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Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 15 & 16

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noxious
harmful to the health
nuance
a delicate variation in tone, color, meaning, expression
obese
extremely fat
obstreperous
boisterous; unruly
odium
hatred; the state of being hated
officious
offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or service
ominous
threatening; predicting evil
omniscient
having unlimited knowledge; knowing everything
ostensible
apparent; pretended; professed
ostracize
to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent
pandemonium
a wild disorder, noise, or confusion
parsimonious
too economical; stingy
penitent
expressing sorrow for having sinned or done wrong
pernicious
causing injury; evil or wicked
pertinent
having to do with what is being considered
pique
to cause another's pride to be wounded / to excite curiosity or interest
plagiarism
taking another's thoughts or words and using them as one's
plebeian
one of the common people; common or vulgar
precocious
developed earlier than usual, especially mentally
predatory
inclined to rob or prey on others
prowess
unusual skill or ability; heroism in battle
pugnacious
eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome
purloin
to steal
pusillanimous
cowardly, fearful
quell
to put an end to; to allay or quiet
quixotic
extremely idealistic; not practical
rabble
a disorderly crowd, a mob; the lowest class of people
rabid
intense; furious or raging, mad
raconteur
a person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes
raillery
good-humored ridicule; banter