List #13 for 11th Grade English (E6)

1.) Abase (verb): To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade; "Since she was always coming in late, Jessie was abased to work in the back instead of the front desk."
2.) Abdicate (verb): To give up (royal power or the like); "Prince William was ready to abdicate his role as prince because of too many responsibilities."
3.) Abduction (noun): A carrying away of a person against his will or illegally; "Henry was charged with the abduction of his neighbor, who was never found."
4.) Belittle (verb): To disparage; to put down; "Mark felt like he was being belittled because Byron was picking on him for playing the game poorly."
5.) Belligerent (adjective): Manifesting a warlike spirit; "The politician was belligerent against his opponent during the debate."
6.) Beneficial (adjective): Helpful; "Studying vocabulary words is beneficial because it will help students do better in the critical reading section of the SAT."
7.) Benevolent (adjective): Kind, generous, doing good for others; "Giving clothes and money to the homeless is benevolent."
8.) Benign (adjective): Good, unharmful; "Some foods are benign at a first look but harmful if eaten."
9.) Cajole (verb): To persuade; to impose on or dupe by flattering speech; "Jake didn't want to eat broccoli, so his mom cajoled him to eat it by offering a huge piece of chocolate cake afterward."
10.) Candid (adjective): Honest and straightforward; "The reality show was supposed to show a candid appearance of the couple's daily experiences, but it seemed fake and unrealistic."
11.) Capitulate (verb): To surrender or stipulate terms; "The robber capitulated to the police when he knew there was no way out."
12.) Captivate (verb): To fascinate, as by excellence, eloquence, or beauty; "Alex Rodriguez has captivated millions of fans with his extraordinary baseball skills."
13.) Dearth (noun): Scarcity, as of something essential or desirable; "When I went to the supermarket, I saw there was a dearth of my favorite cereal and I was very upset."
14.) Debase (verb): To lower in character or virtue; "The actress would not do the love scenes since she thought they would debase her character."
15.) Decorum (noun): Propriety, properness; "My mother always tells us to show a sense of decorum when in a public place so as not to embarrass her."
16.) Ebullient (adjective): Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration; "The child was ebullient when she realized she won 1st place in the essay contest."
17.) Efface (verb): To obliterate or destroy; "By shredding the documents, he effaced all of the evidence against him."
18.) Effeminate (adjective): Having womanish traits or qualities; "The girl did not appear effeminate since she enjoyed playing football at recess everyday."
19.) Fabricate (verb): To invent falsely; lie; "The tabloid magazines are known to fabricate stories about celebrities and aliens in people's backyards."
20.) Facsimile (noun): an exact copy or reproduction; "John didn't hide the fact that he plagiarized Steven's essay; Mrs. Smith could tell it was an obvious facsimile of Steven's essay. .