Vocab for English Exam Spring 2009 Love

Units 1-8 Vocab for Mrs. Love's Spring 2009 Honors English Exam
Phototopic (ADJ)
Tending to grow or move towards light
Phosphorescent (ADJ)
Giving off light without heat
Photogenic (ADJ)
Attractive in pictures or photographs
Lucid (ADJ)
Easy to understand; clear
Elucidate (V)
To make clear by explaining
Translucent (ADJ)
Allowing light to pass through
Circumspect (ADJ)
Careful; mindful of rules and consequences
Prospect (N)
That which is expected
Specter (N)
A ghost or phantom
Individious (ADJ)
Hateful or spiteful
Providential (ADJ)
Happening by good fortune
Improvise (V)
To create without any forethought or preperation
Enunciate (V)
To pronounce or articulate
Renounce (V)
To reject by decleration
Pronouncement (N)
A decleration of opinion; judgement
Invoke (V)
To call of for support
Provocative (ADJ)
Causing disturbance or excitement
Revoke (V)
To make invalid; deactivate
Ineffable (ADJ)
Unutterable; indescribable
Infantile (ADJ)
Childish; immature
Affable (ADJ)
Easy to converse with; friendly
Edict (N)
An official order
Indict (V)
To charge with a crime; accuse
Dictum (N)
A formal or authoritative statement
Prohibit (V)
To stop one from doing something; prevent
Inhibit (V)
To get in the way of; hinder
Suffuse (V)
To fill up from within; to spread throughout
Confound (V)
To confuse and frustrate
Infuse (V)
To inject; to fill something or someone with
Sustain (V)
To support for an extended period of time
Abstain (V)
To not do something; refrain
Tenacious (ADJ)
Retinue (N)
A group that attends an important person
Replete (ADJ)
Filled up with
Implement (V)
To put into action; excuse
Deplete (V)
To use up; waste
Misinformation (N)
Untrue or wrong information
Reform (V)
To bring back to rightness, order, or mortality
Formative (ADJ)
Occuring at the time of most influence
Inept (ADJ)
Unskilled; clumsy
Adept (ADJ)
Skilled; experts at
Aptitude (N)
Skill or suitability for
Posit (V)
To put forth; assert
Impose (V)
To forcibly place upon
Disposition (N)
Attitude or mood
Figment (N)
Something invented or imaginary
Effigy (N)
A figure constructed in mockery
Prefigure (V)
To look like or predict a later thing or event
Legacy (N)
Body of ideas, achievements, and morals; example
Delegate (V)
To divide up, especially responsibilities
Agenda (N)
Plan of action; purpose
Proactive (ADJ)
Seeking to solve a problem before it occurs
Exacting (ADJ)
Demanding perfection; strict
Repulsion (N)
Desire to avoid; disgust
Dispel (V)
To scatter about, break up
Propel (V)
To cause to move towards; push
Relative (ADJ)
Dependent upon
Superlative (ADJ)
Excellent; above all others
Dilate (V)
To widen
Recant (V)
To formally withdraw
Incantation (N)
Ritual chant; spell
Disenchanted (ADJ)
Losing fondness for; unhappy with
Inaudible (ADJ)
So quiet as to be impossible to hear
Auditory (ADJ)
Having to do with the sense of hearing
Audit (N)
A thorough review
Dissonance (N)
Unpleasant or unharmonious sound
Assonance (N)
Similarity of word sounds
Resonant (ADJ)
Having an effect; powerful
Analogous (ADJ)
Comparable to; like
Dialogue (N)
Communication between two or more people
Prologue (N)
A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or event
Bellicose (ADJ)
Warlike in nature
Antebellum (ADJ)
Occuring before the war
Belligerence (N)
Warlike mood or attitude
Enamored (ADJ)
Fond of; feeling love towards
Amiable (ADJ)
Good-natured; cheerful
Amicable (ADJ)
Not bitter or hostile; friendly
Antagonize (V)
To act hostile towards; provoke
Protagonist (N)
The central character in a work of literature
Antagonist (N)
One who is hostile towards; one who opposes
Philosophical (ADJ)
Calm and wise; reasonable
Philanthropy (N)
Charitable donation to public causes
Bibliophile (N)
One who loves books
Impediment (N)
Something that gets in the way; obstacle
Expedient (ADJ)
Providing results quickly; practical and effective
Pedestrian (ADJ)
Lacking excitement; ordinary and dull
Pedant (N)
One possessing abundant knowledge of minor, often uninteresting, things
Pedagogue (N)
A teacher, especially one who is dull and narrow-minded
Travesty (N)
A bad imitation of; a perversion of
Vested (ADJ)
Significant to one's own profit or well-being
Vestment (N)
Clothing worn to symbolize religious or political authority
Divest (V)
To strip or remove a title or position of authority
Corporeal (ADJ)
Having to do with the body
Corpulent (ADJ)
Extremely fat; obese
Incorporate (V)
To bring together features, ideas, or elements