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English 11H Vocab 9 + 10

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lucent
shining; luminous; permitting light to pass through; translucent; lux
lucid
clearly expressed; easy to understand; logical; rational; sane; lux
elucidate
to make clear or plain; to clarify; lux
pellucid
very clear, thus allowing a maximum of light to pass through; transparent; translucent; very clear in meaning or style; lux
luminary
an object, such as the sun or moon, that gives light; a person who is outstanding in a particular field; lumens
luminescence
light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical or biochemical action or radiation; lumens
muster
to assemble people, especially troops, for a specific purpose; to gather; to summon; monstro
remonstrate
to speak in protest or disapproval; monstro
umbrage
extreme offense; resentment; umbra
adumbrate
to give a sketchy outline; to foreshadow indistinctly; umbra
denigrate
to speak derogatively of someone's character or reputation; to defame; to disparage; niger
necromancy
the art of predicting events by allegedly communicating with the dead; black magic; witchcraft; sorcery; niger
pall
a cover for a coffin or tomb; a coffin, especially one with a body in it; anything that covers, darkens, obscures, or makes gloomy; to become dull, tiresome, or lifeless; pallo
palliate
to make a situation, especially an offense, seem less serious; to make excuses for something or someone; to make less severe, to alleviate; pallo
pallid
deficient in color; having an abnormally pale complexion; lacking color, vitality, or interest; dull; pallo
apocalypse
a prophetic disclosure or revelation, especially concerning a universal cataclysm; any widespread destruction; the last book of the Bible, also known as Revelation, which contains prophesies about the ultimate destruction of the world; apo
apocryphal
false; counterfeit; doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity; apo
apoplexy
a stroke; a sudden loss of muscular control, sensation, or consciousness usually resulting from rupture or blockage of a blood vessel (often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responses); apo
apostate
a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religion, or allegiances; apo
castigate
to punish; to criticize severely; to chastise; castus
chasten
to seek to improve through punishment; to discipline; castus
occlusion
something that blocks; an obstruction; claudo
recluse
someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit; claudo
clavier
a keyboard instrument, like a piano or harpsichord, with strings; clavis
conclave
a private, exclusive, or secret meeting; clavis
enclave
a country entirely or mostly enclosed within the territory of another country; a district or group isolated or enclosed within a larger one; clavis
diadem
a crown or headband worn as a sign of authority; dia
diatribe
an abusive criticism or attack; dia
diametrical
pertaining to diameter; exactly or completely opposite; dia
diaspora
any group migration or flight from a country; the dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in the Middle East; dia