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Lit Vocab Unit 1

1st vocab set in Literature.

Austere Severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour flavor
Beneficent Performing acts of charity; conferring benefits, doing good
Cadaverous Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
Concoct To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish), to devise, invent, fabricate
Crass Coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Debase to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
Desecrate to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
Disconcert to confuse; to disturb the composure of
Grandiose Grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated.
Inconsequential Trifling, unimportant
Infraction A breaking of law or obligation
Mitigate To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity.
Pillage To rob of goods by open force; plunder. The act of looting.
Prate To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
Punctilious Very careful and exact; attentive to the fine points of etiquette.
Redoubtable Inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
Reprove To find fault with, scold, rebuke
Restitution The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
Stalwart Strong with a sturdy, brave, resolute; a brave, strong, person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position.
Vulnerable Ope to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
Created by: JoshuaTheismann
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