Pre-Ap English 10 Vocabulary
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Pre-Ap English 10 Vocabulary
Cause (someone) to be no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienate
An absurd event.
A thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way.
A sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid.
Lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward.
Drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.
The force that makes something happen or happen more quickly.
so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique.
Disagreeable to taste, smell, or look at.Disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable.
Engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.
Ward off (a weapon or attack), especially with a countermove.
(of a man or his behavior) giving special attention and respect to women; chivalrous.
make legally null and void; invalidate.
A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
Very vivid in color, especially so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect.
One's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
Begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
Make (something) clear; explain.
Literaryglowing with or giving off light.
Expressed clearly; easy to understand.
(especially of a person) looking attractive in photographs or on film.
A picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused onto film or other light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally.
Having a chemical, electrical, or other response to light.
The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water.
(of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through; semitransparent.
verb Make or become dry through intense heat.
verb Appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
adjective Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
Make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body.
Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
Abundant in supply or quantity.
Characterized by or showing interest or concern.
Solutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
Showing care or concern.
Riddle or puzzle.
Perception, apprehension, the judical hearing of a matter.
An infant secretly changed at birth.
One who murders his father, mother, or close relation; tha act of killing one's kin.
Worried, troubled, annoyed.
The act of lamenting (mourning) or expressing grief.
Humble prayer, entreaty, or petition.
A deadly or virulent epidemic disease; something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil.
To surpess; put an end to; to quiet; to quiet.
To rid of what is impure or undesirable.
Feeling or showing profound homelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.
A person who speaks for God or a diety by divine inspiration.
Having shameless or brazenly immodest behavior.
To atone for; make amends or reparation for.
Recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.
Before written word;originating in the distant past; very old.
A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources.
Objects kept or collected because of their historical interest, especially those associated with memorable people or events.
A written message, especially in business or diplomacy.
(especially of legislation) taking effect from a date in the past.
Go back to an earlier state, typically a worse one.
Looking back on or dealing with past events or situations.
Add (a component or accessory) to something that did not have it when manufactured.
Not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.
noun To consider thoughtfully.
Conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
Isolate or hide away (someone or something).
(of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.
Completely destroy (a building, town, or other site).
(typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter.
Unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
Nullify; make ineffective.
Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
Refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind.
Persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
Showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
Match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Restrict free movement.
Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Respond to (a gesture or action) by making a corresponding one.
Sparkling or shining brightly.
Supersede and replace.
A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
Relating to the structure of populations.
Threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment.
Native or restricted to a certain country or area.
The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way."she was cl
An outbreak of disease that spreads widely and easily.
Hardened in wickedness; stubbornly evil.
Widespread, common, general in scope.
Voluntary act that show guilt.
Feeling regretful over wrong doing.
Shower, donate, give
Detail oreinted, orderly, precise,
Oppurtunity, business deal, scam, and gamble.
Sloppy, messy, dirty, and untidy.
Sluggish, lazy, apathy, and lathargy.
Smile, grin, and sneer.
Blame. rebuke, critize, and disapproval of.
Boring, same old.
Fame, celebrity, and renound.
Standing out in a bad way.
A person indifferent to emotions.
Cheap and showy in appearance.
To start or bring to life.
Holding the most power, having the greatest power.
Restriction; use of force to restirct.
Predicament; state of uncertainty or confusion.
Extreme desire for power.
Defensive about ones' space
Closed container for keeping plants and small animals.
To bury a body in the ground.
Patio or other outdoor space.
Relating to Earth.
Situated beneath the moon.
Relating to the stars.
Scientist who studies space.