Vocab 16

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Vocab 16
2011-06-05 19:06:45

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  1. appalled
    He was appalled by the damage from the fire.

    to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay
  2. bagatelle
    Cheating on your homework is no small bagatelle

  3. brigand
    The brigand robbed the bank

    a bandit
  4. callow
    Juliet was a callow when it came to love

    immature or inexperience
  5. corpulent
    Piggy corpulent body is the but of all the jokes

    large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
  6. decapitate
    Many people were decapitated during the french Revolution.

    to behead
  7. emissary
    The church sent emissaries to negotiate a peace.

    • a representative sent on a mission or errand
    • an agent sent on a mission of a secret nature, as a spy
  8. livid
    Lying make me livid

    • having a bruise caused by beatings
    • dull blue, dark, grayish blue
    • enraged, furiously angry
  9. martinet
    His first basketball coach had been a loud and demeaning martinet.

    • a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one
    • someone who stubbornly adheres to methods or rules
  10. penchant
    Elizabeth Taylor has a penchant for husbands.

    a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
  11. raconteur
    He is a bonafie raconteur

    a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly
  12. rail
    The school contructed rails for the handicaped

    • a bar of wood or metal fixed horizontally for any of various purposes, as for a support, barrier, fence, or railing
    • a fence
  13. raiment
    • I tore their raiment in anguish.

    clothing; apparel; attire
  14. rift
    The fight caused the rift between the two friends

    • an opening made by splitting, cleaving
    • an open space, as in a forest or cloud mass, or a clear interval.
    • a break in friendly relations
  15. ruminate
    Facing a tough decision, he decided to ruminate before making his thoughts known.

    • to chew
    • to meditate or muse; ponder
  16. sullen
    He sat in sullen silence after he was grounded for a month.

    to be sulky, bad-tempered or gloomily silent
  17. taut
    She held the thread yarn taught between her fingers

    • tightly drawn; tense; not slack
    • emotionally or mentally strained or tense
    • in good order or condition; tidy; neat.
  18. termagant
    My mom is a termagent being.

    a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
  19. wistful
    He was wistful, missing friends to play outside with.

    • melancholy; longing; yearning.
    • pensive, especially in a melancholy way.
  20. yen
    I had a yen for apple pie

    • a desire or craving
    • japanese currency