Vocab #2

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  1. acquiesce
    • verb
    • accept something reluctantly but without protest
  2. audacious
    • adjective
    • showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks, showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks, bold, brazen, reckless, fearless
  3. converge
    • verb
    • come together from different directions so as eventually to meet (usually several people or things)
  4. dicordant
    • adjective
    • disagreeing, not harmonious
  5. embellish
    • verb
    • enhance, adorn elaborately, make something more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features
  6. fallacious
    • adjective
    • based on a mistaken belief, logically unsound
  7. immutable
    • adjective
    • unchanging over time or unable to be changed
  8. innate
    • adjective
    • inborn, natural, inherent in the character of something
  9. miserly
    • adjective
    • stingy, penurious
  10. placate
    • verb
    • make someone less angry or hostile, appease, pacify
  11. relegate
    • verb
    • consign or dismiss to an inferior task, rank, or position
  12. succinct
    • adjective
    • concise, compressed, briefly and clearly expressed (especially of something written or spoken)
  13. visage
    • noun
    • face, shape, features, expression
  14. sagacity
    • noun
    • keen practical sense, shrewd
  15. peremptory
    • adjective
    • (especially of a person’s manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way, leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal, dictorial
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Vocab #2
2012-11-20 21:39:51

Honors American Literature Vocab week 2
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