Vocabulary Lists for Honors Sophomore English

There are 60 words for each semester.  They come from a list of words provided by the College Board and are words used in all kinds of tests.   You will be quizzed on them during each semester and they will appear on the Semester Final.  Near the end of the year, you will be tested on the entire list of 120 words.  Have fun!!

First Semester
abrogate
anachronism
bilious
carnal
compunction
demise
diatribe
extirpate
gambit
heinous
insidious
lampoon
lugubrious
mendacious
paucity
proviso
recapitulate
reprehensible
sapient
turbid
alleviate
banal
blatant
clandestine
culmination
denizen
ennui
felicity
gamut
impeccable
intrinsic
lassitude
machination
meretricious
perspicacious
quixotic
redundant
reticent
sequester
vindicate
amenity
beleaguer
callow
cogent
culpable
diaphanous
euphuism
flaccid
gratuity
innocuous
irascible
lethargic
magnanimous
mundane
postulate
rationale
replete
ruminate
stringent
vitreous
Second Semester
aboriginal
altercation
apotheosis
baleful
cupidity
denigrate
excoriate
importune
inexorable
moribund
officious
palliate
perfidious
philistine
predilection
profligate
resilient
supercilious
truculent
viable
adduce
ancillary
assiduous
canard
defile
eclectic
fortuitous
incontrovertible
inordinate
obdurate
onus
penchant
perfunctory
phlegmatic
probity
recalcitrant
salient
taciturn
ubiquitous
vitiate
aggrandize
anomaly
assuage
concomitant
deleterious
enervated
impecunious
indolence
internecine
odious
ostensible
penurious
petulance
ponderous
proclivity
refulgent
subterfuge
trepidation
unctuous
voracious