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Vocab 12

Altercation n. a heated argument syn: quarrel; dispute ant: agreement; harmony
lexicon n. a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary syn: jargon, argot; cant
hue n. a particular shade of a given color
galvanize v. to startle into sudden activity syn: stimulate ant: enervate
sanction n. permission; support
hyperbole n. extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally ant: understatement
ominous adj. threatening; forboding evil syn: sinister ant: comforting
audacity n. rude boldness; nerve syn: insolence; impudence ant: decorum
evince v. to demonstrate; to prove syn: manifest
implacable adj. unable to be appeased or pacified syn: inflexible; relentless ant: pacified, assuaged
exhort v. to urge on with stirring words syn: encourage
incarcerate v. syn: imprison; constrain ant: liberate; free
incisive adj. sharp; keep; cutting straight to teh heart of the matter syn: piercing; acute ant: superficial; dull
expedient adj. practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-interest) syn: effective ant: feckless
pertinent adj. having to do with the subject at hand; relevant ant: unrelated; extraneous
Created by: haworth7th