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Vocab 1-3

Terms

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exult
to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly
scintillating
brilliantly clever
usury
the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest
barbarity
brutal or inhuman conduct; cruelty
Incisive
remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute
providence
divine guidance or care
emulate
to try to equal or excel
deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will,
drivel
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense
wanton
to squander, esp. in pleasure (often fol. by away) spoiled
allegory
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
perverse
rejecting what is right, good, or proper; wicked or corrupt
scathing
harmful, injurious, or searing.
lurid
gruesome; horrible; revolting
transcend
to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
rend
tear or be torn violently
scruples
An uneasy feeling occurring because of the conscience, this feeling tends to hinder action
precocious
unusually advanced or mature in development
melancholy
a gloomy state of mind,drepression
repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted
amenable
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable:
quicken
(v) to make or become faster or quicken; accelerate; hasten
prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force
impertinent
insolently rude; uncivil
invariably
not changing or capable of being changed
conjecture
conclusion or opinion from incomplete or inconclusive information
raiment
clothing, garments
inclement
severe, rough, or harsh; stormy
edifice
a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance
vigor
active strength of body or mind
evanescent
vanishing; fading away; fleeting
vivacity
liveliness; animation; sprightliness
allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
propagate
to transmit (hereditary features or elements) to, or through, offspring
heterodox
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
nutriments
An agent that promotes growth or development
acute
extremely sharp or intense
vagrant
a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp
venerable
commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity
indubitable
unable to be doubted, unquestionable
hackneyed
commonplace; trite, stale, banal
Misdemeanor
a crime less serious than a felony
vitrolic
bitter, sarcastic; hightly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
deplorable
causing or being a subject for grief or regret;
Ameliorate
to improve or better
cajole
to persuade by flattery or promise
nebulous
vague, hazy, cloudy
simulate
to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of
stringent
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe
approbation
official approval; commendation.
Physiognomy
n. The external appearance merely.
marrow
the inmost or essential part
plebian
common, pertaining to the common people
enumerate
to count, list or itemize
earnest
serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
salient
prominent or conspicuous
propinquity
nearness in time or place, affinity of nature
incessant
continuing without interruption; ceaseless
caveat
a warning or caution; admonition
desolate
barren or laid waste; devastated:
lassitude
a feeling of lack of interest or energy
infamy
(n) well known for bad quality or deed
Inscrutable
not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable
toil
V. To work long and hard. To make one's way with difficulty. N. Hard and tiring albor.
beneficent
doing good or causing good to be done; conferring benefits; kindly in action or purpose.
emancipate
to free (a slave) from bondage
throng
a large gathering of people
sustenece
means of sustaining life; nourishment
proclivity
a natural inclination
tempest
a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult
pathos
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
anathema
a detested person
vestment
a garment, esp. an outer garment
accord
concurrence of opinion

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