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Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 11 & 12

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frustrate
to bring to nothing; to thwart, to baffle
furtive
done in a stealthy or secretive manner
gadfly
a person who annoys others, especially by rousing them from complacency
galvanize
to startle into sudden activity
gamut
the whole range or extent
gargantuan
of huge or extraordinary size and power
gauche
lacking social grace
genial
warm, friendly
grandiloquent
speaking in a pompous style
gregarious
fond of the company of others; belonging to a flock
grimace
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
harangue
a long, noisy speech or lecture; to make such a speech
harry
to torment another
hearth
a fireplace
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil
heresy
a religious belief opposed to the established doctrine
hoax
a practical joke
hue
that quality which makes one color differ from other colors; a particular shade or tint of a given color
humility
absence of vanity
hurtle
to dash; to move swiftly and with great force
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
hypercritical
overly critical; too severe in judgement
ignominy
public shame, disgrace, or dishonor
impeccable
faultless; without sin or blemish
implacable
cannot be appeased or pacified
inane
without sense or meaning; silly; empty
incarcerate
to put into prison; to confine
incisive
sharp; keen; penetrating
incognito
hiding one's name, rank, position; disguised
indiscreet
not wise or judicious; imprudent, as in speech or action