Tony Pham English IV Mr. Wenger 5th Period Vocabulary List 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Axiom-noun-an accepted truth Palpable-adj.

-able to be touched Strident-adj.-harsh in sound Sordid-adj.-filthy, morally bankrupted Nebulous-adj.-hazy confused Clandestine-adj.-secret; hidden Contrived-adj.-artificial, make up Sanguine-adj.-red hue Supersede-verb-replace or take over Prevaricate-verb-to be openly ambiguous; to be deliberately ambiguous in order to hold back info, to be vague Capitulate-verb-giving up; surrendering Didactic-adj.-way to describe someone that is too “preachy,” or excessively instructive Purge-verb-to cleanse; to get rid of impurities Malleable-verb- to shape or bend; capable to be shaped or bended Oligarchy-noun- ruled by few; dictatorship; a political system governed by a few Surly- adj.- prone to anger Gravity-noun-seriousness of a situation Penitent-being remorseful, being sorry for what you done and because of misdeeds Euphony-noun-pleasing sound, harmonious Feral-adj.-wild; acting like an animal Disseminate-verb-spread widely; to cause or to become widened Pilfer-verb- steal Acrid-adj.- really strong smell or taste Stagnant-adj.- not moving, growing, or changing Jargon-noun-lingo; vocabulary of a certain type of profession; a specialized language of a specific subject Effigy-noun-representation of a person Interminable-adj.- never ending Venerate-verb- to honor or to praise or give great respect Vapid-adj.- to lack enthusiasm and liveliness

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