English 1 Finals Vocab

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legacy

(noun) a body of ideas, achievements, and morals; an example

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delegate

(verb) to divide up, especially responsibilities

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agenda

(noun) a plan of action; a purpose

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proactive

(adjective) seeking to solve a problem before it occurs

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exacting

(adjective) demanding perfection; strict

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repulsion

(noun) a desire to avoid; disgust

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dispel

(verb) to scatter about; to break up

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propel

(verb) to cause to move toward; to push

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relative

(adjective) dependent upon

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superlative

(adjective) excellent; above all others

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dilate

(verb) to widen

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LEGA

"To appoint; to send on a mission; to charge with"

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ACT/AG

"To do, to act"

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PULS/PEL

"To push"

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LAT

"Brought; carried"

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recant

to formally withdraw

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incantation

a ritual chant

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disenchanted

losing fondness for; disillusioned

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inaudible

so quiet as to be impossible to hear

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auditory

having to do with the sense of hearing

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audit

a thorough review

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dissonance

unpleasant or inharmonious sound

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assonance

similarity of word sounds, especially vowels

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resonant

having an effect; powerful

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analogous

comparable to; like

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dialogue

communication between two or more people

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prologue

a speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or event

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CANT/CHANT

"To sing; to call"

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AUD

"To hear"

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SON

"To sound"

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LOG

"To speak;to reason"

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bellicose

warlike in nature

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antebellum

occurring before a war

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belligerence

a warlike mood or attitude

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enamored

fond of; feeling love toward

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amiable

good-natured; cheerful

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amicable

not bitter or hostile; friendly

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antagonize

to act hostile toward; to provoke

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protagonist

the central character in a work of literature

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antagonist

one who is hostile toward; one who opposes

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philosophical

calm and wise; reasonable

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philanthropy

charitable donation to public causes

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bibliophile

one who loves books

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BELL

"War"

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AM

"Love"/"friend"

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AGON

"Contest; struggle"

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PHIL

"Love"

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impediment

something that gets in the way; an obstacle (ANT: assistance)

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expedient

practical; prudent

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pedestrian

lacking excitement; ordinary and dull (ANT: original)

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pedant

one possessing abundant knowledge of minor, often uninteresting, things

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pedagogue

a teacher, especially one who is dull and narrow minded

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travesty

a bad imitation of; a perversion of (ANT: glorification)

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vested

significant to one's own profit or well-being

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vestment

clothing worn to symbolize religious or political authority

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corporeal

having to do with the body

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divest

to strip or remove a title or position of authority (ANT: endow)

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corpulent

extremely fat; obese (ANT: skinny)

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incorporate

to bring together features, ideas, or elements (ANT: separate, remove)

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PED (Latin)

"Foot"

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PED (Greek)

"Child"

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VEST

"Clothing"

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CORPOR, CORPU

"Body"

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Uniform

adj. the same all the way through; consistent

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Unison

n. one voice

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Unanimous

adj. showing complete agreement

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Monologue

n. a speech made by a single person

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Monopolize

v. to use or take so as to prevent others from using or taking

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Monogamy

n. marriage to only one person at a time

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Monolithic

adj. exactly the same throughout; lacking any diversity

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Homonym

n. a word spelled exactly like another word, but having a different meaning

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Homogenized

adj. forced to be exactly the same

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Equitable

adj. fair; just

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Equilibrium

n. balance; steadiness

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Iniquity

n. an injustice; a wrong or wicked action or situation

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Latin Root: uni

"one"

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Greek Root: mono (from monos)

"one"

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Greek root: homo

"the same"

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Latin root: equi

"equal, even"

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Benevolent

(adj.) kindly; favorable toward ANT: cold-hearted

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Benefactor

(n.) a person who gives friendly aid

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Benign

(adj.) causing no harm ANT: deadly

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Accord

(n.) a sameness of opinion; agreement ANT: strife

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Discord

(n.) a lack of agreement; disharmony

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Cordial

(adj.) warmly friendly and polite ANT: hostile

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Animosity

(n.) anger or hostility ANT: civility

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Equanimity

(n.) an evenness of mind or spirit; calm ANT: hysteria

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Magnanimous

(adj.) generous in spirit ANT: greedy

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Dismal

(adj.) causing great sadness or negativity ANT: cheerful

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Malevolent

(adj.) wishing harm toward; hostile ANT: friendly

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Malicious

(adj.) intended to hurt or harm ANT: helpful

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BEN

"well, good"

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CORD

"heart"

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ANIM

"spirit"

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MAL

"bad"

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Perjury

(n.) the breaking of a legal oath

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Abjure

(v.) to swear off; to renounce

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Conjure

(v.) to bring forth, especially through words

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Predominate

(adj.) being most evident or apparent

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Domineering

(adj.) forcing others to obey

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