English 10 Honors 2523-01
10 October 2014
Accession (noun)- coming into the possession of a certain right, title; an increase of something added or joined
Example: An accession of ten new people joined the football team.
Bona fide (adjective)- genuine; real; made in good faith, without fraud
Antonym- counterfeit, false
Example: Because the man had lied about having a medical degree, he was not a bona fide doctor.
Bonanza (noun)- a sudden source of great wealth or luck
Example: He let a ten thousand dollar lottery bonanza slip through his fingers at the casinos.
Bounteous (adjective)- giving freely; generously; abundant
Example: The apple tree was extremely bounteous for the abundant number of apples it grew each year.
Capitulation (noun)- to surrender under certain terms, give up
Example: If Henry does not capitulate and turn himself in to authorities, he will spend the rest of his life running from the police.
Carnage (noun)-the slaughter of a great number of people, as in a battle
Antonym- civility, peace
Example: The soldier was devastated at the carnage on the battle fields after the war.
Carnivorous (adjective)- flesh-eating, as an animal
Example: A lion is carnivorous because of its ability to hunt and eat gazelle.
Incarnate (adjective)- embodied in flesh; flesh-colored
Antonym- disincarnate, disembodied
Example: David is so ruthless and evil, I'd swear he is an incarnation of the devil.
Intercede (verb)- to act or impose on someone else; mediate
Antonym- immigrant, aggravate
Example: The teacher will have to intercede in the dispute between the two children, and soon they will be playing happily again.
Precedent (noun/adjective)- an earlier event or decision; prior
Example: The judges...