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English II Final - Vocabulary

Chapters 7-12
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flaccid
adj. flabby, limp
daunt
v. to discourage, dismay, intimidate
mesmerize
v. to hypnotize, spellbind, enthrall
peevish
adj. irritable, cross, fretful, querulous
prodigy
n. a marvel, wonder; a person with exceptional talent
tenet
n. a belief, dogma, doctrine
dolorous
adj. mournful, sorrowful, melancholy, lugubrious
fretful
adj. irritable, peevish, petulant, querulous
progeny
n. descendants, offspring
ambience
n. environment, milieu
cataclysm
n. a disaster, catastrophe, violent upheaval
demise
n. death
hinterland
n. backcountry, remote area, interior region
imbroglio
n. a predicament, confused situation, entanglement
miscreant
n. a villain, scoundrel, evildoer; an infidel, heretic
quaff
v. to drink deeply
choleric
adj. bad-tempered, irascible
dulcet
adj. sweet, melodious
obsequious
adj. fawning, servile
remunerate
v. to pay for, pay to
timorous
adj. fearful, timid, apprehensive
churlish
adj. rude, boorish, loutish
dilate
v. to widen, expand
hiatus
n. a gap, interruption, break
lassitude
n. weariness, lethargy, languor, listlessness
petulant
adj. irritable, peevish, ill-tempered
reverie
n. a daydream, fanciful musing
sagacious
adj. shrewd, astute, judicious, wise
dire
adj. fearful, calamitous, disastrous; extreme, urgent
ebullience
n. enthusiasm, exuberance, high spirits
hapless
adj. unlucky, unfortunate
inculcate
v. to instill, implant, teach earnestly
infinitesimal
adj. tiny, minute, immeasurably small
noxious
adj. harmful, injurious, destructive, deleterious, detrimental
parsimonious
adj. stingy, niggardly
potable
adj. drinkable, fit to drink
vociferous
adj. clamorous, boisterous, strident
abject
adj. wretched, humiliating; contemptible, despicable
blithe
adj. joyful, glad, cheerful; carefree, casual, heedless
cataract
n. a large waterfall, downpour, deluge
obfuscate
v. to darken, make indistinct; to confuse, bewilder, make obscure
obstreperous
adj. noisy, tumultuous, unruly, boisterous
ossify
v. to change into bone, harden
portend
v. to forebode, foreshadow
protract
v. to prolong, drag out
ancillary
adj. auxiliary, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
belie
v. to contradict, prove false
iniquitous
adj. wicked, sinful, villainous
propinquity
n. nearness, proximity
tenable
adj. defensible, reasonable
assiduous
adj. diligent, devoted, constant, sedulous
eschew
v. to shun, abstain from, forgo, avoid
perfidy
n. treachery, faithlessness
prodigious
adj. huge, enormous, tremendous, stupendous
sinuous
adj. curving, winding
ubiquitous
adj. omnipresent, existing everywhere at once
apprise
v. to inform, notify, cause to know
expiation
n. atonement, amends, reparation
extant
adj. still existing, not lost or destroyed
fatuous
adj. foolish, inane, silly
incommode
v. to disturb, inconvenience, trouble
incredulous
adj. skeptical, disinclined to believe
invective
n. abuse, vituperation
onerous
adj. burdensome, troublesome, oppressive
propitious
adj. favorable, auspicious, encouraging; benevolent, kindly
ruminate
v. to meditate, muse, ponder
admonish
v. to warn, reprove, rebuke
hirsute
adj. hairy, shaggy
ignominious
adj. humiliating, disgraceful
implacable
adj. relentless, inexorable, unappeasable
voluble
adj. talkative, wordy, loquacious, garrulous
anomaly
n. a deviation, irregularity, abnormality, inconsistency
feral
adj. wild, savage, brutal
paroxysm
n. a spasm, convulsion, sudden outburst
tribulation
n. suffering, affliction, hardship, trial
vilify
v. to slander, defame, malign
abnegation
n. self-denial, renunciation, eschewal
amenable
adj. submissive, obedient, responsive; responsible
ascetic
adj. austere, self-denying
bellicose
adj. belligerent, warlike, combative
benign
adj. kingly, gracious, favorable
credulous
adj. gullible, overly trusting
paradigm
n. a model, example, pattern
sequester
v. to isolate, segregate, seclude
stodgy
adj. dull, pompous, stuffy
suffuse
v. to overspread, spread through
celerity
n. swiftness, quickness, rapidity
ablution
n. a cleansing or washing of the body
abrade
v. to wear away, erode, scrape, chafe
abstruse
adj. hard to understand, obscure, mysterious