Honors English 11 Vocab list 17

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Honors English 11 Vocab list 17
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  1. PROPITITATE
    (verb) To obtain the good will or grace of a person; to quiet or pacify
  2. PROPITIOUS
    (adj) Giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
  3. PROTUBERANT
    (adj) Bulging or swelling out
  4. PROWESS
    (noun) Outstanding ability or skill
  5. PSEUDONYM
    (noun) A false name assumed by a writer
  6. PUERILE
    (adj) Characteristic of a child; foolish, immature
  7. PUGILISTIC
    (adj) Literally, having to do with a boxer; quarrelsome, adversarial
  8. PUNCTILIOUS
    (adj) Scrupulously exact or attentive to details of manners, conduct or procedure
  9. PUSILLANIMOUS
    (adj) Cowardly or mean-spirited
  10. QUELL
    (verb) To put down (as a riot); to pacify or soothe
  11. QUERULOUS
    (adj) Given to complaining or fault finding; sounding as though complaining
  12. RACONTEUR
    (noun) A person who is skilled in telling stories or anecdotes
  13. RANCOR
    (noun) Intense ill will or malice
  14. RAZE
    (verb) To level to the ground; to blot out or destroy
  15. RECALCITRANT
    (adj) Stubbornly hostile or insubordinate
  16. RECANT
    (verb) To withdraw publicly an opinion previously held or avowed
  17. RECUMBENT
    (adj) lying down
  18. REDOLENT
    (adj) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of
  19. REDOUBTABLE
    (adj) Arousing dread or fear; capable of deterring from action
  20. REFRACTORY
    (adj) Refusing to comply with another’s wishes; unmanageable

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