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Pre-Ap English 1 Vocab words

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acquiescence
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
acrimonious
marked by strong resentment or cynicism
aridity
a condition yielding nothing of value
articulate
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
assuaged
lessened, eased
auspicious
attended by favorable circumstances
begrudge
wish ill or allow unwillingly
benevolence
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
caricatures
exaggerated imitations or representations
complacently
in a self-satisfied manner
congenital
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
corroborating
supporting with evidence or authority
dictum
an authoritative declaration
diminuitive
very small; tiny
droned
to talk in a persistently dull or monotonous tone
edification
Improvement or enlightenment
elucidate
make clear and (more) comprehensible
enunciated
to state or pronounce (words) clearly
fanatical
marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
fractious
easily irritated or annoyed
fraud
something intended to deceive
frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
furtive
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
guilelessness
innocence, naivete
honed
perfected or sharpened
impertinence
the trait of being rude and impertinent
impudent
marked by casual disrespect
indigenous
originating where it is found
innate
existing from birth, inborn
inordinately
excessively
irascibe
Short-tempered, irritable
lament
a cry of sorrow and grief
malevolent
Spiteful, showing ill will
melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
obliquely
indirectly; not in a straightforward manner
oblivious
totally unaware
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
palette
board on which a painter mixes paints
palliation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
piety
devotion and reverence to God
placid
calm, peaceful
predilection
a strong liking
profane
characterized by profanity or cursing
propelled
to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward
propensities
a natural inclination or tendency
protruded
stuck out; extended
quaint
unusual in character or appearance
recluse
one who lives in solitude
rectitude
moral uprightness; righteousness
reverent
respectful; worshipful
rudiments
fundamentals, basics
savored
enjoyed, appreciated, valued
serene
calm, peaceful
sordid
foul and run-down and repulsive
stealthy
acting in a secret and sneaky way
succinct
brief, concise
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
temerity
fearless, daring, reckless
tentatively
unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant
terrain
the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge
tranquil
free from disturbance
turbulent
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
unmitigated
not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity
unobtrusive
not readily noticeable, inconspicuous
vivid
bright, distinct, and clear
disapprobation
an expression of strong disapproval
domiciled
To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
infallible
incapable of failure or error
ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere