HoD Vocab 2

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HoD Vocab 2
2011-02-22 22:50:58
HoD Vocab

HoD Vocab 2
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  1. impudence
    the trait of being rude and impertinent
  2. half-caste
    half white/ half aborigine
  3. pestilential
    likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
  4. invariably
    always; without changing
  5. pestiferous
    causing irritation or annoyance
  6. inscrutable
    difficult to understand
  7. begrimed
    thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
  8. interminable
    tiresomely long
  9. languidly
    Lacking energy or vitality; weakly
  10. tumultous
    noisy and disorderly
  11. sustenence
    the support of life or health
  12. hullabaloo
    disturbance usually in protest
  13. farcical
    absurd; ridiculously clumsy
  14. chaff
    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  15. scruple
    an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
  16. bereavement
    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
  17. expound
    to explain in detail
  18. hummock
    a small natural hill
  19. islet
    a small island
  20. teak-wood
    hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees
  21. evanescent
    vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
  22. fusillade
    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  23. abject
    most unfortunate or miserable
  24. helmsman
    the person who steers a ship
  25. lustre
    a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
  26. impalpable
    incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
  27. prodigous
    gigantic, tremendous, astounding, extrodinary in size
  28. wraith
  29. altruistic
    unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
  30. postscriptum
    a note, paragraph, etc. added below the signature in a letter or at the end of a book, speech, etc. as an afterthought or to give supplementary information
  31. peroration
    (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
  32. august
    profoundly honored
  33. promptitude
    promptness, or the quality of acting quickly or without delay
  34. interspersed
    to scatter here and there or place at intervals among other things
  35. harlequin
    buffoon; clown
  36. holland
    coarse plain-woven cotton or linen
  37. countenance
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  38. vivaciously
    lively; done vibrantly
  39. exaltation
    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion