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Week 7 Honors English

Week 7 vocab from 1100 Words You Need to Know
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implacable
(adj) cannot be pacified or gratified
paroxysm
(n.) a sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment; loathsome
jurisdiction
(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
skirmish
n. a minor conflict or small fight
harass
(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
monolithic
adj. massive, solid and uniform in appearance
arbitrary
(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness; based on opinion instead of reason
indigent
(adj.) needy, impoverished
fray
(n) fight
stymie
(v) to hinder or stop
effigy
(n.) a crude image of a despised person; a likeness of model
flout
(v) to show contempt; to disregard something out of disrespect
cognizant
aware
turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end
forthwith
immediately; at once
exacerbate
to irritate or make worse
revert
(v.) to return, go back
oust
(v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place