Honors English 11 Vocab List 1

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  1. ABATE
    (verb) To lessen in intensity; to reduce or lower.
  2. ABERRATION
    • 1. A straying from the right or normal.
    • 2. Mental disorder.
  3. ABET
    • To assist or encourage, especially in the performance of a bad deed.
    • (Often used “aid and abet”)
  4. ABEYANCE
    (noun) Condition of suspended activity or development
  5. ABLUTIONS
    (noun) Cleansing the body as part of a religious rite; an act of washing.
  6. ABSTEMIOUS
    (adj) Moderate, especially in the consumption of food and strong drink.
  7. ABSTRUSE
    (adj) Difficult to understand or solve because the subject is too complicated or abstract.
  8. ACCEDE
    (verb) To assent or agree to (usually followed by “to”)
  9. ACQUIESCENCE
    (noun) Accepting or consenting to something without protest
  10. ACRIMONIOUS
    (adj) Harsh or bitter in speech or tempter
  11. ACUMEN
    (noun) Acuteness of mental penetration; keen insight
  12. ADAMANT
    (adj) Incapable of being broken or dissolved, firm.
  13. AESTHETIC
    (adj) Pertaining to a sense of beauty; sensitive to the beautiful nature or art.
  14. AGGRAVATE
    (verb) To make worse or more severe; to annoy
  15. AGGREGATION
    (verb) To make worse or more severe; to annoy
  16. AGNOSTIC
    (noun) A person who believes in the doctrine that the existence and nature of God are not known or knowable.
  17. ALACRITY
    (noun) Eagerness, briskness
  18. ALLEGORY
    (noun) A story in which the characters, actions, and setting symbols of ideas.
  19. ALLEVIATE
    (verb) To lighten or lessen physical or mental pain or discomfort.
  20. ALTERCATION
    (noun) An angry, noisy dispute; a heated argument

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