9th Grade Vocab list 12

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9th Grade Vocab list 12
2014-01-13 11:33:51
SEA Vocab

Vocabulary for SEA Grade 9
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  1. Adversity
    a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty
  2. Aesthetic
    having to do with what is beautiful
  3. Autumnal
    of, characteristics of, or occurring in autumn
  4. Bight
    a bend in a coast forming an open bay
  5. Bombastic
    marked by or given to pretentious inflated speech or writing; pompous, overblown
  6. Comeliness
    the condition of being pleasing and wholesome in appearance
  7. Digress
    to turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument
  8. Fastidious
    having high and often capricious standards; difficult to please
  9. Fringe
    something that is marginal or additional to some activity, process, or subject
  10. Frugality
    the quality of being prudent in the use of resources
  11. Insatiable
    incapable of being satisfied
  12. Interdict
    a prohibitory decree
  13. Meet
    (not in the rendezvous sense); fitting, appropriate
  14. Opprobrium
    something that brings disgrace; contempt, reproach
  15. Peripatetic
    pedestrian; itinerant
  16. Prostrate
    lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward; may indicate reverence or submission
  17. Ramble
    to move aimlessly from place to place
  18. Stygian
    relating to the river Styx; extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding
  19. Umbrage
    a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult
  20. Vexation
    a cause of trouble