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    • English 12HonorsVocabulary Lesson 3
      September 13, 2010
    • Vocabulary Lesson 3
      1. scapegoat (n.) one who bears the blame for others
      HINT: The other goats need an escape!
      2. peremptory (adj.): not allowing refusal or delay; imperative
      3. atelier (n.): an artist’s or a designer’s workshop
      Hint: Art Lair
      4. axiom (n.): a universal truth; an established law
      5. dulcet (adj.): melodious; pleasing to the ear
    • Vocabulary Lesson 3
      6. usurp(v.): to take over; seize power
      7. patronizing (adj.): treating with condescension; acting superior
      8. iniquity (n.): an evil or wicked act
      9. archaic (adj.): no longer current or applicable
      10. vacillate (v.): to waver; to sway indecisively
    • Vocabulary Lesson 3
      11. perspicacious (adj.): keen; mentally sharp
      HINT: Perceptive
      12. abstemious (adj.): using or consuming sparingly
      HINT: Absent
      13. talisman (n.): a magic charm or superstitious object
      14. expurgate (v.): to remove vulgar or objectionable material
      HINT: Purge
      15. pellucid (adj.): transparent; clear
      HINT: Lucid