English Vocabulary Words

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English Vocabulary Words
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Vocabulary words for Ms. Blacketer's class.
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  1. countenance
    • facial features, expressions
    • n.
  2. discourse
    • means of transferring information
    • n.
  3. austere
    • stern, scrict, severe, serious
    • adj.
  4. conflagation
    • large, destructive fire
    • n.
  5. demeanor
    • your manner of being
    • n.
  6. negligence
    • not giving due attention
    • n.
  7. odious
    • deserving of hatred
    • adj.
  8. sedulously
    • to do something with extreme care
    • adv.
  9. mortify
    • to humiliate greatly
    • v.
  10. reprove
    • to scold, yell at, or show disapproval of
    • v.
  11. dire
    • having terrible consequences; disastrous
    • adj.
  12. reputable
    • having a good reputation
    • adj.
  13. pedant
    • someone who is a stickler for rules
    • n.
  14. indignation
    • anger aroused from injustice or unworthiness
    • n.
  15. inscrutable
    • difficult to understand or interpret
    • adj.
  16. inordinate
    • exceeding normal limits
    • adj.
  17. disquietude
    • state of uneasiness; anxiety
    • n.
  18. troglodtic
    • cave dwelling, shady person
    • n.
  19. unobtrusive
    • not readily noticeable; not easily seen
    • adj.
  20. ferocity
    • wild or cruel force
    • n.
  21. enigmas
    • puzzle, riddle, mystery
    • n.
  22. idiosyncratic
    • characteristic; peculiar; distinct
    • adj.
  23. infallibly
    • without capability to fail
    • adv.
  24. repugnance
    • dislike, loathing, disgust
    • n.
  25. sever
    • to separate, cut, or detach
    • v.
  26. unscrupulous
    • without regards for morals
    • adj.
  27. whet
    • to sharpen by grinding
    • v.
  28. amities
    • friendly relationship; peaceful harmony
    • n.
  29. disconsolate
    • without the give of comfort; cheerless; sorrowful
    • adj.
  30. abject
    • sunk to a low condition
    • adj. OR
    • person who is an outcast
    • n.
  31. malicious
    • harmful, spiteful, evil
    • adj.
  32. indiscretion
    • lack of good judgement
    • n.
  33. degradation
    • disgrace, disrespect, shame, demote
    • n.
  34. ascendancy
    • dominance, rule, position of control
    • n.
  35. indictment
    • a charge or accusation
    • n.
  36. imperious
    • over-bearing, arrogant, urgent
    • adj.
  37. duplicity
    • hypocritical cunning or deception
    • n.
  38. transcendental
    • supernatural, abstract, metaphysical
    • adj.
  39. multifarious
    • having many kinds of parts
    • adj.
  40. incongruous
    • lacking harmony or agreement
    • adj.
  41. minstrel
    • nomadic medieval entertainer, poet, or musician
    • n.
  42. refract
    • to be turned aside; light-bending
    • v.
  43. imperceptible
    • not plain to see; not easy to understand
    • adj.
  44. mausoleum
    • a large tomb
    • n.
  45. olfactory
    • sense of smell
    • n. OR adj.
  46. proboscis
    • long, flexible snout
    • n.
  47. drone
    • an idle person who lives off others
    • n.
  48. proclivity
    • disposition, tendency, idiosyncracies, peculiar traits
    • n.
  49. ravenous
    • starved, hungry, omnivorous
    • adj.
  50. fathom
    • to penetrate, comprehend, or investigate
    • v.
  51. centrifuge
    • machine that spins fast on an axis to separate particles
    • n.
  52. cacophony
    • harsh-sounding, jarring sound
    • n.
  53. feign
    • to fake or pretend
    • v.
  54. breach
    • to break through
    • v.
  55. censor
    • official who examines morality; an adverse critic
    • n.
  56. saccharine
    • very sweet to taste
    • adj.
  57. profusion
    • a great quantity; abundance
    • n.
  58. insidious
    • stealthily treacherous or deceitful
    • adj.
  59. perfuctory
    • like a routine duty; lacking interest
    • adj.
  60. beatific
    • blissful, saintly; bestowing blessings
    • adj.
  61. vesitbule
    • entrance hall, lobby, entry, foyer, passageway
    • n.
  62. glutton
    • pig, gorger, greedy person
    • n.
  63. malice
    • hatred, resentment, desire to harm
    • n.
  64. incontinence
    • lack of self constraint; uncontrolled
    • n.
  65. avarice
    • greedy desire for wealth
    • n.
  66. tempest
    • commotion, storm, uproar
    • n.
  67. wallow
    • roll, slosh, indulge
    • v.
  68. fetid
    • foul, rotting, reeking, having a bad smell
    • adj.
  69. offal
    • rubbish, garbage, trash, waste products
    • n.
  70. mundane
    • ordinary, practical, everyday, regular
    • adj.
  71. fleer
    • to laugh at mockingly
    • v.
  72. attrition
    • erosion, wearing down; repentence because of fear
    • n.
  73. miser
    • penny pincher, hoarder, cheapskape; greedy, stingy person
    • n.
  74. astray
    • away from the right path or direction
    • adv.
  75. zeal
    • enthusiasm, spirit, devotion
    • n.
  76. sage
    • philosopher, authority, scholar
    • n.
  77. lamentation
    • act of expressing sorrow or regret
    • n.
  78. arduous
    • demanding much effort
    • adj.
  79. gaudy
    • too highly ornamented to be in good taste
    • adj.
  80. pelt
    • skin of an animal especially with fur on it
    • n.
  81. convoluted
    • being twisted, winding, coiled
    • adj.
  82. quarry
    • animal that is being hunted; excavation site
    • n.
  83. penance
    • sacrament involving the confession of sin
    • n.
  84. aesthetic
    • of beauty; showing good taste
    • n. OR adj.
  85. stolid
    • having little of no emotion
    • adj.
  86. pratfall
    • a fall on the buttocks
    • n.
  87. cadence
    • fall of voice in speaking; rhythmic flow sound
    • n.
  88. simultaneously
    • done or existing at the same time
    • adv.
  89. parried
    • to ward off or deflect
    • v.
  90. verbiage
    • excess of words beyond what is needed
    • n.
  91. raucous
    • harsh, noisy, cacaphonous, hoarse cries
    • adj.
  92. doleful
    • dismal, gloomy, sad, sorrowful
    • adj.
  93. laggard
    • loiterer, lingerer, snail; one who always falls behind
    • n.
  94. nebulous
    • indistinct, hazy, vague, unclear, indefinite
    • adj.
  95. illustrious
    • famous, fame, celebrated, reputable
    • adj.
  96. deigned
    • to accept; to think an action inappropriate
    • v.
  97. infernal
    • hellish, devilish, satanic; relating to Hell
    • adj.
  98. apocryphal
    • fake, ficticious, false
    • adj.
  99. dubious
    • unsure, uncertain, doubtful, hesitant, indecisive
    • adj.
  100. squandering
    • to waste, throw away, scatter
    • v.

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