30 terms

Honors Daily Vocab (10-12)

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arcane
known or understood by only a few
vitriolic
Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
helical
having the shape or form of a helix; spiral : molecules.
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
badinage
teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
fecund
capable of producing offspring or vegetation
amalgamate
to combine several elements into a whole
genome
the complete genetic material contained in an individual
germane
relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter
carapace
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
redress
make reparations or amends for
ameliorate
To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
efficacy
effectiveness
emend
make improvements or corrections to
amnesty
a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
elixir
a supposed remedy for all ailments
mentor
wise, trusted teacher or counselor
protégé
a person under the guidance or training of another
ancillary
serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
retinue
the group following and attending to some important person
hedonist
a pleasure seeker
revelry
boisterous merrymaking
avuncular
being or relating to an uncle
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
jocular
humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
euphoric
overjoyed; having an intense feeling of well-being
camaradie
n: Good will and warm feeling among friends
fete
have a celebration
joie de vivre
a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living