Honors English 11 Vocab List 13

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 13
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  1. IRASCIBLE
    (adj) Easily angered.
  2. IRREVOCABLE
    (adj) Not capable of being recalled or altered.
  3. JAUNTY
    (adj) Having an air of easy carelessness or liveliness
  4. JEOPARDIZE
    (verb) To bring into danger, loss or injury.
  5. JOCULAR
    (adj) joking; humorous
  6. LACONIC
    (adj) Given to the use of few words; to the point; succinct
  7. LATENT
    (adj) Existing, but not yet developed, manifest or active, applies to intangible things, such as talents or personality traits
  8. LAUDABLE
    (adj) Worthy of commendation or praise.
  9. LETHARGY
    (noun) Drowsiness or apathy
  10. LEVITY
    (noun) Frivolity or lack of seriousness
  11. LICENTIOUS
    (adj) Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
  12. LOATH
    • (adj) Reluctant, unwilling
    • Do not confuse with "loathe", which is the verb meaning "to hate".
  13. LOQUACIOUS
    (adj) Disposed to do an undue amount of talking
  14. LUGUBRIOUS
    (adj) Mournful
  15. LURID
    (adj) Ghastly, dimly glowing, as light seen through fire or smoke
  16. MAGNANIMOUS
    (adj) Possessing or showing greatness of soul; rising above pettiness or meanness.
  17. MALINGER
    (verb) To pretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work.
  18. MAUDLIN
    (adj) Sentimental to the point of being easily moved to tears or moving others to tears; incapable of controlling emotion.
  19. MENDACIOUS
    (adj) Given to falsehood
  20. MENDICANT
    • (adj) Practicing beggary
    • Note: Mendicant is also a noun. It refers to one who makes a business of begging, and is used especially for the members of certain religious orders that live by alms.

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