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American Lit List 1 vocab #1-20

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abhor
to feel extreme aversion for; loathe; to reject
bigot
a person intolerantly devoted to his/her own group, beliefs, or opinions
counterfeit
to imitate or copy; sham; forgery
enfranchise
to be able to vote
hamper
to interfere with
kindle
to set fire to; to stir up
noxious
harmful or injurious especially to ones heath or morals
placid
tranquil; calm; peaceful
remuneration
to pay; reward for work
talisman
an object (such as a stone or ring) engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as a charm
abrasive
any material used for polishing (ex: sandpaper)
bilk
to cheat; evade
covert
concealed; secret; disguised
engender
to produce; cause; or give rise to
hangar
a shed or shelter (usually used for airplanes)
knotty
involved; intricate; difficult
nuance
a slight difference in something
plagiarism
an unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another person and taking those words as one's own
renown
widespread and high repute; fame
tangent
to go off topic