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lit terms round 5 S2

Literary Terms for Round 5 S2

QuestionAnswer
Dispatch (V.) To send off something to a destination; to send someone away to complete a task
Embellish (V.) To increase the beauty of something by adding ornaments or decorations; to add false details to an account or description
Insipid (Adj.) Dull and flavorless; lacking character lively qualities
Ostentatious (Adj.) Rich and showy; marked by a vulgar display of wealth and success
Revere (V.) To regard somebody with admiration and deep respect
Serene (Adj.) Without worry, stress, or disturbance; calm and untroubled
Taciturn (Adj.) Silent by nature; reserved in speech and manner
Superfluous (Adj.) In excess of what is needed; inessential
Ascend (V.) To go vertically upward into the air; to climb up something
Benign (Adj.) To have a kind and gentle disposition or appearance; harmless
Dawdle (V.) To walk or move slowly and reluctantly; to waste time
Defamation (V.) The act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another
Innate (Adj.) Qualities present in a person or animal since birth; an integral part of something
Fastidious (Adj.) Demanding; one excessively concerned that the smallest details be correct
Dormant (Adj.) In an inactive state
Laconic (Adj.) Using very few words.
Tenacious (Adj.) Determined or stubborn.
Accolade (N.) A sign or expression of high praise and esteem.
Cryptic (Adj.) Ambiguous or obscure; deliberately mysterious and secretive.
Lamentation (N.) To express grief and sorrow.
Plummet (V.) To drop downward steeply and suddenly.
Skirmish (N.) A brief fight between two groups.
Discern (V.) To understand something that was unclear at first.
Fickle (Adj.) Likely to change affections, intentions, loyalty and preference often.
Parry (V.) To block defect the damaging blow of a weapon.
Harbinger (N.) Somebody or someone that foreshadows or anticipates a future event.
Obdurate (Adj.) Stubborn or hard-headed; not easily persuaded or influenced.
Reprieve (V.) To stop or postpone somebody's punishment; to offer temporary relief from harm.
Credulous (Adj.) Gullible; a person easily convinced that something is true.
Enshroud (V.) To cover or obscure an object.
Obfuscate (V.) To deliberately make something difficult to understand.
Pliable (Adj.) Flexible; easily bent of molded; easily influenced or persuaded.
Blunderbuss (N.) A short wide-mouthed gun used primarily in the 17th century.
Blithe (Adj.) Cheerful and careful; casually indifferent.
Haughty (Adj.) Behaving in a superior, condescending, or arrogant way.
Enfranchise (V.) To give voting rights.
Remuneration (N.) Payment for work done.
Engender (V.) To arise or come into existence; to cause offspring to be conceived or born.
Plagiarism (V.) The process of copying another person's idea or written work and claiming it as your own.
Abasement (V.) To belittle someone; to act in an undignified way.
Billow (V.) To swell with air; to move in a curling mass.
Enhance (V.) To improve or increase the clarity of an image or object.
Harangue (V.) To criticize or question somebody; to try and persuade someone in a forceful or angry way.
Abrogate (V.) To end an agreement or contract formally and publicly.
Credible (Adj.) Easy to believe, trustworthy.
Created by: rhornay