Honors English 11 Vocab List 15

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 15
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  1. OBTUSE
    (adj) Annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand
  2. ODIOUS
    (adj) hated; in disgrace
  3. OMINOUS
    (adj) Pertaining to an evil omen; foreshadowing evil.
  4. OMNISCIENT
    (adj) Having unlimited knowledge
  5. OPPROBRIUM
    (noun) Disgrace or shame as a result of evil actions; reproach mixed with contempt; reproachful and contemptuous language.
  6. OPULENCE
    (noun) Great abundance of wealth
  7. OSTENTATION
    (noun) Unnecessary, excessive or pretentious display
  8. OSTRACIZE
    (verb) To exclude from public or private favor and privileges
  9. PANACEA
    (noun) A remedy for all ills (often unrealistic)
  10. PANDEMONIUM
    (noun) A wild uproar or general disorder
  11. PARADOX
    (noun) A self-contradictory statement; something that appears to be absurd and yet may be true.
  12. PARAGON
    (noun) A model of excellence or perfection
  13. PARSIMONIOUS
    (adj) Excessively frugal or stingy
  14. PASTORAL
    (adj) Pertaining to rural life
  15. PEREMPTORY
    (adj) Dogmatic or dictatorial, especially in expressing opinions
  16. PERFIDY
    (noun) Deceitfulness, untrustworthiness
  17. PERFUNCTORY
    (adj) Done half-heartedly or merely to discharge a duty
  18. PERNICIOUS
    (adj) Highly injurious
  19. PERSPICACIOUS
    (adj) Having a keen and penetrating mind; sharp-sighted
  20. PERTINACITY
    (noun) Clinging doggedly to a purpose or an opinion

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