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English Final Vocab

TermDefinition
Raucous harsh; strident; grating: ex: raucous voices; raucous laughter
Tenant a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another for a period of time; lessee
Apparition a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith: ex: a ghostly apparition at midnight
Capitulate to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
Protagonist the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work
Exodus a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people: ex: the summer exodus to the country and shore
Insignificant unimportant, trifling, or petty
Acrimonious caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: ex: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute
Menace something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat: ex: Air pollution is a menace to health
Ghastly shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible: ex: a ghastly murder
Omnipotent almighty or infinite in power, as God
Bedlam a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion
Forgo to abstain or refrain from; do without
Allotment the amount of something allocated to a particular person
Requisite necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: ex: the requisite skills of an engineer
Impair to make or cause to become worse; diminish in ability, value, excellence, etc.; weaken or damage: ex: to impair one's health; to impair negotiations
Isolate to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone
Curtail to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish.
Impertinence unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence
Contraband anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported
Forte a person's strong suit, or most highly developed characteristic, talent, or skill; something that one excels in
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