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Vocabulary 2018


console to soothe
rivulet a tiny little trickly stream
contempt hatred
decorum a polite manner
indignent angry
profound deep, thoughtful
condescend to look down upon someone
apathy not caring
tenacious determined
tenacious determined, relentless
fallible capable of making mistakes
faltering to move unsteadily, stumble
pallid pale or lacking color
cumbersome bulky or heavy
semblance appearance, likeness
penchant a strong desire
pilgrimage a spiritual journey
convulsions mini violent motions
enamored deeply in love with
raucous out of control, mischevious
minutiae tiny little details of life
dignitaries important people
prowess courage and skill
errant random, off topic, out of time
junket a quick trip, errand
gallantry special people, like royalty
adulation praise
retribution payback, punishment
complacent quiet, calm, relaxed
concede to give in
vehement passionate, strong
serene peaceful
jeer to sneer or mock
despondent having a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage
censure the expression of formal disapproval
haughty having disdainful or arrogant pride
incantation a series of words used to make something magic happen
mercurial changing moods quickly and often
pariah a person who is hated and rejected by other people
archaic old and no longer used, of or relating to ancient times
ostentatious displaying wealth, knowledge, etc., in a way that is mean to attract attention
capsize to turn over (in liquid)
concede to give up or give in
patriarchal men-based society
fledging young "bird", new to flight
indigenous native to an area
disconsolate glum, sad, depressed
descendent individuals who will continue a legacy
destiny one's fate
legacy the impact he or she leaves behind after they are gone
adversity problem, difficultly
obstinate stubborn
perverse argumentative, stubborn minded
conventional usual as in practice
vigil a spiritual time of "watching" and waiting
prophet someone who "sees" into the future and will lead
humility quiet, modest, lack of arrogance
Created by: Calista10