Vocab Builder: Virginia’s Room

This week’s list is taken from Vocabulary.com’s word list for A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.

Truncate: to shorten by cutting off
Unmitigated: not changed in severity or intensity
Caustic: harsh, corrosive
Prodigious: huge; extraordinary
Hortatory: to give strong encouragement

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Homage: respect or honor shown publically
Pedagogue: a strict teacher
Plebeian: a commoner
Sonorous: deep, loud, full sound
Mitigate: to lessen intensity or severity

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