Unit 6 vocabulary

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Unit 6 vocabulary
2010-11-04 13:22:47
Mrs Wise vocabulary

Vocabulary and definitions
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  1. abashed
    adj. part. embarassed, ashamed, and nonplussed
  2. aloof
    adj withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
  3. anguish
    • n. great mental suffering, distress, or pain
    • v. to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
  4. articulate
    • v. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system
    • adj. able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
  5. bask
    v. to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment form
  6. defect
    • n. an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind
    • v. to desert a cause or organization
  7. finesse
    • n. delicate skill; tact and cleverness;
    • v. to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
  8. flaunt
    v. to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
  9. forthright
    adj. frank, direct, straightforward
  10. genial
    adj. cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
  11. instill
    v. to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
  12. ostracize
    v. to exclude from a goup, banish, send away
  13. premonition
    n. forewarning or foreboding of a future event
  14. psuedonym
    n. a pen name, name assumed by a writer
  15. purge
    • v. to wash away impurities, clean up
    • n. the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
  16. rehabillitate
    v. to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
  17. repercussion
    n. an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
  18. resolute
    adj. bold, determine; firm
  19. retention
    adj. able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
  20. scapegoat
    n. a person or thing carrying the blame for others