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15 terms

Vocab 12

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altercation
a heated argument
lexicon
a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place
hue
a particular shade of a given color
galvanize
to startle into sudden activity
sanction
permission; support
hyperbole
extreme exageration for effect and not meant to be take literaly
ominous
threatening; foreboding evil
audacity
rude boldness; nerve
evince
to demonstrate clearly; to prove
implacable
unable to be appeased or pacified
exhort
to urge on with stirring words
incarcerate
to put in prison; to confine
incisive
sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
expedient
practical; providing immidiate advantage (especially to one's self-interest)
pertinent
having to do with the subject at hand; relevent