Black Boy 2

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  1. acute
    rapid onset and short but severe course; critical importance; sharp or intense
  2. callousness
    devoid of feeling
  3. ingrate
    person who shows no gratitude
  4. devoid
    completely lacking
  5. gratuitous
    without cause; uneccessary and unwarranted; costing nothing
  6. stifle
    smother or suppress; die from lack of oxygen; conceal or hide
  7. arduous
    difficult to accomplish; demands mental effort and skill; physical effort
  8. remiss
    failing in what duty requires
  9. annihilation
    destruction by annihilating something; total destruction
  10. discernible
    perceptible by the senses or intellect; capable of being noticed
  11. blasphemy
    expressing disrespect for something sacred
  12. infallible
    incapable of failure or error
  13. dubious
    not convinced; doubt or uncertainty
  14. solicitude
    feeling of excessive concern
  15. nonchalant
    blithe unconcern
  16. emphatic
    forceful and definite in expression or action; sudden and strong
  17. palatial
    suitable for or like a palace
  18. unwittingly
    without knowledge or attention
  19. propaganda
    information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
  20. infraction
    crime less serious than a felony
  21. extol
    praise, glorify, or honor
  22. upbraid
    express criticism towards
  23. supremacy
    power to dominate or defeat
  24. relent
    give in, as to influence or pressure
  25. bolster
    support and strengthen
  26. invectives
    vehement or violent denunciation; insulting or abusive word
  27. sonorous
    full and loud and deep
  28. impudent
    marked by casual disrespected
  29. florid
    inclinded to a healthy reddish color; elaborately or excessively ornamented
  30. speculate
    believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
  31. compel
    force somebody to do something
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Black Boy 2
2012-03-15 01:04:54
Black boy english vocab

vocab for black boy ch.4-8
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