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1st Semester Vocab.

causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint lurid
worthy, deserving recognition and praise meritorious
a gap, opening, break in the sense of having an element missing hiatus
used so often as to lack freshness or originality hackneyed
local; narrow in mind or outlook provincial
wearied, worn-out, dulled jaded
poise, assurance, great self-confidence aplomb
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder interloper
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming ameliorate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others ingratiate
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise callow
pompous or overblown in language bombastic
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances sangfroid
to have an intense dislike or hatred for abominate
thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness tenuous
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting vitriolic
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental adventitious
existing in name only, not real nominal
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to affable
that which surrounds(as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality aura
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul mouthed scurrilious
illegal traffic, smuggled goods; illegal, prohibited contraband
able to return to an original shape or for; able to recover quickly resilient
to re-echo, resound reverberate
self- government, political control autonomy
to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publish or proclaim widely blazon
to mock, treat with contempt flout
fair, just, embodying principles of justice equitable
to whip, punish severely scourge
a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution amnesty
extremely strange bizarre
one who rebels or rises against authority insurgent
a chain or shackle placed on the feet fetter
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation surreptitious
to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law transgress
to plan with ingenuity, invent contrive
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate debase
open to attack; unprotected vulnerable
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse cadaverous
severe or stern in manner austere
to make milder or softer mitigate
to confuse; to disturb the composure of disconcert
based on an assumption or guess hypothetical
dismay, confusion consternation
an armored or protective glove; a challenge gauntlet
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance susceptible
stinging, bitter in temper or tone acrimonious
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer relegate
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