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English vocab

vocabulary

TermDefinition
ob away from, against
de down
inter within, among, between
bio life
auto self
ject to throw or push in
syn/sym same
domin to lead
mono/uni one, single
du/bi two
pent five
oct eight
cent 100
gen family,life
scrip/scrib to write
struc to build
frag/frac to break
vis/vid to see, look
spec to see, watch
man(u) hand
ped/pod foot
mitt/miss to send
chron/temp relating to time
mob/mot move
carn/corp flesh, body
port to carry
cept to receive
cred to believe
un,im,in,il,ir NOT
re again
ex out
pre before
post after
trans across
circum around
dis away from, opposite
contr/ant(i) against
bene good
mal bad,evil
charisma a positive, magnetic personality
complacent quiet, calm, relaxed
frail weak
sullen sad, somber
concede to give in
vehement like tenacious, passionate, strong
smug arrogant, stuck up
serene tranquil, peaceful
relentless unstopping, unceasing
jeer to sneer or mock, make fun of in an evil way
faltering to move unsteadily
pallid pale or lacking color
spasm sudden movement of muscles
cumbersome bulky or heavy
disfigurement mishappen or disformed
semblance appearance, likeness
penchant a strong desire or wish to accomplish something
pilgrimage a spiritual journey, a lengthy journey
convulsions small seizures, mini violent motions
enamored deeply in love with
raucous raw cuss out of control, mischievous
minutiae tiny little details of life
dignitaries important people, people with dignity
prowess courage or skill
errant random, off topic
tranquill peaceful
junket a quick trip
gallantry a member of the elite, special people
adulation praise
retribution payback or punishment
griamce a sad, disappointed look
wince to cringe
tenacious determined, relentless
exuberant thrilled , excited
somber serious, sad
fallible capable of making mistakes
belligerent ready to fight, confrontational
intricate detailed, particular
luminous bright, en”lightened”
apathy not caring
condescend to look upon someone
empathy caring and feeling
banish to dismiss or send away
grieve to mourn over loss
ponder to think about
profound deep thoughtful
indignant angry
dilemma a serious problem
decorum a polite manner
contempt hatred, disgust
rivulet a tiny little tricky stream
hospitable a welcoming manner
console to soothe
ominous a dark foreshadowing
optimistic positive, open
pessimistic negative, pest
capsize to turn over(in liquid)
concede to give in, give up
patriarchal male based society
fledgling young bird new to flight
indigenous native to that area or land
illiterate not literate, can't read
disconsolate glum, sad, depressed
descendent individuals who will continue a legacy--children
destiny one's fate
legacy the impact one leaves behind after he or she is gone
rebellious going against, defiant, ready to fight
adversity problem, difficulty
obstinate stubborn
perverse contrary, argumentative, stubborn minded
conventional (custom) usual as in practice, normal, regular
vigil a spiritual time of “watching” and waiting
prophet someone who sees into the future and will lead
humility quiet, modest, unassertive, lack of arrogance
Created by: MDeasy
 

 



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