11th Grade Honors English - Vocab VII

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Austere

(adj) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

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Beneficent

(adj) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

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Cadaverous

(adj) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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Concoct

(v) to prepare by combing ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

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Crass

(adj) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

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Debase

(v) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

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Desecrate

(v) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

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Disconcert

(v) to confuse; to disturb the composure of

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Grandiose

(adj) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

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inconsequential

(adj) trifling, unimportant

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Infraction

(n) a breaking of a law or obligation

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Mitigate

(v) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

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Pillage

(v) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder (n) the act of looting; booty

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Prate

(v) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

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Punctilious

(adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette

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Redoubtable

(adj) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

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reprove

(v) to find fault with, scold, rebuke

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restitution

(n) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

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Stalwart

(adj) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

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Vulnerable

(adj) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

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