English 10 World Lit Midterm Vocab

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  1. Refugee
    One who flees for safety
  2. Persistant
    Go on resolutely in spite of difficulties
  3. Respite
    Delay
  4. Premonition
    Anticipation of an event without councious reason
  5. Compensation
    Something given as an equivalent
  6. Admonition
    Cautionary Advice
  7. Dejectedly
    Sad
  8. Complacent
    Satisfied
  9. Ominous
    Threatening
  10. Pervasive
    Spread Throughout
  11. Periphery
    Perimeter
  12. Lucid
    Clear to the mind
  13. Parody
    Imitation
  14. Emigrate
    To leave one's place of residence to live somewhere else
  15. Affirmation
    Something positive
  16. Parallelism
    Arrangement of equal ideas in equivalent gramatical structures
  17. Wiles
    Sly tricks
  18. Assertions
    Statements with no proof
  19. Prodigious
    Wonderful
  20. Blasphemous
    Showing lack of respect toward god
  21. Adjured
    Commanded solemnly
  22. Indignantly
    Acting angrily because of unjust treatment
  23. Resolutely
    In a determined manner
  24. Perfidious
    Tracherous
  25. Venerable
    Worthy of respect due to age
  26. Enraptured
    Filled with great pleasure
  27. Munificence
    Generosity in giving
  28. Ominous
    Sinister
  29. Mitigate
    To make less severe
  30. Caricature
    An exaggerated imitation
  31. Concession
    A thing conceded or granted
  32. Carrion
    Decaying flesh
  33. Profusely
    Bountiful
  34. Courtier
    A member of a king's court
  35. Regent
    A person appointed to rule when the king is too young to rule himself
  36. Fluctuation
    A change
  37. Rank
    Smelly
  38. Sustenance
    That which sustains life
  39. Accrue
    To come as a natural growth
  40. Weal
    sound or prosperous state
  41. rebrobate
    Scoundrel
  42. Skulks
    to move or lurk about in a stealthy manner
  43. Stoked
    To stir up
  44. Disposed
    Inclined to act in a certain manner
  45. Disconcertingly
    In a manner that confuses and disturbs
  46. Homily
    Sermon
  47. Commiserate
    Sympathize
  48. Deference
    Courteous respect
  49. Perfunctorily
    In an uninterested manner
  50. Remorse
    Bitter regret
  51. Bureaucracy
    Govenmental officialism
  52. Idealistic
    Characteristic of believing that things should be a certain perfect way
  53. Revitalization
    To bring vitality back after a decline
  54. Persecution
    Being harassed for race/religion
  55. Degenerated
    Sinking below a former condition
  56. Dissilusioned
    To take away the ideals and make disappointed
  57. Undulant
    Wavelike
  58. Reprisal
    Revenge for an injury
  59. Hapless
    Unlucky
  60. Imperturbably
    In an undisturbed manner
  61. Insidious
    Treacherous
  62. Immaculate
    Pure
  63. Zealous
    Frantically devoted
  64. Cadres
    Small groups of dedicated people
  65. Subtly
    Quietly
  66. Furtively
    Secretly
  67. Surveilance
    Watching
  68. Apprehensively
    Nervously
  69. Bourgeois
    Middle class
  70. Allegations
    Accusations
  71. Vagrant
    Person who wanders from place to place
  72. Dont' Forget:
    I pound millet in a mortar with a pestle

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