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Danny's Personal Vocabulary 11-12

My personal vocabulary for English 11F
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Coddle
pamper; fuss over; indulge
Undaunted
courageous
Choleric
hot-tempered; quick to anger
Speculate
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Assimilate
to take in; to absorb; to learn thoroughly
Conscience
conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
apex
the highest point (of something)
precarious
affording no ease or reassurance
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
commonsensical
exhibiting native good judgment
mascon
concentration of mass on the moon located beneath an impact basin
Usance
the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
putrescent
rotten and decaying
dubitable
questionable, causes doubt
insubstantial
lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
evident
clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses
sublime
of high spiritual or moral worth
impel
urge or force (a person) to an action
repeal
to cancel, revoke, annual, take back, mainly an act or law.
fray
wear away by rubbing
provoke
to annoy or make angry, stir up; to do something in order to get a response
exalt
praise, glorify, or honor
extravagant
excessive, over the top, spending more than necessary, lacking restraint
throng
A large number of people gathered together; a crowd
assail
attack someone physically or emotionally
justify
show to be right by providing justification or proof
apt
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
credible
believable; reliable; trustworthy
frontier
a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
vex
to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
banter
be silly or tease one another
unwonted
out of the ordinary
sate
fill to satisfaction
allay
lessen the intensity of or calm
propensity
a natural inclination; a tendency
concept
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
modest
humble, small in size
cede
to give up, surrender; to hand over to another
gale
a strong wind moving 45-90 knots
muse
reflect deeply on a subject

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