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Vocabulary 2018

vocab terms

TermDefinition
apathy a feeling of hopelessness, not caring, no effect, not feeling one way or another about something.
grimace frown
dilemma major problem
contempt disgust, hatred
empathy feeling like sympathy, but the person has been through the same experience
rivulet a tiny stream of water
commotion a loud raucous, or cacophony, chaos
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
barrage a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area, to (verb)bombard (someone) with something
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, facean 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)
adultion obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise
junket trip, journey: such as a trip made by an official at public expense
permeate throughout, soaked penetrate
drone to make a continuous low sound
wince flinch, to cringe in pain
grieve to mourn or be sad about, usually over the loss of
ponder to think deeply
codecend rude, contemptuous, talking down to someone
Created by: 23casibeny