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20 terms

Words You Should Know in High School

quiz 5/15/12
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skullduggery
practices carried out in secret to trick people
serene
clear and calm
sentient
being aware; capable of perceiving
scintillate
to excite; to give off light as sparks
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic or blood red
sagacious
able to make wise decisions
ruminate
to think carefully and at length about something
ribald
humorous in a rude and vulgar way
rhetorical
asked with no expectation of response
reticent
persuasive in argument
restive
unwilling to accept rules; having little practice
respite
a period of rest between periods of struggle
reprobate
an immoral person
replete
completely supplied with something
recalcitrant
resistant to the control of others; difficult to work with
quixotic
taking a romanticized view of life motivated by idealism
quagmire
an awkward or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to escape
pugnacious
inclined to fight or aggressive
puerile
silly in a childish way
prurient
lewd; intending to arouse an unwholesome interest in sex