English 1 review (Vocabulary)

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English 1 review (Vocabulary)
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  1. Preclude
    to prevent
  2. Motley
    a clowns multicolored costume
  3. Debacle
    a bad defeat
  4. Garish
    too bright
  5. Singular
    rare, extraordinary
  6. Shards
    broken pieces
  7. Languor
    a lack of energy, weakness
  8. Blight
    something that destroys growth
  9. Detritus
    debris
  10. Harried
    worried
  11. Retribution
    payback, revenge
  12. Palpable
    able to be touched
  13. Pallor
    paleness
  14. Sullen
    sad, gloomy
  15. Introspective
    causing one to look into ones own thoughts
  16. Formidable
    awe-inspiring
  17. Circumvent
    to avoid; to go around
  18. Reverie
    a daydream
  19. Effervesce
    to be lively
  20. Brazen
    shamelessly bold
  21. Impunity
    freedom from consequences
  22. Indolent
    lazy
  23. Writhing
    twisting, turning
  24. Furtive
    sneaky, stealthy
  25. Avail
    to be use of
  26. Dogma
    a firmly held doctrine or belief
  27. Grisly
    horrifying, gruesome
  28. Pyre
    a pile of wood on which bodies are burned
  29. Myriad
    countless, innumerable
  30. Demure
    shy, modest
  31. Immolation
    destruction
  32. Bland
    mild, soothing
  33. Tumult
    a noisy commotion
  34. Fretful
    irritable, discontented
  35. Conundrum
    a puzzling question or problem
  36. Subjugation
    enslavement
  37. Perish
    to die
  38. Medley
    a mixture of things not usually found together
  39. Insidious
    treacherous, dangerous
  40. Precipitous
    steep
  41. Virtuoso
    masterly skill in a particular field
  42. Futile
    hopeless
  43. Placid
    calm
  44. Scullery
    a room off to the side of a kitchen (used for washing dishes)
  45. Vex
    to annoy
  46. Parched
    dried up by heat
  47. Archaic
    old fashioned, rarely used
  48. Laden
    burdened
  49. Ineffable
    too overwhelming to be expressed in words
  50. Marauder
    a raider; someone who takes things by force

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