Honors English 11 Vocab List 9

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 9
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  1. EXPEDIENT
    Selfishly advantageous; based on the desire for special advantage or selfish profit rather than on principle or right.
  2. EXPIATE
    (verb) To atone for, or pay the penalty of, a sin; or to make satisfaction or amends for an offense or wrong committed.
  3. EXPLICIT
    (adj) Distinctly and clearly stated; outspoken
  4. EXPUNGE
    (verb) To strike out.
  5. EXTEMPORIZE
    (verb) To utter or to do something without preparation or previous study.
  6. EXTENUATE
    (verb) To make smaller or weaker in degree; to lessen or treat as less severe than it is (especially a crime or illness).
  7. EXTIRPATE
    (verb) To pluck out by the root; to eradicate
  8. FACETIOUS
    (adj) Sarcastic; humorous; in a manner of levity
  9. FACTIOUS
    (adj) Inclined to cause factions or discontent; urged on by party spirit or a clique.
  10. FALLACY
    (noun) Faulty reasoning, not based on logic; an invalid argument.
  11. FALLIBLE
    (adj) Likely to make mistakes or be deceived; likely to be inaccurate
  12. FATUOUS
    (adj) Unconsciously foolish; vain or stupid in a silly way.
  13. FEIGN
    (verb) To pretend to be affected by a feeling, state or injury
  14. FELICITOUS
    (adj) Appropriately or gracefully expressed
  15. FETISH
    (noun) An object of unreasoning devotion or worship
  16. FILCH
    (verb) To steal slyly, especially petty things
  17. FLUCTUATE
    (verb) To vary irregularly in degree or quantity; to be unstable
  18. FOIBLE
    (noun) A slight frailty or defect in a person’s character or personality; a peculiarity
  19. FORENSIC
    (adj) Pertaining to public speaking or courts of law; rhetorical
  20. FORESTALL
    (verb) To prevent or obstruct something anticipated by taking advance action.

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