Honors English Vocab List 18

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Honors English Vocab List 18
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  1. RELEGATE
    (verb) To remove to a less prominent or desirable position; to assign to a particular class or group.
  2. REMUNERATION
    (noun) Recompense or reward for services rendered
  3. REPRISAL
    (noun) Retaliation for damages or losses sustained.
  4. RESPITE
    (noun) A temporary postponement or cessation of work or pain.
  5. RETRIBUTION
    (noun) The giving or receiving of just payment, especially of punishment; that which is given or exacted.
  6. RIBALD
    (adj) Indecent or offensive in language; profane
  7. ROSTRUM
    (noun) A platform for public speaking.
  8. SACRILEGIOUS
    (adj) Treating holy matters irreverently
  9. SAGACITY
    (noun) Keenness of discernment; soundness of judgment
  10. SALIENT
    (adj) Prominent or conspicuous
  11. SALUBRIOUS
    (adj) Contributing to well-being, especially physical health
  12. SANGUINE
    (adj) Of a hopeful disposition
  13. SARDONIC
    (adj) Showing mockery or sneering bitterly (usually refers to laughter or humor)
  14. SARTORIAL
    (adj) Pertaining to a tailor or his work (especially men’s clothes)
  15. SATIATE
    (verb) To gratify to the full; to indulge completely, sometimes beyond ordinary needs.
  16. SATURNINE
    (adj) Of a dull or gloomy temperament
  17. SCOURGE
    (noun) a person or thing causing great suffering (originally, a whip used as an instrument of punishment
  18. SEMANTIC
    (adj) related to meaning in language or logic
  19. SENTIENCE
    (noun) the ability to perceive or feel things
  20. SIBILANCE
    (noun) a hissing sound

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