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Vocab (College Bound) Lesson A2

Ryle High School English II Ms. Caldwell
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amalgamate
to combine
ANTONYM: splinter, disunite
ambidextrous
equally skillful with either hand
anachronism
something or someone out of its proper time
animate
to give life or motion to
ANTONYM: deaden
anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals, or gods
antiquated
no longer used or useful; very old
aphorism
a concise statement of a truth or principle
aplomb
self-confidence
ANTONYM: awkwardness
bandy
to give and take quickly in conversation; to toss back and forth
bane
the cause of ruin, harm, or distress, death
allude
to hint at, to refer to indirectly
aloof
reserved, distant
ANTONYM: warm, friendly
admonish
to warn, to caution
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
affliction
anything causing great suffering
ANTONYM: relief, aid