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Vocabulary Pd.3 Eng

TermDefinition
rivule (noun) - a tiny stream of water
commotion (noun) - a loud raucous, or cacophony, chaos
pilgrimage (noun) - a spiritual journey, a lengthy journey
decorum (noun) {DAY CORE UM} - an orderly, manner-filled presence
humility (noun) a modesty or limited/low view of one's own importance
condescend (verb) - rude, contemptuous, talking down to someone
banish (verb) — to exile, to dismiss, to send out
pummel lverb) - to punch over and over, hitting continuously
cower (verb) - to bow or bend in fear, under intimidation
intricate (adj.) - detailed, specific, finely described (patterned) (spider web)intricate (adj.
ominous (adj.)— threatening, foreboding
defiant (adj.) — indignant, rebellious
conspicuous (adj.) - overt, obvious, sticks out
arrogant (adj.) — stuck up, haughty, conceited, uppity
unorthodox (adj.) - not following rules, out of the ordinary culture or rule set, or practice
tenacious (adj.) determined, go-getting, relentless, never gives up
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 the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space, front, facean 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 ide
proponent( noun) someone who is "for" or fighting FOR a cause (opposite of against--con)
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
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 --Verb-----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 --verb make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice , mock, ridicule, insult
retaliate --verb make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack , reciprocate, get back at
infraction --noun a violation or infringement of a law, agreement, or set of rules
scion --noun : 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 --adj well known, in the public eye
relentless --adj tenacious, go getting, incredibly determined
dilapidated --adj decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse
vehement --adj intensely emotional, deeply felt, marked by forceful energy
Sequence First, next, then, finally
Dialect Accent while talking-- slang talk
Allusion Reference to a piece of literature
Tone Authors voice
Mood Readers feeling
Problem & Sulotion When there is a problem, you need to solve it Locked out/break in window
Connotation The way a word sounds-- Fierce Whispering, Golden, Dark
Compare & Contrast Similarities, Differences
Expository Non-fiction writing--article, facts
Created by: 23witzkate