Glossary of 1st Cumulative Vocab for Language Arts
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- lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.
- 1. not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman.
2. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land.
3. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American architecture.
- to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference.
- a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation
- to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
- 1. incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.
2. monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: I can't stand that interminable clatter.
- of very little importance or value; insignificant: Don't bother me with trivial matters.
- showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
- suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
- according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual.
- an unavoidable danger or risk, even though often foreseeable: The job was full of hazards
- without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
- feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.
- absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite: an indispensable member of the staff.
- having the same relation each toward the other: to be mutual enemies.
- to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles
- to trouble, annoy, or torment in any manner: The question of his future plagues him with doubt.
- to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to: Her presence animated the party
- cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent: a peevish youngster
- to surge or foam as if boiling.
- to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction
- to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.
- a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc
- subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision
- disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
- likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable: fickle weather
- of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong: a substantial physique
- at the outer or lower limits; minimal for requirements; almost insufficient: marginal subsistence; marginal ability.
- leading, important, or well-known: a prominent citizen:
Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
- while awaiting; until: pending his return
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