Honors English 11 Vocab List 14

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 14
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Honors English 11 Vocab List 14
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  1. MERCENARY
    • (adj) Influenced by, or acting, only for profit or reward
    • Note: As a noun, mercenary means a soldier who is hired and paid by a foreign government.
  2. METICULOUS
    (adj) Giving excessive attention to details or trifles
  3. MOLLIFY
    (verb) To calm or pacify; to make less severe
  4. MOOT
    (adj) Originally, subject to controversy or debate; now, doubtful or worth arguing about
  5. MOTLEY
    (adj) Of various colors or ingredients
  6. MUNDANE
    (adj) Pertaining to the world; routine
  7. MUNIFICENT
    (adj) Liberal in giving; pertaining to a gift that is vast in amount
  8. NADIR
    • (noun) Literal: opposite to zenith (the point directly overhead in the sky); or directly opposite the point on which one stands.
    • Figurative: the lowest point or stage of depression or decline
  9. NASCENT
    (adj) Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
  10. NEBULOUS
    (adj) Cloudy, hazy, vague
  11. NEFARIOUS
    (adj) Grossly wicked
  12. NOCTURNAL
    (adj) Belonging to, or occurring in, the night
  13. NOMINAL
    (adj) Existing in name only; hence, so unimportant as to be unworthy of the name.
  14. NONPLUSSED
    (adj) Surprised or confused
  15. NOVICE
    (adj or noun) A beginner; new
  16. OBEISANCE
    (noun) Deferential respect; a gesture indicating this, such as a bow.
  17. OBLITERATE
    (verb) To efface or destroy completely
  18. OBLOQUY
    (noun) Reproachful, abusive speech
  19. OBSEQUIOUS
    (adj) Excessively submissive to a person in high station
  20. OBSOLETE
    (adj) No longer in use.

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