Vocabulary


Here you can find an ongoing list of vocabulary words for English 10

Here is the complete list of vocabulary words for the first semester 2007-08 

 

 

acquiesce – to comply or agree without protest

amiable – friendly, good-natured

austerity – severely plain or simple

 

balustrade - a railing and posts that support it

 

calamity – a disaster

capacious – spacious, roomy

chasm – deep crack in the earth’s surface

chasten – corrected by punishment

chronic – affecting something for a long time

clamor – a loud noise or outcry

commiseration – to share in the misery of

contentious – quarrelsome

convulse - to shake violently

 

debark - to unload

dexterity – skill in handling things

dispensations – exemption from penalty


   expansively – in an open, generous way

explicit - stating something in exact terms

fervent – showing warmth of feeling

forlorn – alone and unhappy

futility – uselessness, ineffectiveness, hopelessness

 

gargantuan – huge

 

impervious – not influenced or able to be penetrated

implicate – to show a person to be involved in a crime

imply – to express or indicate indirectly

inane – lacking sense or substance

inconceivable –  (ADJECTIVE) cannot be imagined or believed

incredulity –  (NOUN) complete inability to believe

initiation – ceremony in which someone is admitted as a member of a group

innate – inborn, occurring naturally

 

latent – existing, but not yet visible

lucid – easily understood or period of sanity

 

malicious – having or showing desire to harm another

 

oblivious – totally unaware
   omission – something left out or neglected

opulent – wealthy, rich

 

pervade - to be present or spread throughout
   placate – to satisfy or appease

precedence - priority in time or order

prestige – status or reputation
   proactive – acting in advance of something

 

regally – like royalty, fit for a king

resonance – intensification/prolongation of sound

reticent – not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings easily

retort – quick, sharp or witty reply

 

saccharine - artificially sweet

scrutiny – a close look or examination

sedate – composed, collected

solace – act of showing sympathy

sterile - unproductive; without life

 

tacit - implied by or inferred from actions

 

unfettered – unrestricted, not held back

 

venerable –worthy of respect

vindicated – to clear of blame or suspicion