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1st Semester Exam Vocab. Words

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Acquittal
not guilty
Assert
to express
Condescend
to stoop
Elite
select group
Evolve
to develop gradually
Fortitude
strength
Inarticulate
unable to speak
Mentor
wise teacher
Notoriety
fame
Contemptuous
showing scorn
Analogy
a comparison
Antiquity
old times
Electorate
voters
Ethical
right/wrong
Excerpt
piece of a passage
Heresy
idea that's different from accepted belief
Paternal
fatherly
Pauper
very poor
Posthumous
after death
Prophetic
foretelling events
Amiable
agreeable
Bayou
swampy, marshy land
Grimace
negative facial expression
Indomitable
unconquered
Malleable
changeable
Melodramatic
over dramatic
Succumb
to yield
Vibrant
energetic
Visage
facial appearance
Whimsical
curious ideas
Apprehensive
anxious
Callous
Insensitive
Commendable
worthy of praise
Indignant
angry
Ineffectual
not good enough, inadequate
Judicious
sensible, wise
Mystic
religious seeker
Paraphrase
restate
Personification
representation
Verbatim
word for word
Affiliate
Associate
Encumber
burden
Exalted
excited
Invariably
always
Plausible
reasonable
Pompous
self-important
Portly
stout
Proximity
nearness
Rejuvenate
make young
Unprecedented
unique