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  • Vocab #161-170

    1. proselyte (n.) - a convert; a disciple
    2. hoi polloi (n.) - the common people; the masses

    3. melee (n.) - a brawl; a free-for-all

    4. risible (adj.) - laughable; amusing; comical

    5. caterwaul (v., n.) - to howl or screech; a racket or noisy disturbance
    6. solecism (n.) - A breech of etiquette; a faux pas; a misusage

    7. pecuniary (adj.) - pertaining to money; financial

    8. brazen (adj.) - sassy; cheeky; impudent

    9. pundit (n.) - a learned person; an expert

    10. tautology (n.) - needless repetition; redundancy

     

     

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  • Vocab #171-200

    171. deference (n.) - courtesy; respect

    172. avuncular (adj.) - Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle; friendly; helpful

    173. aesthetic (adj.) - pertaining to beauty; artful or beautiful

    174. blithe (adj.) - cheerful; jolly; joyful; jocund

    175. antipathy (n.) - a strong dislike; hatred

    176. onus (n.) - burden; responsibility

    177. pungent (adj.) - sharp or strong in smell or taste; acrid

    178. buffoon (n.) - clown; buffoonery: foolishness; silliness

    179. denizen (n.) - inhabitant; resident

    180. truncate (v.) - to shorten; to lop; to trim

    181. insouciant (adj.) - carefree; happy-go-lucky

    182. panache (n.) - a confident or stylish manner; dash

    183. chicanery (n.) - trickery; deception; sophistry (SOF uh stree)

    184. euphonious (adj.) - pleasing in sound; harmonious; mellifluous

    185. cacophonous (adj.) - discordant; noisy; harsh-sounding; clamorous

    186. gauche (adj.) - socially awkward; socially clumsy

    187. cogent (adj.) - convincing; to the point; conclusive

    188. indubitable (adj.) - undeniable; unquestionable; incontrovertible

    189. gadfly (n.) - a pest; someone who is bothersome

    190. pernicious (adj.) - harmful; deadly; (obsolete – evil; wicked)

    191. impious (adj.) - sinful; unethical; irreligious

    192. jocund (adj.) - jolly; light-hearted; joyful; blithe; jovial

    193. lucid (adj.) - clear; easily understood; limpid

    194. hirsute (adj.) - hairy

    195. tepid (adj.) - lukewarm; mild; half-hearted

    196. curmudgeon (n.) - a grouch; a crank; a churl

    197. florid (adj.) - ornate; flowery; red; ruddy

    198. eleemosynary (adj.) - charitable; beneficent

    199. disparate (adj.) - divergent; entirely dissimilar

    200. excoriate (v.) - to denounce; to criticize severely; to drub

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    Katelyn Hamilton
    AP Literature & Composition, certified
    AP Language & Composition, certified
    Email: hamilka@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us
    Grade(s): 9-12
    Subject(s): English Language Arts
     
     

     
     
     
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