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E2H - Fall Final Vocab

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oracles
a person who delivers authoritative, wise, or highly regarded and influential pronouncements
florid
elaborately or excessively ornamented
bard
a lyric poet
transgress
pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
fidgety
unable to relax or be still
muse
reflect deeply on a subject
plunder
destroy and strip of its possession
instil
to introduce by gradual, persistent efforts; implant
insurrection
organized opposition to authority
degenerate
grow worse
despondency
depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection
ravages
grievous damage; havoc
contagion
the communication of a disease, attitude, or emotional state among a number of people
pallid
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
embattled
prepared for battle
indefatigable
showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
cessation
a discontinuation
considerable
large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
sideboard
a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room
imbued
inspired or influenced thoroughly; pervaded
conspicuous
without any attempt at concealment
kiln
a large oven for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
brash
offensively bold
spontaneous
happening or arising without apparent external cause
carcass
the dead body of an animal
compliance
the act of submitting
oaf
an awkward stupid person
verily
in truth
vanity
feelings of excessive pride
audacious
disposed to venture or take risks
eclat
enthusiastic approval
ineffable
too sacred to be uttered
avocations
something one does in addition to a principle occupation
consummation
the act of bringing to completion or fruition
nigh
near in time or place or relationship
frills
ornamental objects of no great value
implied
indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
blubber
to sob noisily
intemperance
lack of restraint, esp. in relation to alcohol
quenched
subdued or overcome
transcendent
exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
affecting
moving or exciting the feelings or emotions
ineffable
too sacred to be uttered
discern
detect with the senses
waxing
a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
latent
potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
enmity
a state of deep-seated ill-will
sash
a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
assuag
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
lanky
ungracefully tall and thin
haggled
bargained; argued over terms
obsequies
funeral rites or ceremonies
mirth
great merriment
gratification
the act or an instance of satisfying
egotism
an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
coarse
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
dissipate
to scatter in various directions
fretful
unable to relax or be still
prudent
careful and sensible
debauch
to corrupt morally; seduce from virtue
affirmation
a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
din
a loud harsh or strident noise
gilt
a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
perennial
lasting an indefinitely long time
tarry
leave slowly and hesitantly
vengeance
the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
portentous
of momentous or ominous significance
abide
To put up with; tolerate; to comply with
dissipation
breaking up and scattering by dispersion
malevolence
ill will
succinctly
with concise and precise brevity
abrogation
cancellation; abolition
consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
disposed
having a certain inclination or disposition; inclined
somnolence
a very sleepy state
genial
conducive to comfort
symmetrical
having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
quiescent
being quiet or still or inactive
abreast
alongside each other, facing on the same direction
alacrity
liveliness and eagerness
pugilistic
like a boxer
timorous
fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
haughtiness
overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
numbskull
a dull-witted or stupid person
hew
strike with an axe
temperance
abstinance from excess
wayfarer
a traveler, esp. on foot.
venerable
Commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position.
dominion
dominance or power through legal authority
tyrannize
rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
dauphin
formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
indifferent
showing no care or concern in attitude or action
vagrant
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
reproach
a mild rebuke or criticism
smit
to affect suddenly and strongly with a specified feeling
vagaries
an extravagant or erratic notion or action
craw
a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
synagogue
the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
retribution
revenge
anthracite
a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
cravat
neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
remedial
tending or intended to rectify or improve
chaste
morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
apothecary
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
scpulchres
tombs, graves, or burial places
pendent
hanging or suspended; overhanging, projecting
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
indisputable
impossible to doubt or dispute
contrite
feeling regret for a fault or offence
obstreperousness
noisy defiance
proselytes
converts to a religion
transpire
come about, happen, or occur
victuals
any substance that can be used as food
sycophantic
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
palpitation
a shaky motion
scrivener
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
broad
very large in expanse or scope
histrionic
characteristic of acting or a stage performance
apparition
something existing in perception only
innocuous
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
potentates
a ruler who is unconstrained by law
ruminating
considering; thinking (at length)
kindred
having the same belief, attitude, or feeling
spires
steeples that taper to a point
Indubitably
in a manner or to a degree that could not be doubted
expedient
appropriate to a purpose
ocular
of or relating to or resembling the eye
labyrinth
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
exhorter
to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings
impelled
urged or forced to action through moral pressure
demeanor
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
vogue
the popular taste at a given time
desolate
providing no shelter or sustenance
extortion
the act of obtaining (something) by force, torture, threat, or the like
execrable
extremely bad; abomitable; detestable; of very poor quality
secure
make certain of
comely
very pleasing to the eye
lattice
framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
subserve
be helpful or useful
ardor
feelings of great warmth and intensity
integrate
make into a whole or make part of a whole
void
an empty area or space
vacuity
total absence of matter
quicksilver
the metallic element mercury
admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something
vile
thoroughly unpleasant
ephemeral
enduring a very short time
embers
something no longer in flames but still glowing
viceroy
governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
deshabille
the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
depraved
marked by immorality
nocturnal
belonging to or active during the night
pensive
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful
maxim
a saying that widely accepted on its own merits
enmity
a state of deep-seated ill-will
plenipotentiary
a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent his or her government
commence
to start; begin
invariable
not liable to or capable of change
savant
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
chinks
narrow openings, as between planks in a wall
dolorous
showing sorrow
aggravate
make worse; irritate
impudent
improperly forward or bold
putrified
in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
skiff
any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor
profane
not sacred or concerned with religion
vanquishing
defeating in a conquest, contest, or competition
bane
something causes misery or death
trifling
not worth considering
carnal
of the appetites and passions of the body
raiment
especially fine or decorative clothing
haughty
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
endeavor
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
immoderate
not within reasonable limits
roust
to awaken from a state of sleep
venomous
marked by deep ill will
apprise
make aware of
mediator
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
appalling
causing dismay or horror
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
desist
stop; cease; discontinue
arbitrary
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse
blithe
carefree and happy and lighthearted
fret
worry unnecessarily or excessively
furrow
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
sally
a venture off the beaten path
inherent
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
indignation
a feeling of righteous anger
heedless
careless; thoughtless; unmindful
exerted
put to use
clique
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
remunerative
for which money is paid
rummage
search haphazardly
indigo
a blue-violet color
elasticity
the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
iniquity
absence of moral or spiritual values
concerted
involving the joint activity of two or more
firmament
the vault of heaven; sky
importune
beg persistently and urgently
delectable
capable of arousing desire
abhorring
finding repugnant
undulations
A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
fetters
anything that confines or restrains
immutable
not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
sage
a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
globular
having the shape of a sphere or ball
tarn
a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers)
obsequious
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
gaping
wide open
pharisaical
self-righteous; hypocritical
bray
laugh loudly and harshly
scribes
Specially trained people to read and write
transgressed
passed beyond (limits or boundaries)
admonitions
gentle or friendly reproof; warning
vicissitudes
a change or variation occurring in the course of something
pious
devoutly religious
addle
mix up or confuse
deleterious
harmful to living things
manifold
having numerous different parts, elements, features, forms, etc.
lath
a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
innocuous
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
trifle
a detail that is considered insignificant
anathema
a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
compelled
forced to do something
threshold
the sill of a door
austere
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
ascribed
attributed to a certain cause.
hifaluting
pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious
inscrutability
the quality of being impossible to investigate
frivolous
not serious in content or attitude or behavior
melancholy
characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
fiend
a cruel wicked and inhuman person
soliloquy
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
unpardonable
inexcusable
junket
a trip taken by an official at public expense
pluck
courage or resolution in the face of difficulties
steed
a horse, especially a riding horse
empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
hearth
an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
writh
to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
careen
move sideways or in an unsteady way
imperative
requiring attention or action
founder
fail utterly
bravado
a swaggering show of courage
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
incantations
conventionalized words and slogans used and repeated in a manner likened to the utterance of spells
felicity
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
exude
make apparent by one's mood or behaviour
alms
voluntary contributions to aid the poor
wrath
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
grisly
grim or gruesome
boughs
large branches of a tree
integrity
moral soundness
squalid
foul and run-down and repulsive
abolitionist
one who opposes the practice of slavery
wreathed
adorned or crowned with a circlet
righteousness
adhering to moral principles
contrivance
the act of devising something
metaphysics
the philosophical study of being and knowing
allusion
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication
dissuasive
deterring from action
imbibe
receive into the mind and retain
covenant
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
Impertinent
not relevant to the matter under consideration
portentously
ominously significant or indicative
prudence
discretion in practical affairs
acquit
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
hobgoblin
an object of dread or apprehension
infallibility
the quality of never making an error
wretch
a miserable or unhappy person
phantasm
something existing in perception only
impaired
diminished in strength, quality, or utility
scruples
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
despicable
worthy only of being despised and rejected
arduous
difficult to accomplish
nabob
a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
decanter
a bottle with a stopper
ingots
blocks of metal that are cast in a particular shape for convenient handling
blubbering
sobbing noisily
palaver
to talk profusely and idly
husbandman
a person who operates a farm
monstrosity
something hideous or frightful
catechism
an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion
feeble
lacking strength or vitality
inaccessible
not capable of being obtained
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
commenced
started
aversion
the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
augmented
added to or made greater in amount or number or strength; enlarged
recollection
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
huffy
quick to take offense; touchy
inveteracy
state of being deeply ingrained or established (in a habit)
conflagration
a very intense and uncontrolled fire
permeate
spread or diffuse through
interloper
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
shoal
of little depth, as water; shallow
cognizance
having knowledge of
continual
seemingly without interruption
resplendent
having great beauty and splendor
ponderous
having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
lamentations
expressions of deep sorrow and grief
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
discordant
not in agreement or harmony
virile
characterized by energy and vigor
bodkin
a dagger with a slender blade
vagary
an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
doff
remove; take off
mendicant
a male member of a religious order that originally relied soley on alms
suffrage
the right to vote
dismal
depressing in character or appearance
insular
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope
steadfastly
with resolute determination
pallet
a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts
minute
infinitely or immeasurably small
varmint
any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable
excommunicate
oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
shuck
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
doleful
filled with or evoking sadness
Aboriginal
having existed from the beginning
manifestation
a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
choleric
easily moved to anger
disdain
to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn
cumber
hold back
intercourse
communication between individuals
slough
a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
magnanimity
quality of revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.
sedulously
diligent in application or attention
tranquil
free from disturbance
brandished
waved in a threatening way
disconcerted
having self-possession upset; perturbed
stealthy
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
frittered
reduced or squandered little by little
cipher
convert ordinary language into code
offal
trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
torpid
slow and apathetic
pommel
a knob, as on the hilt of a sword
cadaverous
resembling a corpse
constable
a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
sagacious
acutely insightful and wise
gesticulating
making gestures while speaking
inviolable
not capable of being violated or infringed
piquancy
a tart spiciness
ignominiously
in a dishonorably manner or to a dishonorable degree
abominable
exceptionally bad or displeasing
succor
assistance in time of difficulty
slouch
an incompetent person
strata
levels or grades of a people or population with reference to social position, education, etc.
disparity
inequality or difference in some respect
garb
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
omnipotent
having unlimited power
imperceptibly
Impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
recompense
to make compensation for something; repay someone
fagged
drained of energy or effectiveness
superfluous
more than is needed, desired, or required
thither
to or toward that place
tacit
indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
ornery
having a difficult and contrary disposition
balk
refuse to comply
tendrils
A twisting, threadlike structure by which a twining plant (vine) grasps an object for support
auroral
characteristic of the dawn
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
averred
declared or affirmed with confidence
oppression
the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
forbearance
good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
inconceivable
totally unlikely
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
hypothesis
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
abode
housing that someone is living in
starboard
the right side of a ship when facing forward
volatile
liable to lead to sudden change or violence
conversion
the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
consummate
to make perfect
capitulate
surrender under agreed conditions
gaudy
tastelessly showy
consigned
entrusted; put in the care of; given over
irradiations
intellectual or spiritual enlightenment
impart
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
hue
the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable
chimeras
a horrible or unreal creature of the imagination
inscrutable
of an obscure nature; difficult to understand
emphatic
forceful and definite in expression or action
rack
stretch to the limits
identity
the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
upshot
the final issue, the conclusion, or the result; the gist, as of an argument or thesis.
commence
set in motion, cause to start
doleful
filled with or evoking sadness
carcasses
bodies of dead animals
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
derivable
capable of being reasoned by deduction
infernal
characteristic of or resembling hell
pretensions
A Claim to Something
extenuation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
resignation
the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
gross
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
guileless
free of deceit
haltered
to put on a rope with a noose used for execution by hanging.
vex
be a mystery or bewildering to
ply
use diligently
portal
a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)
paroxysms
sudden outbursts
supernal
of heaven or the spirit
middling
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
pious
devoutly religious
diligence
persevering determination to perform a task
ecclesiastical
of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
decent
enough to meet a purpose
heathen
a person who does not acknowledge God
venomous
marked by deep ill will
gossamer
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
whit
a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
deference
courteous regard for people's feelings
brazen
unrestrained by convention or propriety
inducement
act of bringing about a desired result
consanguinity
related by blood
pedigree
ancestry of a purebred animal
perchance
possibly, maybe
fain
in a willing manner

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