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Advanced English 10 List 1 Vocab. 2010

Vocabulary terms needed for Mrs. Salmon's Advanced English 10 1st Semester Exam
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abhor
to hate
abridge
to shorten (as in the ABRIDGED version of Les Miserables)
abscond
to flee
adjacent
next to
adversity
hardship
adroit
(adj.) clever
adulterate
to make impure
aesthetic
artistic
affable
friendly
affirmation
positive statement
aggravate
to intensify
alacrity
(n.) promptness
aleviate
relieve
allusion
reference
altercation
argument
altruism
(n.) generosity with no concern for self
ambiguous
unclear
amorphous
shapeless
anarchy
chaos/without rules
animosity
strong hatred
antipathy
hatred
antithesis
opposite
appease
pacify
apprehension
(n.) anxiety
archaic
obsolete
astute
(adj.) quick to understand
audacity
courage
augment
increase
austere
(adj.) strict