15 terms

Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 17

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rancor
extreme hatred or ill will
remorse
deep regret for a sin or wrongdoing
renegade
one who deserts a cause and goes over to the other side; a traitor
retribution
a just or deserved punishment
sanction
permission, support to give approval to
scourge
a person or thing which causes great trouble or misfortune; to inflict severe punishment or pain
strident
harsh sounding
taciturn
not fond of talking; usually silent
temerity
reckless boldness
terse
brief, to the point
uncanny
weird, strange; mysterious; acute
unctuous
excessively polite; oily
verbose
using more words than are needed; wordy
vindicate
to clear of guilt or blame
vindictive
seeking revenge; bearing a grudge