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29 terms

Honors English NON-FICTION

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abruptly
occurs suddenly and unexpectedly
adept
highly skilled
alleviate
make less painful or difficult to deal with
assuage
make it less painful or severe
buffer
reduce the effects of
cajoling
the act of gradually persuading someone to do something using coaxing or flattery
compulsory
must be done because it is the law, or someone in authority orders you to do it
convalesce
regain strength and health
deficiency
lack of something that is necessary
dexterous
skillful in using words or your mind
dingy
dark, dirty, and in bad condition
equilibrium
state of balance
gauge
measure the size, amount, or capacity of
hypocrisy
when someone pretends to have certain beliefs or opinions that they do not really have
incessant
continues without stopping
indignant
angry at an injustice
indignation
feelings of anger and surprise because you feel insulted or unfairly treated
irascible
irritable and quick-tempered
lavished
given with extreme generosity
obscured
has been prevented from being seen or heard clearly
prolonged
continuing for a long time
rejuvenation
the act of making something new, youthful, or energetic again
replenished
refilled
self-sufficiency
independence or the ability to provide for yourself without the help of others
subordinate
below another in importance or rank
succinct
clearly and briefly stated
supercilious
behaving as if you think that others are less important than you
unwieldy
hard to manage because of its shape or weight
venturing
taking a risk or daring to do something