Honors English Vocab List 19

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Honors English Vocab List 19
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  1. SINECURE
    (noun) Employment or an office of value requiring little or no responsibility or labor
  2. SINUOUS
    (adj) Following a winding course; serpentine
  3. SOMNOLENT
    (adj) sleepy, drowsy; hence, inducing drowsiness
  4. SPECIOUS
    (adj) Superficially attractive, just or correct, but in reality quite the opposite.
  5. STENTORIAN
    (adj) Exceedingly loud; capable of very loud utterance
  6. STIGMATIZE
    (verb) To mark with a stigma, a reproach or disgrace; to criticize
  7. STRIDENT
    (adj) Harsh-sounding; making a high, creaking sound
  8. SUCCULENT
    (adj) Full of juice; figuratively, full of life and interest
  9. SUPERCILIOUS
    (adj) Proudly contemptuous
  10. SUPPLE
    (adj) flexible or pliant (usually figurative)
  11. SURREPTITIOUS
    (adj) Done in a stealthy or underhand manner; introduced secretly or fraudulently
  12. TACITURN
    (adj) Not given to conversation; customarily silent
  13. TEMERITY
    (noun) Rash contempt of danger or other serious consequences
  14. TENSILE
    (adj) Capable of being drawn out or stretched
  15. TRENCHANT
    (adj) Having a sharp edge; hence (figuratively) cutting, biting
  16. TRUCULENT
    (adj) Savage, ferocious
  17. TURGID
    (adj) Distended abnormally (describes writing that is overly wordy or longwinded)
  18. UBIQUITOUS
    (adj) Everywhere present
  19. UNREMITTING
    (adj) Not slackening or relaxing
  20. UPBRAID
    (verb) To reproach with something very reprehensible

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