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Iolani English 9 Q1

Iolani English 9 Q1 #1-64

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chronicled v. to record in or as if in a chronicle;list
intractability n. unruliness; obstinacy. (not easily governed)
husbandry n. the cultivation or production of plants and animals
hypocrisy n. a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not
reprove vt. to scold or correct, usually gently or with kindly intent
riveted vt. to fasten with or as if with rivets; to fasten firmly
litany n. a resonant or repetitive chant; list
sullen adj. gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed; dismal
incite vt. to move to action; stir up; spur on; urge on
transcended vt. to rise above or go beyond the limits of; to triumph over the negative aspects of;overcome
transgressions n. the exceeding of due bounds or limits; violation of law
injunctions n.a command or order; a court order prohibiting a party a specific course of action
cachet n. an indication of approal carrying great prestige; prestige
austere adj. stern and cold in apperance or manner; somber, grave, ascetic, uadorned
jeered v. taunt; laugh at with contempt and derision
pungent adj. sharp or biting, especially in taste or smell
pursed vt. pucker; contract one's lips into a rounded shape
striated n. a minute groove, scratch, or channel esp. one of parallel series
dissipated vt. to break up and drive off; to cause to spread thin or scatter and gradually vanish
distraught adj. agitated with doubt or mental conflict
guffawed vi. laugh boisterously
brusquely adj. marked short and abrupt; blunt in manner or speech
gingerly adj./adv. very cautiously or careful
imperialist n. one who advocates extending the power and dominion of a nation esp. by direct territorial acquisistion or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas
goad vt. to prod or uge as if with a goad or stick
exasperate vt. to excite the anger of; enrage; to cause irritation or annoyance to
compensated vt. to make an appropriate payment to; to neutralize the effect of
receded vi. to move back or away; withdraw; diminish; decrease
labyrinth n. a place constructed of intricate passageways and blind alleys; a maze formed by paths separated by high hedges; sinetgubg extremely complex in structure
exhorted vt. to incite by argument or advice; urge strongly vi. to give warnings or advice
opulent adj. sumptuous, luxurious; n. wealth, affluence, abundance
mesmerize vt. hypnotise; spellbind
cadences n. a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds in language; the beat time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity
ominous adj. being or exhibiting an omen; portentous; foreboding or foreshadowing evil
vigilance n. attentiveness; paying close and continous attention
avert vt. to turn away or asaide in annoyance
charlatans n. a deceiver; one who attracts customer w/ tricks or jokes
inhibited adj. held back, restrained or prevented
infallible adj. incapable of failure or error
impertinent adj. improperly forward or bold
precocious adj. appearing, developing or maturing early
relinquish vt. giveup; yeild; release
imperceptible adj. impossible or difficult to percieve by the mind or senses
euphemisms n. an inoffensive expression that is substitutied for one that is considered offensive
obliterate vt. to make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or wearing away; to remove utterly from recognition or memory; to remove from existance; destroy utterly all trace, indication, or significance of
impropriety n. improper behavior or character
ingenuousness n. openly straightforward or frank; the quality of innocent naivete
sequestered vt. to set apart; segregate; seclude; isolate
enthralled vt. to enchant, charm, or hold spellbound
palpable adj. capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; esp. capable of being handled, touched, or felt
morose adj. showing a brooding ill humor; sullen; gloomy
diminish vt. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; decrease in size, extent or range
disfigure vt. to mar or spoil the appearance of
grimace n. a contorted facial expression, usually of digust, disapproval, or pain
inscrutable adj. difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious
inducement n. a motive or consideration that leads one to action
dour adj. silently ill-humored; gloomy; sternly obstinate; unyielding
dishevelled adj. in disarray; rumpled
furtive adj. quietly cautions and secretive; sly; stealthy; sneaky
incoherent adj. unable to think or express one's thoughts clearly, fluently, or logically
facade the front of a building; an artificial or deceptive front or appearance
breach vt. to make a hole or gap in; break through
proclivity n. a natural inclination; tendency
impeccably adj. faultless; flawless; perfect
Created by: cr8onnaka on 2009-09-16



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