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					ENGLISH II HONORS VOCABULARY LIST - Fall 2009 (Lists 1-18 adapted from American Heritage
Dictionaries’ 100 words every H.S. graduate should know and 100 words almost everyone confuses and misuses)

List 1                                   List 7                                    List 13
abjure                                   flaunt                                    peruse
abrogate                                 flout                                     plagiarize
abstemious                               gauche                                    precipitate
acumen                                   gerrymander                               precipitous
adverse                                  hegemony                                  prescribe
averse                                   hubris                                    proscribe

List 2                                   List 8                                    List 14
altogether                               heterogeneous                             penultimate
antebellum                               homogeneous                               quotidian
auger                                    jejune                                    recapitulate
augur                                    imply                                     reciprocal
auspicious                               infer                                     renown
belie                                    juggernaut                                reparation

List 3                                   List 9                                    List 15
bellicose                                incognito                                 reticent
blatant                                  incontrovertible                          sacrilegious
flagrant                                 incredulous                               sanguine
bowdlerize                               inculcate                                 seasonable
chicanery                                infrastructure                            seasonal
churlish                                 interpolate                               soliloquy

List 4                                   List 10                                   List 16
comprise                                 kowtow                                    subjugate
deleterious                              kudos                                     suffragist
diffident                                laissez faire                             supercilious
discreet                                 lexicon                                   tautology
discrete                                 literally                                 tempestuous
disinterested                            metamorphosis                             totalitarian

List 5                                   List 11                                   List 17
enervate                                 loquacious                                unctuous
enfranchise                              lugubrious                                unexceptionable
enormity                                 nihilism                                  usurp
epiphany                                 nomenclature                              utilize
evanescent                               nonsectarian                              vacuous
expurgate                                notarize                                  vehement

List 6                                   List 12                                   List 18
facetious                                obsequious                                winnow
fatuous                                  oligarchy                                 wreak
feckless                                 omnipotent                                wrought
fiduciary                                paradigm                                  xenophobe
filibuster                               parameter                                 shibboleth
forte                                    pecuniary                                 zealous

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