Please enter something

11th Grade: American Literature Vocab. Essay

question

abhor
answer

to regard with horror or loathing, to hate deeply.
question

amend
answer

to change in a formal way for the better
question

buffet
answer

to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly
question

chaos
answer

great confusion or disorder
question

commodious
answer

roomy, spacious
question

corrosive
answer

eating away gradually, acidlike. bitterly sarcastic
question

discern
answer

to see clearly, recognize
question

extant
answer

still existing, not exterminated, destroyed or lost
question

implicate
answer

to involve in, to connect with or be related to
question

inter
answer

to bury, to consign to oblivion
question

martinet
answer

a strict disciplinarian
question

obviate
answer

to anticipate and prevent, remove, dispose of
question

renegade
answer

one who leaves a group (negative connotation)
question

reprehensible
answer

deserving blame or punishment
question

somber
answer

dark, gloomy
question

squalid
answer

filthy, wretched
question

turbulent
answer

disorderly, riotous
question

vociferous
answer

loud and noisy, compelling attention
question

voluminous
answer

of great size, numerous
question

waive
answer

to do without, to give up voluntarily
question

animosity
answer

strong dislike, bitter hostility
question

apathy
answer

a lack of feeling or interest
question

apprehensive
answer

fearful or anxious
question

commend
answer

to praise
question

compatible
answer

able to get along or work well together
question

condolence
answer

an expression of sympathy
question

consecreate
answer

to make sacred, to set apart for a special purpose
question

decrepit
answer

old and feele
question

deride
answer

to ridicule, laugh a with contempt
question

ingenuous
answer

innocent, simple, frank
question

multifarious
answer

having great variety
question

obsolete
answer

out of date
question

omnivorous
answer

eating every kind of food
question

parsimonious
answer

stingy, “cheap”
question

quandary
answer

a state of perplexity or doubt
question

recalcitrant
answer

stubbornly disobedient
question

reprisal
answer

an injury done in return for injury. (payback)
question

revel
answer

to take great pleasure in
question

stultify
answer

to make useless; cripple
question

suave
answer

pleasing to the senses
question

allocate
answer

to set apart or designate for a special purpose
question

ardent
answer

very enthusiastic, impassioned
question

assiduous
answer

persistant
question

brash
answer

prone to act in a hasty manner
question

capricious
answer

subject to whims or passing fancies
question

chastise
answer

to scold severely
question

copious
answer

abundant, plentiful
question

deviate
answer

to stray from a norm
question

emaciated
answer

made unnaturally thin
question

exult
answer

to rejoice greatly
question

gnarled
answer

knotted, twisted, lumpy
question

indemnity
answer

a payment for damage or loss
question

inkling
answer

a hint
question

limpid
answer

clear, transparent
question

omnipotent
answer

almighty, having unlimited power or authority
question

palatable
answer

agreeable to one’s tastes or senses
question

poignant
answer

deeply affecting, touching
question

rancor
answer

bitter resentment, ill will
question

sophomoric
answer

immature but overconfident
question

spontaneous
answer

arising naturally
question

adversary
answer

an oponent
question

alienate
answer

to turn away
question

artiface
answer

a skillful or clever trick
question

coerce
answer

to compel, force
question

craven
answer

coward
question

culinary
answer

related to cooking
question

delete
answer

to erase
question

demise
answer

a death, usually of someone important
question

exhilarate
answer

to enliven
question

fallow
answer

plowed but not seeded, inactive
question

harass
answer

to disturb with repeated attacks
question

inclement
answer

stormy, harsh
question

muse
answer

to think about in a dreamy way
question

negligable
answer

so unimportant that it can be disregarded
question

perpetuate
answer

to make permanent
question

precedent
answer

and example that serves as a basis for later actions
question

punitive
answer

inflicting or aiming at punishment
question

redress
answer

to set right, remedy
question

sojourn
answer

a temporary stay
question

urbane
answer

refined in mannor or style
question

adroit
answer

skillful with hands or mind
question

amicable
answer

peaceable, friendly
question

averse
answer

opposed
question

belligerent
answer

given to fighting
question

benevolent
answer

kindly, charitable
question

cursory
answer

hasty, not thorough
question

duplicity
answer

deceitfulness
question

extol
answer

to praise extravagantly
question

feasible
answer

able to be done
question

grimace
answer

facial distortion
question

holocaust
answer

large-scale destruction, especially by fire
question

impervious
answer

not affected or hurt by
question

impetus
answer

moving force
question

jeopardy
answer

danger
question

meticulous
answer

extremely careful
question

nostalgia
answer

a longing for something past
question

quintessence
answer

purest form of something
question

retrogress
answer

to move backwards
question

scrutinize
answer

to examine closely
question

tepid
answer

lukewarm, unenthusiastic
question

adulterate
answer

to corrupt
question

ambidextrious
answer

to use both hands equally skillfully
question

augment
answer

to make larger, increase
question

bereft
answer

deprived of
question

deploy
answer

to position or arrange
question

dour
answer

stern, unyielding
question

fortitude
answer

courage in facing difficulties
question

gape
answer

to stare at with open mouth
question

gibe
answer

to utter taunting words
question

guise
answer

an external appearance
question

insidious
answer

intended to deceive
question

intimation
answer

a hint
question

opulent
answer

wealthy
question

pliable
answer

easily bent or flexible
question

reiterate
answer

to say again, repeat
question

stolid
answer

not easily moved
question

tentative
answer

uncertain, hesitant
question

unkempt
answer

untidy
question

verbatim
answer

word for word
question

warily
answer

cautiously
question

affiliated
answer

associated; connected
question

acertain
answer

to find out
question

attainment
answer

an accomplishment; act of achieving
question

bequeath
answer

to give or pass as an inheritance
question

cogent
answer

forceful; convincing
question

converge
answer

to move towards one point
question

disperse
answer

scatter
question

esteem e
answer

to regard highly
question

expunge
answer

to erase
question

finite
answer

having limits
question

invulnerable
answer

not able to be wounded
question

malevolent
answer

spiteful; showing ill will
question

nonchalant
answer

cool and confident
question

oniscient
answer

knowing everything
question

panacea
answer

remedy for all ills
question

scrupulous
answer

exact, careful, thorough
question

skulk
answer

to move about stealthily
question

supercilious
answer

proud
question

uncanny
answer

strange, mysterious
question

venial
answer

pardonable
question

altruistic
answer

unselfish
question

assent
answer

to express agreement
question

benefactor
answer

one who does good to others
question

chivalrous
answer

marked by honor
question

clemency
answer

mercy, humaneness
question

dearth
answer

lack, scarcity
question

diffident
answer

shy
question

discrepancy
answer

a difference, lack of agreement
question

embark
answer

to make a start
question

facile
answer

easily done or attained
question

indomitable
answer

unconquerable
question

infallible
answer

free from error
question

plod
answer

to walk heavily or slowly
question

pungent
answer

causing a sharp sensation; stinging or biting
question

remiss
answer

carelessness
question

repose
answer

to rest
question

temerity
answer

rashness, boldness
question

truculent
answer

agressive and cruel
question

unfeigned
answer

sincere, real
question

virulent
answer

poisonous, full of malice
question

accede
answer

to yield to
question

brandish
answer

to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
question

comprise
answer

to include or contain
question

deft
answer

nimble, skillful
question

destitute
answer

deprived of the necessities of life
question

explicit
answer

definite; clearly stated
question

extirpate
answer

to tear up by the roots, destroy completely
question

inopportune
answer

coming at a bad time
question

ironic
answer

suggestion an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens
question

musty
answer

stale, moldy; out of date
question

officious
answer

meddling
question

ominous
answer

unfavorable bad omen
question

pinnacle
answer

a high point; peak
question

premeditated
answer

considered beforehand
question

rampant
answer

growing without check, running wild
question

solace
answer

comfort, relief
question

stately
answer

dignified, majestic
question

supple
answer

bending easily
question

suppress
answer

to stop by force
question

venal
answer

marked by corruption
question

abjure
answer

to renounce
question

acrid
answer

harsh in taste or odor
question

august
answer

majestic
question

callous
answer

emotionally hardened
question

clandestine
answer

secret, underhanded
question

compunction
answer

regret
question

conflagration
answer

large fire
question

elated
answer

in high spirits
question

indelible
answer

not able to be erased or removed
question

indulgent
answer

yielding to the wishes or demands of others
question

inveterate
answer

firmly established, habitual
question

irrelevant
answer

not to the point
question

nocturnal
answer

occurring the night
question

platitude
answer

a commonplace remark (cliche)
question

quell
answer

put down forcibly
question

quiescent
answer

inactive
question

ruminate
answer

to think about at length (like a cow)
question

tacit
answer

unspoken, inferred
question

tangible
answer

capable of being touched
question

trenchant
answer

forceful, effective, cutting but true!
question

allude
answer

to refer to casually or indirectly
question

clairvoyant
answer

supernaturally perceptive
question

conclusive
answer

serving to settle an issue
question

disreputable
answer

not respectable
question

endemic
answer

native or confined to a particular region or people
question

exemplary
answer

worthy of imitation
question

fathom
answer

to understand
question

guile
answer

treacherous cunning
question

integrity
answer

honesty
question

itinerary
answer

a route of travel
question

misconstrue
answer

to interpret wrongly
question

obnoxious
answer

highly offensive
question

placate
answer

to appease, soothe
question

placid
answer

calm peaceful
question

plagiarism
answer

using the writings of another person
question

potent
answer

powerful
question

pretext
answer

a false reason
question

protrude
answer

to stick out
question

stark
answer

harsh, desolate
question

superficial
answer

on or near the surface; shallow
question

acquiesce
answer

to accept without protest
question

allure
answer

to entice, tempt
question

askew
answer

crooked
question

blithe
answer

cheerful, casual
question

contentious
answer

quarrelsome
question

covet
answer

to desire something belonging to another
question

crestfallen
answer

discouraged
question

disheveled
answer

rumpled, hanging in disorder
question

exponent
answer

to who advocates
question

garrulous
answer

given to much talking
question

insuperable
answer

incapable of being overcome
question

lamentable
answer

to be regretted or pitied
question

misnomer
answer

an unsuitable or misapplied name
question

profess
answer

to affirm openly
question

respite
answer

a period of rest
question

retribution
answer

a repayment; deserved punishment
question

sinuous
answer

winding; flexible
question

sonorous
answer

full, deep; rich; impressive
question

vanguard
answer

leading position in any field
question

wastrel
answer

a wasteful person; good-for-nothing
question

antipathy
answer

a strong dislike, hostile feeling
question

applicable
answer

capable of being applied; relevant
question

asset
answer

something of value; a resource
question

beset
answer

to attack from all sides
question

compassion
answer

sympathy for another’s suffering
question

decorum
answer

proper behavior, good taste
question

duress
answer

compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
question

exuberant
answer

high-sprited, enthusiastic
question

facsimilie
answer

an exact copy
question

imbibe
answer

to drink; take in
question

implacable
answer

not able to be pacified; unyielding
question

infinitesimal
answer

so small as to be immeasurable
question

innocuous
answer

harmless, inoffensive
question

militate
answer

to have and effect on or force against someone
question

patent
answer

exclusive rights over an invention
question

prowess
answer

distinguished bravery
question

sedate
answer

quiet, settle
question

stentorian
answer

extremely loud
question

stipulate
answer

to arrange specifically, require as a condition of an agreement
question

ultimatum
answer

a final proposal
question

alacrity
answer

a cheerful readiness
question

alleviate
answer

to relieve, make more bearable
question

antithesis
answer

the direct opposite
question

appall
answer

to fill with dismay or horror
question

bellicose
answer

warlike in manner, quarrelsome
question

disparge
answer

to belittle, undervalue
question

dissonant
answer

not in harmony
question

droll
answer

amusingly odd
question

edict
answer

an order issued
question

elucidate
answer

to clarify, explain
question

laud
answer

to praise
question

loll
answer

to act in a lazy manner
question

loquacious
answer

talkative
question

magnanimous
answer

generous in forgiving
question

mandatory
answer

required
question

nondescript
answer

ordinary
question

phlegmatic
answer

slow-moving, sluggish
question

rescind
answer

to repeal, cancel
question

vivacious
answer

lively, full of energy
question

whet
answer

to sharpen
question

abrasive
answer

causing irritation
question

acclimate
answer

to adapt to a new climate
question

chagrin
answer

irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration
question

complacent
answer

self-satisfied
question

concur
answer

to express agreement, approve
question

defamation
answer

to slander or libel
question

explicate
answer

to make clear
question

fracas
answer

a noisy quarrel
question

grotesque
answer

unnatural, distorted
question

pandemonium
answer

a wild uproar
question

raucous
answer

disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
question

receptive
answer

open and responsive to ideas
question

renounce
answer

to give up something
question

repress
answer

to hold back; to put down by force
question

reticent
answer

not inclined to speak
question

savory
answer

tasty; not sweet; inoffensive
question

somnolent
answer

sleepy, drowsy
question

vehement
answer

intense, forceful
question

voluble
answer

well-spoken, fluent
question

zealous
answer

eager, ernest