Honors English 11 Vocab List 2

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 2
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  1. ALTRUISTIC
    (adj) Acting solely out of the consideration for others’ unselfish
  2. AMELIORATE
    (verb) Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better
  3. AMITY
    (noun) Friendly relationship
  4. ANACHRONISM
    (noun) Misplacing of an event or object in a period to it cannot possibly belong; the event or object misplaced
  5. ANALOGY
    (noun) A relationship between two things that consists in resemblance not of the things themselves but of characteristics.
  6. ANATHEMA
    (noun) A ban or curse; the person or thing cursed; any object intense dislike.
  7. ANOMALOUS
    (adj) deviating from what is standard, normal or expected
  8. APOSTATE
    (noun) One who deserts his party, faith or principles
  9. ARBITRARY
    (adj) Arrived at by the exercise of the will of the individual; necessarily based on reason or justice.
  10. ASCETIC
    (noun) One who devotes herself to a solitary, rigorously life, especially for religious reasons; one who practices self-denial.
  11. ASKANCE
    (adv) Sideways; from the corner of the eye, hence with distrust scorn.
  12. ASKEW
    (adj) Out of position; turned to one side
  13. ASPERITY
    (noun) Severity of manner, temper, language
  14. ASSUAGE
    (verb) To relieve or lessen, as grief or pain; to pacify or calm, passion; to put an end to by satisfying, as hunger or thirst
  15. ASSIDUOUS
    (adj) Constant in application or attention
  16. ATAVISM
    (noun) Reappearance of a primitive instinct, a remote family trait a disease that had remained latent for one or more generations
  17. AUSPICIOUS
    (adj) Of favorable omen or prospect; indicative of future success
  18. AUSTERE
    • (adj)
    • 1. Rigidly severe in character of judgment
    • 2. Severely simple, often said about literary style or dress
  19. AVARICE
    (noun) excessive desire for wealth
  20. AVERSE
    (adj) Unwilling, disinclined

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