English 11 Vocab
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English 11 Vocab
Vocabulary words for Mrs. Holtz's English 11 class
The action or process of uniting
: blend, mix, fusion
Showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and argument
Not planned or chosen for a particular reason; done without concern for what is fair or right.
Syn: whimsical, unscruplulus
Showing great care, attention, and effort
: busy, engaged
A Source of harm or ruin
to scold or condemn; to yell at or criticize someone, usually a loud and angry way
: Scold, lecture, lash
Of or relating to the brain or intellect
: Intellectual, geeky, highbrow
Knowlegable of something, especially through personal experience; to be aware or understand the situation.
: Conscious, mindful, sensible
Composed of elements drawn from various sources or liking a lot of different things
that don't go together.
Syn: assorted, miscellaneous
Uttered with or marked with emphasis; tending to express oneself with forceful speech. To speak with more drama, force, or exaggeration.
: Insistent, energetic, intensify
Lacking in freshness or originality; being worn out by overuse so as to become dull and meaningless. Cliche or boring; usually pertaining to writing or ideas.
: Trite, worn-out, stereotyped, cliche
To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to make the situation worse.
: Annoy, provoke, intensify
Lacking significance, meaning, or point; unsubstantial; very silly or stupid. Best used for ideas or statements.
: Pointless, dumb
Harmful but enticing; causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed
Desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another. Intentionally being very mean or vicious to someone in a straightforward manner.
: spite, ill-will, grudge, hateful
Very careful about doing something in an extremely accurate and exact way.
: Painstaking, scrupulous
Obviously wicked, evil, or immoral, like a super-villain.
: Dark, vicious, villianous
So small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention; minor in detail, not worth noting. Usually used in comparison
: Insignificant, trivial, unimportant
having an air of easy unconcern of indifference, easygoing, not easily excited, cool and uncaring.
: calm, relaxed, mellow
A very small difference in color, tone, meaning; a subtle quality
: Subtlety, shade/tinge, distinction
affluence; owning really expensive or really ritzy things
relatingto matters of fact or practical
: practical as opposed to idealistic; using common sense logic, not emotions, creativity, or intellect.
: Logical sensible, practicle
Habitually complaining, whining a lot
towithdraw or retreat from
: to give up something; to stop holding physically:
release; to give over possession or control of
: deserving very strong criticism
The quality of having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions
seeming to be seen everywhere
To annoy or worry (someone)
having or showing a tendency to eat very large amounts of food
not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble