20 terms

100 words every high school graduate should know

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precipitous
extremely steep
quotidian
found in the ordinary course of events
recapitulate
repeat an earlier theme of a composition
reciprocal
concerning each of two or more persons or things
reparations
payment for damages after a war
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
soliloquy
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
subjugate
put down by force or intimidation
suffragist
an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
supercilious
expressive of contempt
tempestuous
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger
totalitarian
characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
vacuous
complacently or inanely foolish; stupid
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
winnow
treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated
wrought
shaped; made
xenophobe
person afraid of foreigners
yeomen
An attendent, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household.