Honors English Vocab Full Set

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abate

(v) to lessen in violence or intensity

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abdicate

(v) to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function

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abhor

(v) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

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aberration

(n) the fact or an instance of deviating or being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state

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abstain

(v) to choose not to do or have something : to refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice

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adversity

(v) a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune

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aesthetic

(a or n) concerning the appreciation of beauty

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amicable

(a) characterized by friendly goodwill

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anachronistic

(a) an error in chronology

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arid

(a) extremely dry

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asylum

(n) a place of safety

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benevolent

(a) marked by goodness or doing good

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bias

(n) a preconception that prevents objectivity

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boisterous

(a) rough and noisy in a cheerful way

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brazen

(a) shameless, impudent

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brusque

(a) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

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camaraderie

(n) good will and warm feelings among friends.

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canny

(a) clever, shrewd

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capacious

(a) containing or capable of containing a great deal

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capitulate

(v) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

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clairvoyant

(n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer

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collaborate

(v.) to work with, work together

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compassion

(n.) sympathy pity or concern for someone

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compromise

(n.)an equal agreement or a settlement of a dispute

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condescending

(a.) having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority.

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conditional

(a.) subject to one or more conditions or requirements being me

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conformist

(n.)a person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices

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convergence

(n.) the process or state of converging

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deleterious

(a.)causing harm or damage

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diligent

(a.) having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties

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demagogue

(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

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digression

(n.)a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing

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discredit

(v.)harm the good reputation of (someone or something

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disdain

(n.)the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt

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diverge

(v.)(of a road, route, or line) separate from another route, especially a main one, and go in a different direction

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empathy

(n.)the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

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emulate

(v.)match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation

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ephemeral

(a.)lasting for a very short time

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evanescent

(a.)soon passing out of sight

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enervating

(a.)causing one to feel drained of energy or vitality

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exemplary

(adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model

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extenuate

(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses

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florid

(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

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forbearance

(n.)patient self-control; restraint and tolerance

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fortitude

(n.)courage in facing difficulties

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foster

(v.) to bring up, give care to; to promote, encourage; (adj.) in the same family but not related by birth

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fraught

(adj.) full of or loaded with; accompanied by

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frugal

(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager

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hackneyed

(Adj.)overused, cliched

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haughty

(adj.)arrogant, condescending

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hedonist

(n) a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.

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hypothesis

(n) a testable prediction, often implied by a theory

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impetuous

(a) acting or done quickly and without thought or care

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inevitable

(a) certain to happen; unavoidable

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impute

(v) to attribute to someone

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inconsequential

(a) unimportant

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intrepid

(a) very brave, fearless, unshakable

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intuitive

(a) instinctive; untaught; insightful

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jubilation

(n) a feeling of extreme joy

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lobbyist

(n) persuader of legislators

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longevity

(n.) long life, long duration, length of life

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mundane

(adj.) practical, ordinary

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nonchalant

(adj.)cool and confident, unconcerned

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ostentatious

(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

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opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose

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orator

(n.) public speaker

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parched

(adj.)dried up, shriveled

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perfidious

(adj.) disloyal, unfaithful

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pragmatic

(adj.) practical

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precocious

(adj.) showing unusually early development

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precocious

(adj.) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

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pretentious

(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious

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procrastinate

(v.) to delay, put off until later

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prosaic

(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic

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prosperity

n. wealth; good fortune

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provocative

(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

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prudent

a. acting with or showing care and thought for the future

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querulous

(adj.) peevish, complaining, fretful

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rancorous

a. antagonistic; hostile; spiteful

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reclusive

a. withdrawn, hermit-like

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reconciliation

n.the restoration of friendly relations

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restrained

a.controlled, repressed, restricted

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renovate

v.restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair

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84

reverence

n.deep respect for someone or something

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sagacity

a.having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd

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scrutinize

v.examine or inspect closely and thoroughly

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portentous

n.a sign or warning that something, especially something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen

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spurious

a.not being what it purports to be; false or fake

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substantiate

v.provide evidence to support or prove the truth of

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subtle

a.(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe

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superficial

appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.

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superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

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surreptitious

(adj.) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

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tactful

(adj.) skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite

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tenacious

Holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent

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transient

(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time

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venerable

accorded a great deal of respect; especially because of age, wisdom, or character

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vindicate

(v.) to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify

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wary

cautious

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zeal

passion; excitement

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