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Great Expectations Vocab 1

Bradley, GE vocab 1

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Prodigious
Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous; Extraordinary; marvelous
Intimate
To make known subtly and indirectly; hint; To announce; proclaim.
Ensue
To follow as a consequence or result; Occurring or coming later or after; Succeed.
Imprecation
To invoke evil upon; a curse.
Assail
To attack with or as if with violent blows; assault; To attack verbally as with ridicule or censure; To trouble; beset.
Bile
Ill temper; peevishness; Bitterness of humor or temper; irascibility.
Chandler
One that makes or sells candles; A retail dealer in specified goods or equipment.
Omnipotent
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
Gluttony
Excess in eating or drinking.
Homily
A sermon; A tedious moralizing lecture or admonition; An inspirational saying or platitude. Cliché
Detest
To dislike Intensely; abhor.
Vestry
A room in or attached to a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these robes and other sacred objects are stored; a sacristy; A room in a church used for meetings and classes; A committee of emmbers elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish; A business meeting of parishioners in a parish
Dissuade
To deter (a person) from a course of action or a purpose by persuasion or exhortation. (Deter, Discourage); to advise or urge against
Aghast
Struck by shock, terror, or amazement.
Cravat
A scarf or band of fabric worn around the neck as a tie.
Vivacious
Full of animation and spirit; lively.
Commiserate
To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
Restorative
Of or relating to restoration; Tending or having the power to restore
Contumacious
Disobedient or rebellious; insubordinate.
Impregnable
Impossible to capture or enter by force; Difficult or impossible to attack, challenge, or refute with success.
Garret
A room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic.
Waistcoat
A garment formerly worn by men under a doublet; A short, sleeveless, collarless garment worn especially over a shirt and often under a suit jacket; a vest.
Banns
An announcement, especially in a church, of an intended marriage.
Vicarious
Felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another; Endured or done by one person substituting for another; Acting or serving in place of someone or something else; substituted; Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
Connubial
Relating to marriage or the married state; conjugal.
Larcenous
Of, relating to, or involving larceny; theft; Guilty of or given to larceny; theft.
Conciliatory
To gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill; Reconcile; appease.
Expectorate
To eject from the mouth; spit; To cough up and eject by spitting.
Regale
To provide with great enjoyment; entertain; To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for
Consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay. (Fear).
Prodigal
Rashly or wastefully extravagant; giving in abundance; lavish or profuse.
Imperious
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing; Dictatorial; Urgent; pressing; Regal; imperial.
Elixir
A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.; A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills; an underlying principle.
Trenchant
Forceful, effective, and vigorous; incisive; Caustic; cutting; Distinct; cleat-cut

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