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English 10 - Vocab 1

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Vocab 1, Section 1

Question Answer
Abate(verb) to subside, to lessen
Abject(adj.) extremely bad, unpleasant
Absolute(adj.) total, unlimited, complete
Ambiguous(adj.) unclear, open to multiple interpretations
Amenity(noun) a desirable or useful feature
Amorous(adj.) romantic, lustful
Atheist(noun) a person who lacks belief in the existence of higher beings
Auspicious(adj.) favorable
Avarice(noun) greed
Bona fide(adj.) genuine, real
Capricious(adj.) unpredictable
Categorical(adj.) absolute, definite
Celibacy(noun) abstinence (kind of like a nun)
Concord(noun) harmony, agreement
Conducive(adj.) tending to produce, helpful
Congregate(verb) to come together
Contempt(noun) scorn, disdain, disrespect
Deference(noun) respect, giving priority
Deja vu(noun) a feeling of having already experienced something
Derogatory(adj.) showing a critical or disrespectful attitude
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Vocab 1, Section 2

Question Answer
Delineate(verb) to describe
Emulate(verb) imitate
Encroach(verb) to trespass
Engender(verb) to create/cause
Fidelity(noun) loyalty
Fickle(adj.) frequently changing one's mind (loyalties, interests, or affections)
Flout(verb) openly disregard a rule
Forego(verb) to go without
Impugn(verb) to attack one's statement
Incense(verb) to make angry
Incongruous(adj.) not consistent
Laud(verb) to praise/applaud
Lampoon(verb) to mock, to satirize
Libel(noun) written/ published false hood that damages a reputation
Morose(adj.) gloomy, sullen
Myopianearsightedness lack of foresight-or imagination
Nefarious(adj.) wicked, evil
Patronize(verb) to treat as inferior
Pensive(adj.) thoughtful and sad
Prodigy(noun) an extremely talented child
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Vocab 1, Section 3

Question Answer
Pedestrian(adj.) unoriginal, common, lacking imagination
Preempt(verb) to take action to prevent something form happening
Prevail(verb) to overcome
Quixotic(adj.) idealistic to a foolish degree
Rancor(noun) bitter, long-lasting resentment
Rebuke(verb) to criticize
Rendezvous(noun) a meeting at an agreed time and place
Sanguine(adj.) cheerful, optimistic
Scrutinize(verb) to examine carefully
sensory(adj.) having to do with the senses
Subversive(adj.) seeking to disrupt an established system, troublemaking
Superficial(adj.) occurring only at the surface level, shallow
Surrogate(noun) substitute
Ubiquitous(adj.) being everywhere at the same time
Uniform(adj.) consistent
Transgress(verb) to violate
Unremitting(adj.) relentless, constant
Verisimilitude(noun) looking like the real thing/appearance of the truth
Viable(adj.) workable, feasible
Vindicate(verb) To justify, to clear from blame
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Vocab 1, Section 4: Tricky Little Bastards

Question Answer
Abject(adj.) extremely bad, unpleasant
Auspicious(adj.) favorable
Conducive(adj.) tending to produce, helpful
Deference(noun) respect, giving priority
Engender(verb) to create/cause
Morose(adj.) gloomy, sullen
Sanguine(adj.) cheerful, optimistic
Subversive(adj.) seeking to disrupt an established system, troublemaking
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