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G # 11 Honors Lit

Sadlier oxford G unit eleven 22 vocab terms

abrogate verb- to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal; to put aside; put an end to
ambient adjective- of the surrounding area or environment;completely surrounding; encompassing
asperity noun- harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony; hardship; difficulty; rigor; roughness of surface; unevenness
burnish verb- to polish (a surface) by friction; to make smooth and bright; to flatten and enlarge the dots of (a halftone) by rubbing with a toolnoun-gloss; brightness; luster
cabal noun- a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority;the plots and schemes of such a group; intrigue; a clique, as in artistic, literary, or theatrical circlesverb- intrigue; conspire; plot
delectable adjective- delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable; deliciousnoun- an especially appealing or appetizing food or dish
deprecate verb- to express earnest disapproval of; to urge reasons against; protest against; to depreciate; belittle; to pray for deliverance from
desuetude noun- the state of being no longer used or practiced
detritus noun- rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice; any disintegrated material; debris
ebullient adjective- overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited; bubbling up like a boiling liquid
eclectic adjective- selecting or choosing from various sources; made up of what is selected from different sourcesnoun- a person who follows an eclectic method, as in philosophy or architecture
emanate verb- to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate; to send forth; emit
flaccid adjective- soft and limp; not firm; flabby;lacking force; weak
impecunious adjective- having little or no money; penniless; poor
inexorable adjective- unyielding; unalterable; not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties
moribund adjective- in a dying state; near death; on the verge of extinction or termination; not progressing or advancing; stagnant
necromancer noun- a method of divination through alleged communication with the dead; black art; magic in general, esp. that practiced by a witch or sorcerer; sorcery; witchcraft; conjuration
onerous adjective- burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship; having or involving obligations or responsibilities, esp. legal ones, that outweigh the advantages
rife adjective- of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use; current in speech or report; abundant, plentiful, or numerous;abounding
rudiments noun- a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something
sequester verb- to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude; to requisition, hold, and control
winnow verb- to blow upon; fan; to pursue (a course) with flapping wings in flying; to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; analyze critically; siftnoun- the act of separating grain from chaff
Created by: AngelCalin