BritLit vocab 1

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BritLit vocab 1
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  1. arable
    • adj
    • suitable for growing crops
  2. beatitude
    • n
    • blessing
  3. bevy
    • n
    • large group of like things
  4. blighted
    • adj
    • something that has been harmed/destroyed
  5. blithe
    • adj
    • happy, cheerful
  6. cadaverous
    • adj
    • resembling a corpse
  7. chasten
    • v
    • to scold
  8. chronic
    • adj
    • persisting for a long time
    • hard to eradicate
  9. coincide
    • vi
    • occurring at same time
  10. copse
    • n
    • small cluster of trees
  11. deferential
    • adj
    • worthy of respect
  12. desultory
    • adj
    • lacking a plan
  13. discomfiture
    • vt
    • make someone feel uneasy/embarrassed
  14. discretion
    • n
    • careful with behavior
  15. ditty
    • n
    • short/simple song
  16. dregs
    • n
    • sediment in liquid
    • least valuable part
  17. engender
    • vt
    • give rise to
  18. equanimity
    • n
    • mental composure, stable
  19. escarpment
    • n
    • long/steep slope
  20. factotum
    • n
    • employee who does all types of work
  21. guise
    • n
    • appearance
  22. hoyden
    • n
    • tomboy
    • inappropriately behaved
  23. irksome
    • adj
    • irritating/annoying
  24. languorous
    • adj
    • pleasantly lazy
  25. luster
    • n
    • reflective glow
    • shiny ornament
  26. manor
    • n
    • large house with lands
  27. mused
    • v
    • to think
  28. overt
    • adj
    • open to share views
  29. paddock
    • n
    • small field
  30. primeval
    • adj
    • resembling earliest ages
  31. rickety
    • adj
    • likely to collapse
  32. sententiously
    • adv
    • expressive in opinion (this is how we should behave...)
  33. skein
    • n
    • yarn loosely knotted
    • complicated arrangement/situation
    • flock of wild geese in flight
  34. somnolent
    • adj
    • sleepy
  35. spurious
    • adj
    • false
  36. stile
    • n
    • steps for people, not animals, to climb over wall
  37. sylvan
    • adj
    • associated with woods
  38. tertiary
    • adj
    • third
  39. tractable
    • adj
    • easy to control/influence
  40. trepidation
    • n
    • fear about future
    • trembling motion
  41. transient
    • adj
    • not permanent
  42. undulation
    • n
    • smooth wavelike motion/outline
  43. untinctured
    • adj
    • not diluted
  44. vale
    • n
    • valley
  45. votive
    • adj
    • offered in fulfillment of vow
    • n
    • object offered for vow

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