English 10 vocab

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delineate
verb; to describe accurately, with details.
nefarious
adjective; very wicked
vernacular
noun; everyday speech, slang
brawn; brawny
noun, adjective; muscular strength
tout
verb; to publicly brag
enhance
verb; to increase, to improve.
hindrance; hinder
noun, verb; something that delays action or progress
efface
verb; to erase (from existence); to rub out
glutton
noun; someone who eats way too much food or drink
hiatus
noun; a break or vacation
querulous
adjective; grumpy, whiny
engender
verb; to cause or create.
obliterate
verb; to destroy completely
copious
adjective; abundant, plentiful, lots of
obscure
adjective; hard to see or understand.
verb; to make (something) hard to see
extol
verb; to praise highly
pugnacious
adjective; eager to fight, always looking for a fight
quell
verb; to calm (something) down, to quiet (something)
artisan
noun; a person who is skillful with his/her hands
kindle
verb; to ignite (something), to start (a fire)
corroborate
verb; to back up (something) with evidence; to confirm what was said
amorous
adjective; feeling loving, especially in a romantic or sexual sense
decorous
adjective; proper and tasteful in actions, appearance, manners
expedite
verb; to make (something) happen sooner or more quickly, to speed up the progress (of an action or process)
idyllic
adjective; naturally peaceful (a place)
juxtapose
verb; to place (some things) side by side (often for comparison)
incandescent
adjective; giving off heat or light, brilliantly lighted
exasperate
verb; to annoy (someone) thoroughly
discordant
adjective; lacking harmony or agreement
volatile
adjective; explosive, highly unstable
distend
verb; to swell, to expand by internal pressure
fecund
adjective; fertile, productive
sage
noun; a person with great wisdom (who got wise through experience and reflecting on life)
vacuous
adjective; lacking ideas or intelligence, empty-headed, mindless
deride
verb; to ridicule or insult (someone or something)
assail
verb; to violently attack (something) with words or force
benevolent
adjective; generous, kind
scrutinize
verb; to examine (something) very carefully, to look at something thoroughly
histrionic
adjective; overly melodramatic, overly emotional
didactic
adjective; meant to be educational, intended to teach morals
bucolic
adjective; charmingly rural (describes the pleasant parts of country living)
pretentious
adjective; making exaggerated claims of importance; trying to impress others by acting in a showy manner
gullible
adjective; easily deceived, too trusting, easily tricked
convivial
adjective; friendly in a social way; fond of partying and social situations
discreet
adjective; unnoticeable, sneaky, stealthy
discrete
adjective; unconnected, separate, distinct
fabricate
verb; to make up (something that is not true), to construct something out of parts
gesticulate
verb; to make gestures, especially when speaking
laud
verb; to praise, to extol
belabor
verb; to go over repeatedly or excessively
reiterate
verb; to say again, to repeat
conflagration
noun; a huge destructive fire, an inferno
induce
verb; to cause, to happen
soporific
adjective; causing sleep or drowsiness
anarchy
noun; lawlessness; chaos because there is no government or control
strident
adjective; shrill; obnoxiously high-pitched