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Voc Rev 1-5 - 100614

Vocabulary Review 1-5 - 100614

TermDefinition
Adjacent Having a common boundary or edge; touching.
alliance (n.) a joining together for some common purpose
anecdote (n.) a short account of an incident in someone's life
animated (adj.) full of life, lively, alive (part.) moved to action
available adj.) ready for use, at hand
entreat (v.) to beg, implore, ask earnestly
firebrand (n) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person
foretaste (n.) an advance indication, sample, or warning
fruitless (adj.) not producing the desired results, unsuccessful
goad 1.MA pointed instrument used to prod into motion 2.Urge with or as if with a goad.
indispensable (adj) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
interminable (adj.) endless, so long as to seem endless
iota (n.) a very small part or quantity
luster 1. A quality that outshines the usual. 2. A surface coating for ceramics or porcelain.
mortify (v.) to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
poised (adj., part.) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action
singe (v.) to burn slightly; (n.) a burn at the ends or edges
spirited (adj.) full of life and vigor; courageous
substantial (adj.) large, important; major, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material
sullen (adj.) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish
Created by: crawfka