Freshman Honors Vocab

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Freshman Honors Vocab
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  1. abate;
    (v); subside; decrease
  2. abatement;
    (n); subside; decrease
  3. acrimony
    (n); subside; decrease
  4. acrimonious
    (adj); bitter in words or manner
  5. anomaly
    (n); irregularity
  6. arable
    (adj); fit for growing crops
  7. atrophy
    (v)
  8. aviary
    (n); enclosure for birds
  9. bequeath
    (v); leave to someone by a will; hand down
  10. bequest
    (n); leave to someone by a will; hand down
  11. bleak
    (adj); cold or cheerless
  12. brusque
    (adj); blunt; abrupt
  13. cardiologist
    (n); a doctor specializing in the heart
  14. circumlocution
    (n); an indirect or roundabout expression
  15. combustible
    (adj)
  16. converge
    (v); approach; tend to meet; come together
  17. debilitate
    (v); weaken; enfeeble
  18. depose
    (v); dethrone; remove from office
  19. discourse
    (n)
  20. dupe
    (n)
  21. effervescence;
    (n); inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
  22. effervesce;
    (v); inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
  23. effervescent
    (adj); inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
  24. emaciated
    (adj); thin and wasted
  25. equitable
    (adj); fair; impartial
  26. falter
    (v); hesitate
  27. florid
    (adj); ruddy; reddish; flowery
  28. hyperbole
    (n); exaggeration; overstatement
  29. impecunious
    (adj); without money
  30. indefatigable
    (adj); tireless
  31. insolvency
    (n); bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts
  32. insolvent;
    (adj); bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts
  33. jocular
    (adj); said or done in jest
  34. lampoon
    (v), (n); ridicule
  35. luxuriant
    (adj); abundant; rich and splendid; fertile
  36. mirth
    (n); merriment; laughter
  37. mosaic
    (n); picture made of colorful small inlaid tiles
  38. obdurate
    (adj); stubborn
  39. omniscient
    (adj); all-knowing
  40. parody
    (n); humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty
  41. perfunctory
    (adj); superficial; not thorough; lacking interest
  42. polemical
    (adj); aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
  43. quagmire
    (n); soft
  44. rant
    (v); rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
  45. raze
    (v); destroy completely
  46. repugnant
    (adj); loathsome; hateful
  47. savory
    (adj); tasty; pleasing
  48. spurn
    (v); reject; scorn
  49. stupefy
    (v); make numb; stun; amaze
  50. stupefaction
    (n); make numb; stun; amaze
  51. tantamount
    (adj); equivalent in effect or value
  52. tirade
    (n); extended scolding; denunciation; harangue
  53. truncate
    (v); cut the top off
  54. vaporize
    (v); turn into vapor (steam
  55. vindictive
    (adj); out for revenge; malicious
  56. voluble
    (adj); fluent; glib; talkative
  57. witticism
    (n); witty saying; wisecrack

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