English I Final Vocab

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  1. abridge
    to shorten, to diminish
  2. alacrity
    propt and cheerful response
  3. antipathy
    a dislike, distate, or enmity
  4. augment
    to make greater or to supplement
  5. bombastic
    using inflated language, pompous
  6. decry
    to speak against, to rail against, to disparage
  7. eclectic
    coming from a variety of diverse sources
  8. enhance
    to make better, to improve
  9. euphonious
    pleasent or agreeable (sound); dulcet
  10. fervid
    ardent, burning, impassioned
  11. impecunious
    without money
  12. ingratiate
    to make an effort to gain good favor with someone
  13. luxuriant
    abundant in growth, very fertile
  14. paltry
    trifling; petty; worthless
  15. pedantry
    act of showing off learning in a matter that is needless and unimaginative
  16. placid
    peaceful, calm
  17. preclude
    to make impossible
  18. promontory
    land or rock projecting into a body of water
  19. raze
    to completely destroy
  20. secular
    nonreligious, wordly
  21. static (adj.)
    having no motion, showing little change
  22. tact
    a keen sense for what is appropriate or tasteful in delicate situations
  23. torpid
    sluggish, inactive, dull
  24. vindicated
    cleared of accusations or charges
  25. vindictive
    revengeful, spiteful
  26. abstracted
    removed in thought from immediate situation. lost in one's own mind
  27. adulation
    extreme praise or admiration
  28. adversity
    misfortune, unfavorable happenings
  29. burgeon
    to sprout, to newly emerge
  30. chimera
    a fantasy; a horrible creaure of the imagination
  31. culpable
    deserving blame ; guilty
  32. decadent
    decaying
  33. entreaty
    a plea, an earnest request
  34. fatuous
    foolish, silly in an obvious way, inane
  35. humane
    kind, compassionate, sympathetic and considerate
  36. indulgent
    lenient, especially toward oneself
  37. ineptness
    lack of competence or judgement
  38. ingrate
    an ungrateful person
  39. inundate
    to flood, to overthrow
  40. miser
    one who lives in wretched circumstances to save and hoard money
  41. nefarious
    extremely wicked, evil, vicious
  42. prattle
    meaningless sounds, babble
  43. prediction
    preference
  44. procrastinate
    to defer action; to delay
  45. stotic
    a stoical person; not showing passion or eeling, indifference, impassive
  46. sufferage
    right to vote
  47. summon
    to call together, to send fro or to request to appear
  48. transparent
    quality of being able to be seen through, clear
  49. turbulence
    wild or disturbing activity
  50. viable
    capable of working, functioning, or developing adequately
  51. abet
    to encourage or to assist
  52. agile
    characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and grace
  53. antidote
    something that relieves the effects of poison
  54. ascertain
    to find out definitely; to determine
  55. benevolence
    kindness, generosity charity
  56. desolate
    deserted, without inhabitants, barren
  57. din
    loud and discordant noises, cacophony
  58. dissuade
    to advise against, to talk out of
  59. distend
    to expand, to swell
  60. enevation
    weakness
  61. eulogy
    praise or tribute
  62. fitful
    irregular
  63. indelible
    cannot be removed, washed away, or erased
  64. inert
    unable to move or to act, sluggish
  65. malevolence
    ill will or evil intentions
  66. obliterate
    to remove all traces of; to do away with ; to destroy completly; to cancel
  67. ornate
    excessively decorated
  68. paucity
    scarcity, fewness in number, dearth
  69. piety
    devotion and reverence to God
  70. precarious
    dangerous, risky, not a secure situation
  71. prosaic
    commonplace, uninspired, banal
  72. quiescent
    inactive, dormant
  73. scintillating
    sparkling, shining, or flashing
  74. squalid
    filthy in appearence, sordid
  75. vexation
    discomfort or distress

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