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Vocabulary 8 honors

Study vocab terms 2017

TermDefinition
apathy hopelessness
grimace frown
dilemma problem
contempt hatred
empathy sympathy
rivulet stream
commotion chaos
pilgramage spiritual journey
decorum orderly presence
humility limited/low view of one's own importance
permeate throughout
drone a low sound
wince to cringe in pain
ponder to think deeply
condecend rude, contemptuous, talking down to someone
banish to exile, to dismiss, to send out
pummel to punch over and over, hitting continuously
serene & tranquil peaceful
hospitable welcoming friendly
profound deep, thoughtful
indignant angry, stubborn, rebellious
belligerent ready to fight, confrontational
intricate detailed, specific, finely described (patterned) (spider web)
ominous threatening, foreboding
defiant indignant, rebellious
conspicuous overt, obvious, sticks out
barrage(noun) a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area, to (verb)bombard (someone) with something
fledgling(noun) a young bird learning to fly, a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped
intuition(noun) a sixth sense or gut feeling
facade (noun) the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space, front, facing outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.
penchant(noun) a desire, a strong interest
revelation(noun) a revealing, a newly discovered notion or idea
proponent(noun) someone who is "for" or fighting FOR a cause (opposite of against--con)
convulse(verb) to shake uncontrollably
console(verb) to soothe or make feel better
predominant the main or central focus
defiant (adj) angry, stubborn, aggressively resisting
punctilious(adj) showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
vigilant(adj) watchful, aware
incessant(adj) nonstop, continuing without pause or interruption
timorous(adj) timid, shy, nervous
redundant(adj) no longer needed, superfluous(extra), omitted without loss
prophetic(adj) far seeing, predictive, describing someone who speaks of the future confidently
obstinate(adj) stubborn
pensive(adj) reflecting deep or profound thought
indigenous(adj) native to an area
raucous(adj) unruly, loud, chaotic
methodical(adj) logical, analytic, efficient, following structure or form
auspicious(adj) promising, favorable, giving a sign of future success
compel force or oblige (someone) to do something , urge, pressure
despise verb feel contempt or a deep repugnance for
justify verb show or prove to be right or reasonable , explain, support, give reasons for
jeer make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice , mock, ridicule, insult
retaliate make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack , reciprocate, get back at
infraction a violation or infringement of a law, agreement, or set of rules
scion a detached living portion of a plant (such as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft, a descendent
prominent well known, in the public eye
relentless tenacious, go getting, incredibly determined
dilapidated decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse
vehement intensely emotional, deeply felt, marked by forceful energy
Created by: Shayan123