34 terms

English 2 second semester final vocab 2020

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cupidity
(n.) an eager desire for something; greed
adulation
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
inscrutable
(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
ex officio
(adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office
Ferment
A state of great excitement or chemical breakdown
anathema
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
Denzien
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
Abet
(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
accentuate
to emphasize
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug
Odium
(n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
Encumber
(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
disseminate
(v.) to scatter or spread widely
Seditious
(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
Affable
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
Consternation
(n.) dismay, confusion
Annotation
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
Thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
Extenuate
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
Austere
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
Nominal
(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
Flout
(v.) to mock, treat with contempt
Penury
Extreme poverty
castigate
(v.) to punish severely; to criticize severely
lassitude
(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
impenetrable
impossible to pass through or enter
Rebuke
to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
Provocative
causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.
Ennui
(n.) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
Sartorial
Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men's)
Agitation
(n.) a violent stirring or movement; noisy confusion, excitment; a stirring up of public enthusiasm
unintelligible
impossible to understand