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Tale of Two Cities Vocabulary: Book Two

mr. c. - English II GB and Honors

Terms

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propensities
a natural inclination or tendency
furtively
stealthily; expressive of hidden motives
debauchery
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
propitiate
make peace with
magnanimous
generous and understanding and tolerant
infamy
evil fame or public reputation
portly
euphemisms for 'fat'
emulative
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
discomfited
caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others
homage
respectful deference
ubiquitous
being present everywhere at once
feigned
not genuine
deprecatory
tending to diminish or disparage
incessant
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
conveyance
the act of transporting something from one location to another
incorrigible
impervious to correction by punishment
explicit
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
misgivings
doubts
palpable
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
contentious
involving or likely to cause controversy
sloth
a disinclination to work or exert yourself
supplication
a humble request for help from someone in authority
baseness
unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
blight
a disease in plants, anything that injures or destroys
obsequiousness
abject or cringing submissiveness
diffidence
lack of self-confidence
vociferating
crying out loud
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
sanction
the act of final authorization
prevail
to triumph; to overcome rivals; (with on, upon, or with) to persuade
crestfallen
brought low in spirit
trenchant
clearly or sharply defined to the mind
venerable
profoundly honored
asunder
into parts or pieces
interpose
to insert between other elements
insufferable
intolerable; unbearable
destitute
poor enough to need help from others
iaconic
using speech sparingly, saying only what was vital to communication
dissolute
unrestrained by convention or morality
haggard
showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
staid
characterized by dignity and propriety
offal
waste or by-product of a process; rubbish
reproachfully
in a reproving or reproachful manner
vehemence
intensity or forcefulness of expression
magnanimous
generous and understanding and tolerant
concocting
planning, creating
indispensable
absolutely necessary
efficacy
capacity or power to produce a desired effect
vestige
an indication that something has been present
haughty
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
auspicious
tending to favor or bring good luck
invigorated
with restored energy
deprecated
expressed disapproval of
judiciously
wisely; sensibly; with care or caution
disposition
your usual mood
rent
torn away
voluptuous
furnishing gratification of the senses
pervaded
to spread through all parts
upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
deportment
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
conductive
tending to promote or assist; helpful, favorable
embellishment
the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
insolent
marked by casual disrespect
timorous
timid by nature or revealing timidity
industry
hard work
importunity
insistent solicitation and entreaty
deference
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
ostensible
represented or appearing as such
caricaturing
a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
apocryphal
of questionable authenticity
deriding
(verb) to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
nettled
aroused to impatience or anger
laudable
worthy of high praise
superciliously
with a sneer
sumptuous
rich and superior in quality
dogged
stubbornly unyielding
felicity
pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
imputation
a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
earnestness
the trait of being serious, sincere
incumbent
lying or leaning on something else
olfactory
of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
ardor
a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
rejoined
to reply
heralded
publicly announced
moroseness
a sullen moody resentful disposition
profligates
unrestrained by convention or morality
remonstrance
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
assiduously
with care and persistence
incommodious
uncomfortably or inconveniently small
compunction
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
stealthily
the act of moving or proceedign secretively; secret action or behavior
insensate
devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
vivacious
vigorous and active
malady
impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
revulsion
intense aversion
contraband
goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
fidelity
the quality of being faithful
lucrative
producing a good profit

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