English 12 honors vocab 3

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English 12 honors vocab 3

  1. 1.  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
  2. 2.  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 archaic (adj.): no longer current or applicable  10.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
  3. 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

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