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Glossary of Selected Vocabulary from Unit 1 of Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: The America

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ablutions
n. cleansing the body as part of a religous rite; synonym: rinsings
protruded
v. jutted out; synonym: jutted
confederate
adj. united with others for a common purpose; synonym: allied
disposition
n. an inclination or tendency; synonym: tendency
deliberation
n. careful consideration; synonym: thought
entreated
v. begged; pleaded; antonym: refused
feigned
v. pretended; faked; antonym: revealed
mortality
n. death on a large scale; antonym: life
subsisted
v. remained alive; were sustained; antonym: perished
traversed
v. moved over, across or through; antonym: stopped
dispatched
v. sent off on a specific assignment;
antonym: received
loathsome
adj. hateful; detestable
pestilential
adj. likely to cause disease
copious
adj. plentiful; abundant
improvident
adj. shortsighted
avarice
n. greed for riches
pacify
v. calm; soothe
expended
v. to have spent or used by consuming;
antonym: conserved
redolence
n. scent; smell;
synonym: aroma
autonomous
adj. independent;
antonym: dependent
exquisite
adj. very beautiful; delicate; carefully wrought
affliction
n. something causing pain or suffering
indications
n. signs; things that point out or signify
abundance
n. a great supply; more than enough
pilfer
v. steal
palisades
n. large, pointed stakes set in the ground to form a fence used for defense
conceits
n. strange or fanciful ideas
mollified
v. soothed; calmed
peril
n. danger
loath
adj. reluctant, unwilling
sundry
adj. various; different
recompense
n. reward; repayment

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