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Schooled Vocabulary

Whole book vocabulary

TermDefinition
adulation excessive devotion to someone
agony extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical suffering
anonymous without any name acknowledged
autonomous self-governing;  independent;  subject to its own laws only
bellowed to emit a hollow, loud, animal cry from a bull or cow
berzerk violently or destructively frenzied; wild, crazed, deranged
beseeching to implore urgently; to beg eagerly for
bewilder to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex
bore to make (a hole) by drilling with such an instrument
clamor a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
coax to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion or flattery
collective forming a whole;  combined
commune a small group of persons living together, sharing possessions, work, and income
complex characterized by very complicated or involved arrangement of parts, units
consoled to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort
contamination the act of making something impure or unsuitable by contact with something unclean, bad, etc.
contort to twist, bend, or draw out of shape;  to distort
convulse to shake violently; agitate
cowed to frighten with threats, violence; to intimidate
crescendo a steady increase in force or intensity
decisively characterized by or displaying no or little hesitation; resolute; determined
delusional having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions
distraught deeply agitated or highly upset
dubious doubtful; highly questionable
duly in a due manner; properly; fittingly
enthused deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion
erratically deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion
exasperation the state of being  irritatated or extremely annoyed
extremities a limb of the body
gawked to stare stupidly; gape
gloating think about with great or excessive, often smug or  malicious, satisfaction
hue a gradation or variety of a color; tint
inaugurated to make a formal beginning of; initiate; to commence or begin
interference an act, fact, or instance  of interfering
intermittent stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
intimidating to make timid; to fill with fear
intrigued to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual or otherwise fascinating qualities
isolation the complete separation  from others
kibosh to put an end to;  squelch; to stop
lamented mourned for, as a person who is dead
manipulator a person who manipulates
mollify to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease
mystify to perplex a person; bewilder purposely
neanderthal a type of primitive man, a caveman
orientation an introduction, as to guide one in adjusting to new surroundings, employment, activity, or the like
philanthropy concern for human welfare and advancement, usually by donations of money or property to needy persons
projectile an object fired from a gun  with an explosive propelling  charge, such as a bullet, shell,  rocket, or grenade
psychedilic of or noting a mental state  characterized by a profound  sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied hallucinations  and by extreme feelings of either euphoria or despair.
raucous rowdy; disorderly
reluctant unwilling; disinclined; struggling in opposition
ridicule to deride; make fun of
rival a person who is competing for the same object or goal as another, or who tries to equal or outdo another; competitor
roughshod to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush
ruse a trick
sentimental appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia
serenely calm, peaceful, or tranquil
sincerety earnest in intention
speculation the contemplation or consideration of some subject; to think about
subtle not obvious, mysterious in meaning or intent, difficult to perceive, cunning, wily, or crafty
supple characterized by ease in bending; limber
suspicious tending to cause or excite  suspicion; questionable
tai chi a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance.
taut tightly drawn; tense; not slack
timid lacking in self-assurance,  courage, or bravery; easily  alarmed; timorous; shy
tremulous characterized by trembling, as from fear,nervousness, or weakness
tumult violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
tyrant any person in a position of authority who exercises power oppressively
vantage a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view
viper a venomous snake
wary watchful; being on one's guard against danger
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