Honors English 11 Vocab List 3

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 3
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  1. BANAL
    (adj) Commonplace; trite
  2. BASTION
    (noun) An institution or person strongly maintaining principles, attitudes or activities.
  3. BELLICOSE
    (adj) Inclined to quarrel or fight; warlike
  4. BENIGN
    (adj) Of gracious, gentle disposition; kindly
  5. BLASPHEMY
    (noun) Profane or sacrilegious talk about God or sacred things.
  6. BUCOLIC
    • (Adj) Of or pertaining to country life
    • Note: Used as a noun, “bucolic” means a poem about country life; humorously it means farmer.
  7. BUMPTIOUS
    (adj) Conceited; self-assertive
  8. CADAVEROUS
    (adj) Having the qualities of a corpse; hence, pale or haggard
  9. CAJOLE
    (verb) To persuade or influence by flattery or deceit
  10. CALLOUS
    Having a hardened, thickened layer of skin; hence, hardened in feeling; unfeeling; lacking in sensitiveness
  11. CALUMNY
    (noun) A false accusation maliciously made to injure another’s reputation or good name.
  12. CANTANKEROUS
    (adj) Ill-natured; quarrelsome; grouchy
  13. CAPER
    (verb) To skip or dance about in a lively or playful way.
  14. CAPITULATE
    (verb) To cease to resist an opponent or unwelcome demand; to surrender.
  15. CAPRICIOUS
    (adj) Inclined, through some whim or fancy, to change the mind, purpose or actions suddenly
  16. CAPTIOUS
    (adj) Quick to take offense or find fault, especially about trifles
  17. CAUSTIC
    (adj) Inclined to eat away by chemical action; hence, biting, burning, severe, sharp.
  18. CAVEAT
    (noun) A warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions or limitations.
  19. CHARLATAN
    (noun) A fraudulent pretender to skill or knowledge
  20. CHIMERICAL
    (adj) Merely imaginary, fantastic, marked by foolish fancy

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