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Vocabulary 4

Vocabulary 4 for Mrs. Coleman's AP English 12 class at Deep Run High School 08-09.

Terms

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vicissitude
a passing from one thing to another, change of luck
inimical
having the disposition or temper of an enemy
phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or emotion; apathetic; sluggish
lampoon
a light and mocking satire; writing that ridicules in a malicious way
adage
a wise saying
cognate
having a common ancestor, related in origin
corporeal
relating to a physical, material body; tangible and palpable
reputable
having a good reputation
insentient
without sensation, lacking animation
cumbersome
difficult to handle, unwieldy
disinterment
removal from a grave or tomb
wispy
small in amount, fragile, or slight
retraction
the act of taking back or disavowing
palisade
a fence made of stakes
seasoned
experienced
integral
essential for completeness
stagnant
not flowing, foul from not moving
quake
to shake from shock or instability
fluid
smooth and effortless
synthetic
artificial
preface
an introductory statement or part; something preliminary or introductory
masochist
one who derives satisfaction from the suffering pain
deterrent
something that discourages or keeps something from happening
import
relative importance, significance
bovine
dull or sluggish like an ox or cow, relating to an ox or cow

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