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Vocabulary List #8 English 11 Honors
1. deride (verb) to ridicule; to mock Synonym: scorn
2. censure (verb) to criticize sharply Synonym: condemn
3. immolate (verb) to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire
4. recondite (adjective) difficult to understand or comprehend ; profound
5. quagmire (noun) a swamp; a difficult situation
6. agape (adjective) open-mouthed; surprised Synonym: astonished
7. carcinogen (noun) something that causes cancer
8. olfactory (adjective) pertaining to smell
9. imperious (adjective) domineering; haughty Synonym: overbearing; arrogant
10. grotesque (adjective) absurd; distorted Synonym: freakish
11. gambol (verb) to frolic; to romp about playfully Synonym: play; caper; rollick
12. martinet (noun) a strict disciplinarian; a taskmaster
13. neologism (noun) a new word or expression
14. gibe (verb) to scoff; to ridicule Synonym: jaunt; sneer; taunt
15. hackneyed (adjective) commonplace; overused Synonym: trite; banal
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