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Vocabulary 8 Honors

Study vobab terms 2017

TermDefinition
Apathy a feeling of hopelessness, not caring, no affect, not feeling one way or another about something
Contempt disgust,hatred
Empathy feeling like sympathy, but the person has been through the same experience
Rivulet a tiny stream of water
Pilgrimage a spiritual journey, a lengthy journey
Decorum an orderly, manner-filled presence
Humility a modesty or limited/low view of one's own importance
Permeate throughout, soaked penetrate
Drone to make a continuous low sound
Ponder to think deeply
Pummel to punch over and over, hitting continuously
Hospitable welcoming friendly
Profound thoughtful
Indignant angry, stubborn, rebellious
Belligerent ready to fight, confrontational
Reluctant hesitant, fearful, unsure
Intricate detailed, specific, finely described (patterned) (spider web)
Ominous threatening, foreboding
Conspicuous overt, obvious, sticks out
Unorthodox not following rules, out of the ordinary culture or rule set, or practice
Tenacious determined, go-getting, relentless, never gives up
predominant main or central focus
punctillious showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
vigilant watchful, aware
incessant non-stop
timorous timid, shy, nervous
redundant no longer needed, omitted without loss
prophetic far seeing, predictive
obstinate stubborn
pensive reflecting deep or profound thoughts
indegenous native to an area
raucous unruly, loud, chaotic
auspicious promising, favorable, giving a sign of future success
barrage a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area
fledgling a young bird learning to fly, a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped
intuition a sixth sense or gut feeling
facade 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 a desire, a strong interest
revelation a revealing, a newly discovered notion or idea
proponent someone who is "for" or fighting FOR a cause (opposite of against--con)
mediate to bring together, to help make conflicting people or groups come to an agreement
compel force or oblige (someone) to do something, urge, pressure
justify 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: Marissa Coghlan