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FRANKLIN ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCABULARY S1-Q1

ENGLISH 11 SAT VOCAB WORDS FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL PITTMAN SHAKELY PUCKETT SCHEMNAUR PHELPS TOLBERT
STUDY
PLAY
CARRION
decaying flesh The carrion along the desert highway was a feast for the vultures.
CHAGRIN
(noun) embarrassment; a complete loss of courage Joanne had never felt such chagrin as when she fell into the mud puddle in front of her fiancé's family.
EFFETE
worn out; barren
MAELSTROM
whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind
BESMIRCH
to make dirty; to stain
FORTUITOUS
occurring by happy chance
BOWDLERIZE
to remove offensive passages of a play, novel, etc.
EBULLIENT
Enthusiastic
PEDANTIC
tending to show off one's learning
AMORAL
lacking a sense of right and wrong
AFFECTATION
a phony attitude; pose
CALLOW
young and inexperienced
CARCINOGEN
a substance that causes cancer
OLFACTORY
pertaining to the sense of smell
HARBINGER
an omen or sign
IDIOSYNCRASY
a peculiar personality trait
NUBILE
a female suitable for marriage in regard to age and physical development
DIADEM
a crown
IMPIOUS
disrespectful toward God
CESSATION
a stopping; a discontinuance
DESICCATED
dried up
KINETIC
pertaining to motion
LEGERDEMAIN
sleight of hand; deception
HEGIRA
flight; escape
DESPICABLE
worthy of scorn, contemptible
EMPATHY
an understanding of another's feelings
SAVANT
a person of extensive learning; an eminent scholar
BOMBAST
speech or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning
PERDITION
damnation; ruin; hell
SANG-FROID
calmness; composure or cool self-possession
PONTIFICATE
talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner
PROLETARIAT
the working class
GRAVITAS
seriousness
VERISIMILITUDE
appearing true or real
ANDROGYNOUS
having features of both sexes; suitable for both male and female
BEATITUDE
happiness, a state of happiness or joy
TENDENTIOUS
intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
PLUTOCRAT
a member of the controlling upper-class
REDOUBTABLE
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
HARLEQUIN
A clown