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apathy a feeling of hopelessness, not caring, no affect, not feeling one way or another about something
grimace frown
dilemma major problem
contempt disgust,hatred empathy (noun) - fe
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)
adulation 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
condescend rude, contemptuous, talking down to someone
banish to exile, to dismiss, to send out
pummel to punch over and over, hitting continuously
cower to bow or bend in fear, under intimidation
mediate to bring together, to help make conflicting people or groups come to an agreement
convulse to shake uncontrollably
console to soothe or make feel better
serene & tranquil peaceful
hospitable welcoming friendly
profound deep, thoughtful
indignant angry, stubborn, rebellious
belligerent ready to fight, confrontational
somber down, despondent, serious/sad
grave dead serious
impulsive acts without thinking
reluctant hesitant, fearful, unsure
intricate detailed, specific, finely described (patterned) (spider web)
ominous threatening, foreboding
defiant indignant, rebellious
conspicuous overt, obvious, sticks out
arrogant stuck up, haughty, conceited, uppity
unorthodox not following rules, out of the ordinary culture or rule set, or practice
tenacious determined, go-getting, relentless, never gives up
defiant angry, stubborn, aggressively resisting
punctilious showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
vigilant watchful, aware
incessant nonstop, continuing without pause or interruption
timorous timid, shy, nervous
redundant no longer needed, superfluous(extra), omitted without loss
prophetic far seeing, predictive, describing someone who speaks of the future confidently
obstinate stubborn
pensive reflecting deep or profound thought
indigenous native to an area
raucous unruly, loud, chaotic
methodical logical, analytic, efficient, following structure or form
auspicious promising, favorable, giving a sign of future success
Errant straying outside the proper path or bounds (an errant calf).... moving about aimlessly or irregularly (an errant breeze)
Unabated being at full strength or force
Resounding impressively loud or booming....emphatic, unequivocal (a resounding success)
Rogue a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel... a mischievous person
Sequence first, next, then, finally
Defiant stubborn, angry
Dialect accent, slang talk
Allusion reference to piece of litereature
Tone author, voice
Mood reader, feeling
problem/solution locked out/break in window
Connotation The words authors use to change the mood
compare/contrast similarities, differences
Epository article, factual
Created by: 23balaanis
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