English 10 Vocab 1

  1. Ablution
    the act of washing oneself
  2. Protrude
    extend beyond or above a surface
  3. Disposition
    a person's inherent qualities of mind and character
  4. Confederate
    joined by an agreement or treaty
  5. Deliberation
    long and careful consideration or discussion
  6. Pestilential
    harmful or destructive to crops or livestock
  7. Copious
    abundant in supply or quantity
  8. Improvident
    not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless
  9. Avarice
    extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
  10. Redolence
    strongly reminiscent or suggestive of
  11. Iniquity
    immoral or grossly unfair behavior
  12. Sundry
    of various kinds; several
  13. Jettisoned
    abandon or discard
  14. Acquiesce
    accept something reluctantly but without protest
  15. Consaguinity
    relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor
  16. Perfidy
    deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
  17. Magnaminity
    very generous or forgiving, esp. toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself
  18. Impious
    not showing respect or reverence, esp. for a god
  19. Insidious
    proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
  20. Subjugation
    bring under domination or control, esp. by conquest
  21. Despotism
    the exercise of absolute power, esp. in a cruel and oppressive way
  22. Salutary
    producing good effects; beneficial
  23. Unamity
    fully in agreement
  24. Posterity
    all future generations of people
  25. Invective
    insulting, abusive, or highly critical language
  26. Extricate
    free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty
  27. Ominous
    giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious
  28. Querulous
    complaining in a petulant or whining manner
  29. Equivocal
    open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous
  30. Appellation
    a name or title
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English 10 Vocab 1
Vocabulary for English 10 American Literature for August 31st, 2010. 30 Words.