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Final 2009-Vocab

Vocabulary for Final 2009

Aghast adj. filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror
Facetious adj. humorous, not meant seriously
Assert v. to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully
Ample adj. more than enought, large, spacious
Apparation n. a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexpected or unusual appearance
Cower v. to crouch or shrink away from in fear
Indiscriminate adj. without restraint or control; unselective
Jurisdiction n. an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
Plebian adj. common, vulgar, belonging to the lower classn. a common person; member of the lower class
Pulverize v. to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome
Aloof adj. withdrawn, standing apart from others
Articulate v. to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a systemadj. able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
Bask v. to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasent warmth, to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from
Finesse n. delicate skill; tact and clevernessv. to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skillful evasion
Forthright adj. frank, straight forward
Ostracize v. to exclude from a group, banish, send away
Repercussions n. an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverbation
Pseudonym n. a pen name, name assumed by a writer
Resolute adj. bold, determine; firm
Haggard adj. thin, pale, and careworm as a result og worry or suffering; wild-looking
Juncture n. a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
Convey v. to transpost; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
Belittle v. to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance/value
Jaunty adj. lively, easy, and carefree in maner; smart or trim in appearance
Avail v. to be of use or benefit; to make use of; to take advantageof; to profit or benefit
Cryptic adj. puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
Fervant adj. very earnst, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
Unflagging v. tireless, continuing wth vigor
Rankle v. to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness
Bludgeon n. a short club used as a weaponv. to stike wth a heavy club; to force or strong arguments to gain some point
Apt adj. suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
Capitulate v. to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel
Defile v. trans. to make unclean or dirty, destroy purity ofv. intrans. to march in a single line or columns
Dire adj. dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
Recluse n. a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
Curt adj. short, rudely brief
Engross v. to occupy the complete attention, absorb fully
Rue v. to regret, be sorry forn. a feeling of regret
Trepidation n. fear, fright, trembling
Scoff v. to make fun of; to show contempt for
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