Vocabulary - 100 HS Words

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  1. solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).
    abjure
  2. repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
    abrogate
  3. indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
    abstemious
  4. the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
    acumen
  5. existing before a war; especially existing before the American Civil War
    antebellum
  6. conducive to success; favourable.
    auspicious
  7. (of an appearance) fail to give a true impression of (something).
    belie
  8. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
    bellicose
  9. to expurgate (as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar
    bowdlerize
  10. the use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one's purpose.
    chicanery
  11. a thread-like structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, carrying genetic information in the form of genes.
    chromosome
  12. rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
    churlish
  13. the use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.
    circumlocution
  14. sail all the way around (something, especially the world).
    circumnavigate
  15. Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth
    deciduous
  16. causing harm or damage.
    deleterious
  17. modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
    diffident
  18. make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.
    enervate
  19. give the right to vote to.
    enfranchise
  20. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something
    epiphany
  21. the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about 22 September and 20 March).
    equinox
  22. the single European currency, which replaced the national currencies of France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 2002. Seventeen member states of the European Union now use it
    euro
  23. soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

    denoting a field or wave which extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance.
    evanescent
  24. remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from (a text or account).
    expurgate
  25. treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.
    facetious
  26. silly and pointless.
    fatuous
  27. lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.
    feckless
  28. involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.
    fiduciary
  29. the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority.
    filibuster
  30. reproductive cells
    gamete
  31. unsophisticated and socially awkward.
    gauche
  32. To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
    gerrymander
  33. influence or authority over others
    hegemony
  34. the part of blood that contains iron, carries oxygen through the body, and gives blood its red color
    hemoglobin
  35. of the same or a similar kind or nature
    homogeneous
  36. a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence
    hubris
  37. the side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle
    hypotenuse
  38. to bring an accusation against
    impeach
  39. with your true identity kept secret (as by using a different name or a disguise)
    incognito
  40. not able to be doubted or questioned
    incontrovertible
  41. to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    inculcate
  42. the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization)
    infrastructure
  43. to put (something) between other things or parts; especially : to put (words) into a piece of writing or a conversation
    interpolate
  44. the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
    irony
  45. not interesting
    jejune
  46. of or relating to the movement of physical objects
    kinetic
  47. to agree too easily or eagerly to do what someone else wants you to do : to obey someone with power in a way that seems weak
    kowtow
  48. a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
    laissez-faire
  49. the words used in a language or by a person or group of people
    lexicon
  50. given to fluent or excessive talk
    loquacious
  51. full of sadness or sorrow : very sad especially in an exaggerated or insincere way
    lugubrious
  52. a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something
    metamorphosis
  53. a process that takes place in the nucleus of a dividing cell, involves typically a series of steps consisting of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase, and results in the formation of two new nuclei each having the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus
    mitosis
  54. one of two equal parts
    moiety
  55. the science of working with atoms and molecules to build devices (such as robots) that are extremely small
    nanotechnology
  56. the belief that traditional morals, ideas, beliefs, etc., have no worth or value
    nihilism
  57. the act or process or an instance of naming
    nomenclature
  58. not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group
    nonsectarian
  59. to acknowledge or attest as a notary public
    notarize
  60. marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
    obsequious
  61. a country, business, etc., that is controlled by a small group of people
    oligarchy
  62. having complete or unlimited power
    omnipotent
  63. the way in which the words of a language are spelled
    orthography
  64. to become combined with oxygen
    oxidize
  65. a curve that is shaped like the path of something that is thrown forward and high in the air and falls back to the ground
    parabola
  66. a model or pattern for something that may be copied
    paradigm
  67. a rule or limit that controls what something is or how something should be done
    parameter
  68. relating to or in the form of money
    pecuniary
  69. the process by which a green plant turns water and carbon dioxide into food when the plant is exposed to light
    photosynthesis
  70. to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
    plagiarize
  71. the watery part of blood that contains blood cells

    a substance that is similar to a gas but that can carry electricity
    plasma
  72. a chemical compound that is made of small molecules that are arranged in a simple repeating structure to form a larger molecule
    polymer
  73. very steep

    happening in a very quick and sudden way

    done too quickly and without enough thought or planning
    precipitous
  74. a very bright object in space that is similar to a star and that is very far away from the Earth and gives off powerful radio waves
    quasar
  75. ordinary or very common
    quotidian
  76. to give a brief summary of something
    recapitulate
  77. inversely related
    reciprocal
  78. money that a country or group that loses a war pays because of the damage, injury, deaths, etc., it has caused

    something that is done or given as a way of correcting a mistake that you have made or a bad situation that you have caused
    reparation
  79. the placing of air or dissolved gases in intimate contact with the circulating medium of a multicellular organism (as by breathing)
    respiration
  80. consisting of or relating to blood
    sanguine
  81. a long, usually serious speech that a character in a play makes to an audience and that reveals the character's thoughts
    soliloquy
  82. to defeat and gain control of (someone or something) by the use of force
    subjugate
  83. a person in the past who worked to get voting rights for people who did not have them
    suffragist
  84. having or showing the proud and unpleasant attitude of people who think that they are better or more important than other people
    supercilious
  85. a statement in which you repeat a word, idea, etc., in a way that is not necessary
    tautology
  86. the process or system of describing the way in which different living things are related by putting them in groups
    taxonomy
  87. of or relating to changes in the structure of the Earth's surface

    having a large and important effect
    tectonic
  88. affected by a tempest

    full of strong emotions (such as anger or excitement)
    tempestuous
  89. a science that deals with the action of heat and related forms of energy
    thermodynamics
  90. controlling the people of a country in a very strict way with complete power that cannot be opposed
    totalitarian
  91. used to describe someone who speaks and behaves in a way that is meant to seem friendly and polite but that is unpleasant because it is obviously not sincere
    unctuous
  92. to take and keep (something, such as power) in a forceful or violent way and especially without the right to do so
    usurp
  93. having or showing a lack of intelligence or serious thought : lacking meaning, importance, or substance
    vacuous
  94. showing strong and often angry feelings : very emotional
    vehement
  95. a mass of spinning air, liquid, etc., that pulls things into its center
    vortex
  96. to remove (people or things that are less important, desirable, etc.) from a larger group or list : to make (a list of possible choices) smaller by removing the less desirable choices

    to remove (the unwanted coverings of seeds) from grain by throwing the grain up in the air and letting the wind blow the unwanted parts away
    winnow
  97. carefully formed or worked into shape
    wrought
  98. one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin
    xenophobe
  99. an attendant or officer in a royal or noble household
    a person attending or assisting another :  retainer 
    a naval petty officer who performs clerical duties
    a person who owns and cultivates a small farm; specifically one belonging to a class of English freeholders below the gentry

    one that performs great and loyal service
    yeoman
  100. an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top
    ziggurat

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