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Honors English 10


abet to assist or support (someone) in the achievement of a purpose (typically in wrongdoing)
anachronism a person or thing that is chronologically out of place
baroque characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
chicanery deception by an artful subterfuge or sophistry; trickery
coterie an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose
corpulent having a large, bulky body; obese
equivocal subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse
urbane notably polite or polished in manner
burgeon to send forth new growth (such as buds or branches); sprout
parsimony the quality of being careful with money or resources; thrift
dichotomy division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups
emolument the returns or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites
felicitous suitable or right and expressing well intended thought or feeling
hapless having no luck; unfortunate
inchoate being only partly in existence or operation; incipient
juxtapose to place (different things) side by side (as to compare them or contrast them or to create an interesting effect)
mercenary one that serves merely for wages
opprobrium something that brings disgrace
pragmatic relating to matters of fact or practical affairs often to the exclusion of intellectual or artistic matters : practical as opposed to idealistic
quiescent causing no trouble or symptoms
sagacity the quality of being discerning, sound in judgement, and farsighted; wisdom
supercilious cooly or patronizingly haughty
vacuous Having or demonstrating a lack of thought or intelligence
abscond To secretly depart or hide oneself
anathema something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
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