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English II Honors vocab 2

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Quiescent
motionless
Raconteur
witty, skillful storyteller
rarefy
to make thinner/sparser
euphony
pleasant, harmonious sound
exigent
urgent, requiring immediate action
redress
relief from wrong/injury
rejoinder
response
repudiate
to reject the validity of
exponent
one who champions, representative, supporter
expurgate
to censor
abase
to humble, disgrace
ossify
to change into bone, to become hardened or set in a rigid conventional pattern
abeyance
temporary suppression or suspension
abjure
to reject, abandon formally
overwrought
agitated, overdone
palliate
to make less serious, ease
pallid
lacking color or liveliness
bifurcate
to divide into two parts
panegyric
elaborate praise, formal hymn of praise
wanton
undisciplined, unrestrained, reckless
hermetic
tightly sealed
orotund
pompous
officious
too helpful, meddlesome
ethos
beliefs or character of group
estimable
held in high admirability, commendable, creditable