20 terms

Vocabulary List 2 - Honors 9 English

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expiate
to atone for poor judgment;to explain and try to make up for a mistake
importune
to beg
impute
to attribute a bad quality or action to somebody; to blame
scintillate
to sparkle with personality; to be clever and witty, lively and entertaining
mulct
to swindle or con
ostracize
to banish or exclude someone from a group or from society
deprecate
to belittle or express disapproval of someone's weaknesses or wrongdoings
procrastinate
to put off until later
rusticate
to move to or send to the country to live
vegetate
lacking imagination, initiative, or energy; doing nothing
dominate
to have ultimate control over someone or something
facilitate
to make something easier or to help out
emulate
to follow an example or role model; copy
gesticulate
to talk with your hands and use lots of gestures to convey meaning
recuperate
to improve from an injury or illness
patronize
to be condescending toward; to make others feel worthless
penalize
to make someone pay a fine or suffer punishment
dramatize
to make vivid or moving; to exaggerate; to adapt for the stage
immortalize
to make somebody's memory live on; commemorate
plagiarize
to steal and claim as one's own the literary work or ideas of another

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