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AOR English 1 #6-10

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Putrid
adj-in a state of foul decay; rotten, stinking
Resilient
adj-able to rebound or recover quickly
Decrepit
adj-weakened, falling apart, dilapidated
Volatile
adj-easily changeable, explosive
Tangible
adj.-capable of being touched; real or actual
Indiscreet
adj-showing poor judgment; imprudent
Prudent
adj.-wise; thoughtful
Versatile
adj-capable of doing many things well, having more than one function
Incessant
adj-not ceasing or stopping; continuing without interruption
Expel
verb-drive or force out, compel to leave
Abhor
verb-loathe, hate, despise
Enlighten
verb-give intellectual or spiritual light to; bring knowledge to
Deteriorate
verb-to become worse
Resolute
adj-determined, firmly resolved
Ignoble
adj-not noble or honorable; common or low
Pious
adj-having a dutiful spirit of reverence
Incongruous
adj.-inconsistent with expectations; inappropriate
Epic
noun or adj-heroic, or of unusually grand size or extent (GRAND)
Quest
noun-a search or pursuit in order to find or obtain something
Delirious
adj-wild with joy, excitement or enthusiasm
Reconcile
verb-to restore to harmony
Facetious
adj-not serious; amusing, joking, humorous
Enigma
noun-a puzzling or confusing person, problem, or statement
Absolve
verb-to declare free from blame or guilt
Vehement
adj-showing strong feeling; forceful
Acquiesce
verb-accept quietly, comply or yield
Belligerent
adj-resistant to authority; contentious, stubborn
Estrange
verb-turn (someone) away from affection (like) to dislike or enmity; make unfriendly
Rebuke
verb or noun-to express sharp, stern disapproval
Avarice
noun-greed; excessive desire for money or things
Bawdy
adj-indecent, lewd, obscene
Brawl
noun or verb-a physical fight
Quarrel
noun or verb-a verbal fight or argument
Chaos
noun-a state of complete confusion or disorder
Proposition
noun- something set forth for consideration
Soliloquy
noun- a long speech by a character which reveals his thoughts and is heard only by the audience
Cliché
noun-anything (usually an expression) that has become trite or stereotyped from overuse
Woo
verb-to seek the favor, affection, or love of; seek to win over
Chastity
noun-purity, virtue
Forfeit
noun or verb- something surrendered or given up; the act of surrendering or giving up
Benevolent
adj-kind
Redundant
adj-Characterized by unnecessary repetition
Asinine
adj- silly, stupid
Miniscule
adj-tiny, very small
Cognizant
adj-fully aware, conscious of
Explicit
adj-clearly expressed, leaving no doubt
Concise
adj-using few words to express much
Ominous
adj-threatening; foreboding (being a bad omen)
Elude
verb-to evade or escape from by cleverness or quickness
Contempt
noun- feeling of scorn or disdain