11th grade Vocab-1

aromatic

having a sweet, penetrating smell; spicy

austere

having a stern look or manner; strict or severe in modes of living or acting

blasphemy

profane speaking of God or of sacred things; an irreverent act or utterance

dogma

held as an opinion; a belief, principle, doctrine (sometimes imperiously or arrogantly declared)

enigma

an obscure riddle or puzzle; a baffling situation or person

heresy

belief or opinion at variance with established doctrine in religion or in other fields

ironic

characterized by a manner of speaking in which words are used to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; characteristic of that which is the direct opposite of what is expected or hoped for

labyrinth

intricate structure or system of winding, interconnecting paths or passages; something highly intricate or perplexing in makeup

pathos

a quality, especially in literature or art, that awakens feelings of sympathy, pity, compassion, or sorrow

proselytize

to try to convert

prototype

original held as the standard for subsequent forms

zealot

a fanatically devoted or committed person; an immoderate partisan