English 9 Honors Vocabulary

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Section 1

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Macadambroken stone of even size used in successively compacted layers for surfacing roads and paths, and typically bound with tar or bitumen.
Marto ruin or disfigure.
Maverickan unorthodox or independent-minded person.
Meritoriousdeserving reward or praise.

Section 2

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Nemesisthe inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall. a long-standing rival; an archenemy.
Oddyseya long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc. or, an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
Orthodox(of a person or their views, especially religious or political ones, or other beliefs or practices) conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved. (of a thing) of the ordinary or usual type; normal.
Overtdone or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden.
Overturean introduction to something more substantial.

Section 3

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Palloran unhealthy pale appearance.
Paltry(of an amount) small or meager.
Paucitythe presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity.
Peccadilloa small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
Peonsomeone of low rank; an attendant or messenger.

Section 4

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Perspicacitythe quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.
Pittancea very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage.
Politicoinformal term for politician.
Prattletalk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.
Pompousaffectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important.

Section 5

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Precocious(of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
Precludeprevent from happening; make impossible.
Prevalentwidespread in a particular area at a particular time.
Proliferateincrease rapidly in numbers; multiply.
Propositiona statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion.

Section 6

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Propoundput forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others.
Prosaichaving the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty. commonplace; unromantic.
Proscribeforbid, especially by law.
Quandarya state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
Quixoticexceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.

Section 7

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Raconteura person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.
Ravenousextremely hungry.
Reiteratesay something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Renegadea person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
Repositorya place, building, or receptacle where things are or may be stored.

Section 8

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Scantbarely sufficient or adequate.
Semanticsthe branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text.
Soluble(of a substance) able to be dissolved, especially in water. (of a problem) able to be solved.
Subscribearrange to receive something regularly, typically a publication, by paying in advance.
Subscript(of a letter, figure, or symbol) written or printed below the line.

Section 9

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Suppositionan uncertain belief.
Susceptiblelikely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing. capable or admitting of.
Tacitunderstood or implied without being stated.
Truisma statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting.
Vauntboast about or praise (something), especially excessively.

Section 10

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Veracityconformity to facts; accuracy.
Verboseusing or expressed in more words than are needed.
Virtuosoa person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit. a person with a special knowledge of or interest in works of art or curios.
Virulent(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects. bitterly hostile.