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List 13

This is vocabulary list 13 for Mrs. Mixon's English 2 Honors calls @ Niceville High School
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collate
(v) to compare critically in order to not differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
foment
(v) to promote trouble or rebellion
abet
(v) to encourage, assist (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
encumber
(v) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block, hinder
connoisseur
(n) an expert; one who is well qualified to poss critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
blatant
(adj) noisy in a coarse, offensive, way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
disconsolate
(adj) deeply unhappy or defected; without hope, beyond consolation
buttress
(v) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n) a supporting structure
aver
(v) to affirm, declare confidently
carousal
(n) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
broach
(v) to bring up or begin talk about (a subject); to announce; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid
nonplussed
(adj, part) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
prolific
(adj) abundantly productive
opportune
(adj) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
incontrovertible
(adj) unquestionable, beyond dispute
grisly
(adj) frightful, horrible, ghastly
rejoinder
(n) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal unit
inauspicious
(adj) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
impassive
(adj) showing no feeling or emotion
herculean
(adj) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength