude'
to refer to casually or indirectly
clairvoy'ant
supernaturally perceptive
conclu'sive
final
disrep'utable
not respectable
endem'ic
native or confined to a particular region or people
exem'plary
worthy of imitation
fath'om
to understand
guile
treacherous cunning, deceit
integ'rity
honesty
itin'erary
a route of travel
misconstrue'
to interpret wrongly
obnox'ious
highly offensive
pla'cate
to appease, sooth, pacify
plac'id
calm, peaceful
pla'giarism
passing off someone elses ideas as your own
pot'ent
powerful, highly effective
pre'text
a false reason
protrude'
to stick out
stark
harsh, unrelieved
stark
absolutely
superfic'ial
on the surface
abjure'
to renounce
ac'rid
harsh in taste or odor
august'
majestic, inspiring admiration
ca'llous
emotionally hardened
clandes'tine
secret, concealed
compunc'tion
remorse, regret
conflagra'tion
a large destructive fire
ela'ted
in high spirits
indel'ible
not able to be erased or removed
indul'gent
yielding to wishes or demands of others
invet'erate
firmly established
irrel'evant
not to the point
noctur'nal
of or occurring in the night
plat'titude
a commonplace, stale or trite remark
quell
to subdue
quies'cent
inactive
ru'minate
to meditate
tac'it
unspoken
tan'gible
capable of being touched
tren'chant
telling, caustic, distinct