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Vocab terms

Grimace-N a sad , disappointed look, a frown
Wince-V to cringe or wince in pain
Tenacious-adj determined, relentless, go getting
Exuberant-adj thrilled , excited
somber- adj serious, sad
fallible--adj capable of making mistakes
Belligerent-adj ready to fight, confrontational, aggressive, angry (belli-word root means war)
Intricate- adj detailed, particular, involved (spider web)complex
Luminous- adj bright, filled with light, en”lightened” (lumin--word root means light)
apathy-N, not caring
condescend-V, to look down upon someone
empathy-N, caring and feeling
banish-V to dismiss or send out
grieve-V to mourn over loss
ponder-V to think about
profound-ADJ deep thoughtful
indignant-ADJ angry
dilemma-N a serious problem
decorum-N a polite manner
contempt-N hatred, disgust
rivulet-N a tiny little trickily stream
hospitable-ADJ a welcoming manner
console-V to soothe
ominous-ADJ a dark foreshadowing
Sub Under
Inter Within, among
De Down
Ob Away from, against
Re Again
Bio Life
Auto Self
Ject To throw or push in
Syn/Sym Same
Domin To lead
Uni One, single
Mono One, single
Du Two
Bi Two
Tri Three
Quad Four
Pent Five
Oct Eight
Dec Ten
Cent One hundred
Gen Family, life
Scrip/Scrib To write
Struc To built
Frag/Frac To break
Vis/Vid To see, look
Spec To see, look
Man(u) Hand
Ped/Pod Foot
Mitt/Miss To send
Chron/Temp Relating to time
Mob/Mot To move
Carn/Corp Flesh/Body
Port To carry
Cept To receive
Cred To believe
Ex Out
Pre Before
Post After
Trans Across
Circum Around
Dis Away from, opposite
Contr/ant(i) Against
Bene Good
Mal Bad/Evil
Apathetic Not caring
Flattering To move unsteadily, stumble, slagger
Pallid Pale, or lacking color
Spasm Movement of muscles
Cumbersome Heavy or Bulky
Disfigurement Misshapen, deformed
Semblance Appearance, likeness
Penchant A strong desire or wish to accomplish something.
Pilgrimage A lengthy journey
Convulsions Small seizures, mini violent mosions
Enamored Deeply in love with, infatuated
Raucous Raw cuss, out of control
Minutiae Tiny little details of life
Dignitaries Important people
Prowess Courage and skill
Errant Random
Tranquil Peaceful
Junket A quick trip
Gallantry A member of the elite, special people
Adulation Praise
Retribution Payback or punishment
Charisma A positive, magnetic personality, a quality of charm
Complacent Quiet, calmed, relaxed
Frail Weak
Sullen Sad, somber
Concede To give in
Vehement Like tenacious, passionate, strong
Smug Arrogant, stuck-up
Serene Tranquil, peaceful
Relentless Unceasing, unstopping
Jeer To sneer or mock, make fun of in an evil way
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(from that area) to a land or area
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 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: Astuart13
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