ELA 111 Semester 1

assuage

To provide physical relief, as from pain

abrogate

to abolish, usually by authority

aberation

departure from what is normal

ambivalence

mixed feelings or emotions

autonomy

The immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

egregious

outrageously bad

capitulate

to surrender

catalyze

to charge, inspire

caustic

bitter, biting, acidic

circumlocution

indirect and wordy language

veracity

truthfulness

audacious

take risk

delineate

To describe accurately

discombobulate

to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate

ernest

characterized by a firm, humorless belief in one's opinions

elucidate

to clarify, explain

emulate

to imitate

engender

to cause, to create, generate

espouse

to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry

caveat

warning