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Glossary of Language Arts vocab from chapter 1-4 of Across Five Aprils

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Spare
skinny; lean, sharp features
Reverberation
echos
Apathy
absence or lack of interest
Imminence
impending evil or danger
Furor
fury; madness; rage
Dissapate
to become scattered or dispersed
Taunting
insultingly or sarcastically
Perplexity
the state of uncertainty; confusion
Sorghum
syrup made from sorgo
Amiable
a friendly disposition
Elicited
to draw or bring forth
Paternal
fatherly qualities or attitude
Inevitable
unable to be avoided
Feint
a distraction
Incredulously
indicating unbelief
Strident
making or having a harsh sound
Eloquence
the skill or power of using discourse
Fiasco
a complete failure
Chafed
to annoy; vex
Blithely
carefree and lighthearted
Engrossed
to occupy the attention of
Prospect
possibility
of a future event occuring
Admonition
an action of authoritive counsel
Customary
established by a usual habit
Paisley
a distinctive intricate pattern of feather-shaped figures
Allusion
an instance of indirect reference
Brutal
savagely violent
Mimicry
the art of imitating something or someone
Pompous
irritatingly solemn
Skepticsm
doubting accepted opinions

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