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IB English Vocab Final Semester I

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Abdicate
To give up
Aberration
Away from the truth
Antipathy
Habitual repugnance
Bane
A thing that spoils
Calcify
To harden
Contiguous
Close in proximity
Diminutive
Small
Emblematic
Pertaining to, representative, symbolic
Formative
Giving shape
Idiomatic
Having a distinct style
Innocuous
Harmless
Lugubrious
Gloomy
Maelstrom
Violent whirlpool
Metempsychosis
Transmigration of the soul
Nonchalant
Casual
Ossified
Hardened
Paradigmatic
Describes a pattern
Perspicacity
Keenness of mental perception
Predispose
Susceptible, liable
Quintessence
Pure essence
Rancor
Bitter resentment
Recalcitrant
In opposition
Sedentary
Staying in one place
Tertiary
Of the 3rd order
Undaunted
Not discouraged
Vexatious
Annoying, confusing
Vociferate
To bawl out loud
Infinitesimal
Minute; close to zero
Modicum
Small amount
Peremptory
Putting an end to debate/action
Otiose
Lazy nature, worthless
Unction
Anointing; religious or medicinal
Ancillary
Subordinate
Trepidation
State of alarm
Ornate
Heavily decorated
Derision
Ridicule
Acclimate
To adapt
Acquiescence
Act of consenting
Alacrity
Cheerful readiness
Beguile
Delude, trick
Circadian
Biological cycles
Commiserate
To express sorrow
Demarcation
Separation, boundaries
Dichotomize
To separate
Doppelganger
Ghostly counterpart
Ebullient
Overflowing with excitement
Ecumenical
Universal
Fallacious
Misleading
Glaciate
To cover in ice
Illusory
Deceptive, unreal
Impetuous
Impulsive
Ineffable
Inexpressible
Jocular
Characterized by joking
Malcontent
Dissatisfied
Overwrought
Overworked or excessively excited
Parsimony
Extreme frugality
Pidgin
Two different languages mixed in one
Portend
To foreshadow
Progenitor
Forefather
Quotidian
Ordinary, daily
Recidivism
Habitual relapse
Recriminate
To accuse in return
Salacious
Lustful
Surfeit
An excessive amount
Surreptitious
Stealthy, sneaky
Threnody
Poem or song of lamentation
Turgid
Swollen
Unremitting
Not slackening
Virulent
Venomous
Voracity
Willing to absorb
Wreathe
To encircle
Xenophobe
One who hates foreigners
Adroit
Clever under pressure, nimble
Vitiate
To spoil or weaken
Fructify
To make fruitful
Fetid
Having an offensive odor
Anathema
A person who is loathed/hated
Splenetic
Irritable, spiteful, of the spleen
Abominate
To dislike strongly, abhor
Declination
A chart, diagram, description, sketch
Egress
Going out, especially from an enclosed space
Tendentious
Showing a bias or purpose
Purport
To profess of claim
Peccadilo
A slight offence