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mid year exam vocab

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Inquietude
n. restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude
Caper
v. to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner
Contiguity
n. a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or extent
Relics
n. a surviving memorial of something past
Incantations
n. recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect
Plebeian
adj. belonging or pertaining to the common people
Repose
n. peace of mind
Phantasmagoric
n. a changing scene made up of many elements
Efficacy
n. capacity for producing a desired result or effect
Indefatigable
adj. incapable of being fatigued
Colloquy
n. A conversation, especially a formal one
Blackguard
n. a rude or unscrupulous person; a person who uses foul or abusive language
Petulant
adj. to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
Superfluous
adj. more than enough; overabundant; extra
Eldritch
adj. eerie, weird, spooky
Sedulous
adj. diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous
Voluptuous
adj. full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment
Consternation
n. sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay
Transfiguration
n. change in outward form or appearance; transform. The act of transfiguring
Tinge
n. a slight degree of coloration
Deity
n. Divine character or nature, esp. that of the Supreme Being; divinity
Pentecost
n. a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the apostles; Whitsunday
Effervescence
v. To give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors
Abide
v. To put up with, or tolerate
Gesticulating
v. make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis
Austerity
n. the state of being austere, or very plain
Peradventure
n. doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
Well-nigh
adv. Very nearly, Almost
Tumult
n. Violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
Multitudinous
adj. Comprising of many items
luxuriant
adj. abundant or lush in growth
Physiognomy
n. the outward appearance of anything, taken as offering some insight into its character
Tarry
v. to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn
expostulation
n. earnest and kindly protest
Thitherward
adv. toward that place
Pharmacopoeia
n. A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
Tantalizing
adj. Something unobtainable or beyond one's reach
Somber
adj. gloomy, dark
Disquietude
n. anxiety, agitation
Clarion
n. medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones
Progenitors
n. a direct ancestor
Impalpable
adj. incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible.
Zenith
n. The point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer
Grovelled
v. to crawl
Wrath
n. strong, stern, or fierce anger
Acquiescing
v. to agree or consent quietly without protest
Usurping
v. to take or assume (power, a position, property, rights, etc.) and hold in possession by force or without right
Odious
adj. deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
Sagacious
adj. Of quick sense perceptions
paramour
n. an illicit lover, especially of a married person
Countenanced
n. Appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face.
Strewn
v. to spread about here and there by or as by sprinkling; scatter
Despondency
n. of being despondent; depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection.
peremptory
adj. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal, imperative
Assimilate
v. to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb
Vicissitude
n. a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance: a fluctuation of state or condition
Hoary
adj. gray or white with or as if with age; extremely old, ancient
Zeal
n. devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance
Intrinsic
adj. belonging to a thing by its very nature
Inscrutable
adj. incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable
Propensity
n. a natural inclination or tendency
pensiveness
adj. dreamily or wistfully thoughtful
vivacious
adj. lively; animated; gay-happy
sojourn
n. a temporary stay
Obeisance
n. a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission; acknowledgment of another's superiority or importance
Abased
v. to humble or humiliate
Anemones
n. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Anemone, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having palmately lobed leaves and large flowers with showy sepals
Averred
v. to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
Ignominious
adj. marked by shame or disgrace
Talisman
n. anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
cadence
n. flow or rhythm of events, esp. the pattern in which something is experienced
Ethereal
adj. heavenly or celestial
Latent
adj. present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential
Lore
n. the body of knowledge, learning
Reverberate
v. To reecho or resound
Dexterity
n. skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility
Egotism
n. tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively and boastfully
alchemy
n. form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life
Imbibing
v. to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat
Irrefragable
adj. impossible to refute; impossible to break or alter
Rankle
v. to fester; become or make inflamed
impending
adj. about to happen; imminent
Picturesqueness
n. the quality of being strikingly expressive or vivid
Posterity
n. Succeeding or future generations collectively
Mountebank
n. a person who sells quack medicines, as from a platform in public places, attracting and influencing an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc.
Undulating
adj. cause to move in a wavy, sinuous, or flowing manner
Fretting
v. erosion; corrosion; gnawing
Venerable
adj. Commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character
Betwixt
adv & prep. between

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