English 11 Vocabulary

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abjure
to repudiate or retract; recant; to give up under oath; to reject the validity or authority of
adjure
to charge, bind, or command
conjure
to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell; to summon (a devil or spirit) by magical or supernatural power
injurious
inflicting or tending to inflict harm or hurt
perjury
the willful giving of false testimony under oath
jury
a group of persons sworn to render or give a verdict
juridical
of or relating to the law and its administration
jurisdiction
the right and power to interpret and apply the law; authority or control; the extent of authority or control
analogous
similar, corresponding in certain ways
candor
frankness; outspoken and honest
decorum
proper behavior
enigma
a baffling matter or person
esoteric
known or understood by few
fastidious
not easy to please
inundate
to flood or overwhelm
lament
to feel or show deep sorrow for
mitigate
to make or become less severe
ostentatious
showiness; flamboyant
imply
to indicate or suggest
infer
to derive by reasoning
immigrate
to come to a new country
emigrate
to leave one country for another
prerogative
an exclusive right or privilege
presage
to foreshadow a future event
valediction
an act of bidding farewell
valedictorian
leader in class
victor
defeat an adversary
evict
to put out a tenant
fidelity
strict observance of promises or duties; loyalty
fiduciary
people to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
fideism
reliance on faith rather than reason in pursuit of religious truth
affidavit
a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official and therefore assumed to be true
confide
to impart secrets trustfully; have faith
diffident
lacking confidence or trust in one's ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy
infidel
a person who does not accept a particular religion
perfidy
deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
confident
having strong belief or full assurance, sure
confidante
a woman to whom secrets are confided
Acquisition
(noun): the act of gaining something, of acquiring, of gaining possession
Prerequisite
(noun): something required before something else
Inquisitive
(adjective): given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge
Derogatory
(adjective): tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory
Surrogate
(noun): a person appointed to act for another
Sagacious
(adjective): having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd
Valiant
(adjective): boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted
Ambivalent
(adjective): having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action
Invalid
(noun): an infirm or sickly person
Vincible
(adjective): capable of being conquered or overcome
Corpse
Dead body
Corporeal
Having to do with the body
Corporation
A business owned by stockholders who share in its profits but are not personally responsible for its debts
Corpuscle
red or white cell in the blood
Corpulent
fat; having a large, bulky body
Corpus
a large or complete body of writings
Corps
a tactical unit consisting of two or more divisions
Incorporeal
not material; not substantial
Incorporate
to form into a corporation
Corslet
body armor, especially a breastplate