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AOR English IV #6-10

English IV CP Batches 6-10
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augment
verb (used with object)-to make larger, greater, more numerous, or more intense
decorum
noun-dignified or proper behavior, speech, dress, etc.; propriety
impervious
adj-impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
inordinate
adj-not within reasonable limits; excessive
mercurial
adj-unpredictable; clever but whimsical or erratic
meticulous
adj.- extremely careful and thorough, precise, painstaking
prodigious
adj-extraordinary in size, quantity, or extent; enormous; also marvelous or amazing
proficient
adj. well advanced in a subject or occupation, skilled, adept, expert
vacillate
verb: to physically sway; to be indecisive
voracious
adj.-having or marked by boundless greed or desire
chafe
verb to rub so as to make sore or irritated; also to cause impatience, discontent, or irritation
chastise
verb to reprimand or inflict punishment
ephemeral
adj. lasting a short time, fleeting, transient
expedite
verb to do or execute promptly; to accelerate or speed up the progress (of something)
frailty
noun the quality or state of being frail (fragile or weak); also, a fault or weakness, especially in moral character
impede
verb to get in the way of, interfere with or slow the progress of
jocund
adj. cheerful, merry
posterity
noun succeeding or future generations, either collectively or of one person
repudiate
verb to reject or refuse to acknowledge
requite
verb to retaliate or pay like for like (as an injury or wrongdoing); also make suitable return to for a benefit or service
absolve
verb to declare free from guilt or blame
belligerent
adjective resistant to authority, stubborn
facetious
adjective not serious; amusing, joking
enigma
noun a puzzling person or problem
estrange
verb to turn someone from like or affection to dislike or enmity
nemesis
noun a thing or person that a person cannot best or overcome; also an agent or act of retribution or punishment
piety
noun dutiful spirit of reverence or devotion
rebuke
verb or noun to express sharp, stern disapproval
reconcile
verb to restore to harmony
tenacity
noun perseverance; the condition of holding firmly to (a thing, idea, or act)
adamant
adjective unyielding, firm
burgeon
verb- to develop rapidly, flourish, or grow.
coy
adjective artfully (flirtatiously) or affectedly shy or reserved; shy, modest, hesitant
denizen
noun-an inhabitant or resident
indomitable
adj-incapable of being subdued; unconquerable
innocuous
adj-harmless
parody
noun an imitative work (of literature or music) created to mock or ridicule an original work
satire
noun the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, etc. to expose, discredit or scorn human vices and follies (shortcomings). Often used to refer specifically to works of literature.
transient
adj-not lasting, fleeting, short-lived, momentary.
vestige
noun- a mark, trace, or remaining evidence of something that is there no longer
banal
adj-predictable, clichéd, boring
distraught
adj-deeply troubled, as with worry or grief
eschew
verb shun or leap away from; avoid
indiscretion
noun an act at variance with the accepted morality of the society
liability
noun money owed; something disadvantageous
palatable
adj-acceptable to the taste, sufficiently agreeable to be consumed; also used as acceptable to the mind or sensibilities
placate
verb-to soothe or pacify
reticent
adj-silent, reserved; not eager
versatile
adj-capable of doing many things well, having more than one function
vindicate
verb to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like