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10th grade/ week 11

Terms

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clangor
n. a continuous clanging; a loud ringing sound, as of metal being hit
gloat
v. to regard with mean or greedy pleasure, greed, or great rejoicing
requiem
n. music or a mass for the dead
bestride
v. to sit on something with a leg on each side; to straddle
casement
n. a window that opens on hinges along its side
theoretical
adj. hypothetical; unproved or uncertain
livid
adj. discolored by a bruise; pale, white, or red with anger or affliction; very angry or furious
indict
v. to charge with an offense or a crime; to make a formal accusation on the basis of legal evidence
enjoin
v. to command, especially in law; to forbid
vehement
adj. marked by great emotion, force or conviction; intense; violent
patriarch
n. a founder and leader of a tribe or family; a respected old man
wheedle
v. to influence or persuade by using flattery or soothing words; to coax
fluctuate
v. to rise and fall or move back and forth; to change continually in an irregular way
reprieve
n. a temporary relief (from pain or trouble); an order temporarily delaying punishment or the execution of a sentence
patent
n. a government document giving a person the right to profit from an invention; v. to acquiresuch a document; adj. evident; obvious
mortify
v. to humiliate; to discipline oneself by self-denial or punishment
legacy
n. something inherited or handed down; money or property left by a will
melancholy
adj. sad; depressed; causing or suggesting sadness; n. gloom; low spirits
debut
v. to present for the first time; to make a debut; n. a first public appearance, as of an actor; a formal entrance into society
documentary
adj. based on or consisting of documents; employing facts rather than fiction; n. a presentation (such as a film) built on factual conditions or historical events

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