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Pre- AP English 1 Vocabulary List 3 Quarter 4 1. Prodigious- adj. Impressively great in size; large; enormous; extraordinary; marvelous 2. Incantation- n. A chant; a spell or charm 3. Ardor- n. Intensity of emotion, passion, or desire 4. Sardonic- adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. 5. Scathing- adj. Attacking with severe criticism 6. Zealous- adj. Marked by active interest and enthusiasm 7. Aghast-adj. Struck with terror and amazement. 8. Bellicose- adj. Warlike 9. Castigate- v. To punish 10. Ingenuity-n. Clevernessin contriving, combining, or originating. 11. Pristine- adj. Untouched, unspoiled, pure 12. Transgress- v. To break a law 13. Vestige- n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone 14. Defile- v. To make unclean, impure 15. Repudiate- v. To reject, refuse to accept

Your next vocabulary quiz will be on Wednesday, April 11. It will be over lists one through three.


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