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Mid- Term Review

Mrs. Mitchams Honors 3 Class

amnesty a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
amorphous shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
ascribe to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute
aura that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
axiomatic self- evident, expresing an universally accepeted priciple or rule
blazon to adorn or embellish; to display consspicuously; to pulish or proclaim widley
castigate to punish severely; to criticize severely
brusque abrupt, blunt, with no formalitites
contrive to plan with ingenuity, invent, to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan
anomalous abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
decadance decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self- indulgence
demagogue a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
disabuse to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
elicit to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
enjoin to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way, to prohibit
equitable fair, just, embodying principles of justice
exhort to urge strongly, advise earnestly
expostulate to attempt to dissuade someone from course or decision by earnest reasoning
flout to mock, treat with contempt
infringe to violate, trespass,go beyond recognized bounds
insurgent one who rebels or rises against authority; rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
jaded wearied, worn- out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
lurid causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of resraint
megalomania a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, ect., far in excess of reality
millennium a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy
peculate to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
permeate to spread through, penetrate, soak through
perogative a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
proclivity a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
propensity a natural inclination or predilection toward
repudiate to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
stringet strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binfing or compelling; sharp or biter to the taste
transcend to rise above or beyond, exceed
transgress to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
transmute to change from oe nature, substance, or form to another
unctuous excee=ssively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
vicarious performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
vitriolic bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or bitting (like strong acid)
umbrage shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
Created by: CathyO