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vocab

vocsb

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Tenacious-adj determined, relentless, go getting
Exuberant-ad thrilled , excited
console-V o soothe
empathetic This word describes someone who doesn’t care or feels PATHetic
belligerent this would describe someone who might punch others in the BELLy
wander This term means to think and let your mind drift, it rhymes with wander
Cumbersome This rhymes with a pinch and is a sharp pain
Disfigurement This word would describe DIGger from Red Kayak
hospitable This is a term you would use to describe someone who is very welcoming...like a nurse in a HOSPITal
ominous This word is often used in association with foreshadowing...it is a dark OMen
Enamored The Italian word for love---AMORE---is in the heart of this word
Prowess Someone with great skill would be very PROUD(rhymes with this) of his
Dignified These people are expected to act very DIGNIfiedly…but often they don’t
gloomy sonder
sinister nices
jumbo shrimp oximoron
banish except
weep delight
aggressive peaceful
contempt incontemt
enlight put down
soothe upset
resentful pleased
crusade jaunt
relaxed chaotic
de --down
ob -- away from, against
inter - within, among, between
sub --under
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
tri --three
quad --four
pent --five
oct --eight
dec --ten
cent --one-hundred
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
apathetic-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 tricky stream
hospitable-ADJ a welcoming manner
console-V to soothe
ominous-ADJ a dark foreshadowing
Faltering: (v) to move unsteadily, stumble, stagger
Pallid: (adj) pale or lacking color
Spasm: (n) sudden movement of muscles
Cumbersome: (adj) bulky or heavy
Disfigurement: (n) misshapen, deformed, in appearance
Semblance: (n) appearance, likeness
penchant: (n) a strong desire or wish to accomplish something
Pilgrimage (pg 1): a spiritual journey, a lengthy journey
Convulsions (pg2): small seizures, mini violent motions
Enamored (pg 13): deeply in love with, infatuated
Raucous (pg 20): raw cuss (noun, adj.) out of control, mischievous, chaos, out of control situation
Minutiae (pg 20): tiny little details of life… trivial details magazine, insignificant details MIN- oo--SHA
Dignitaries (pg 24): important people, people with dignity
Prowess (pg 26): courage and skill(emphasis on skill)
Errant (pg 29): random ----off topic ----out of time
Tranquil (pg 44): peaceful
Junket (pg 53): a quick trip , like an errand
Gallantry (pg 54): a member of the elite, special people, like royalty
Adulation (pg 59): praise
Retribution (pg 71): payback or punishment
charisma--N a positive, magnetic personality, a quality of charm
complacent--ADJ quiet, calm, relaxed, almost withdrawn
frail---ADJ weak
sullen---ADJ sad, somber
concede---V to give in
vehement---ADJ like tenacious, passionate, strong
smug---ADJ arrogant, stuck-up
serene---ADJ tranquil, peaceful
relentless---ADJ unceasing, unstopping
jeer---V to sneer or mock, make fun of in an evil way
optimistic --positive “open”
pessimistic ---negative, “pest”
capsize ---verb, 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 -adj, going against, defiant, ready to fight
adversity -n problem, difficulty
obstinate -adj, stubborn
perverse -adj, contrary, argumentative, stubborn minded
conventional (custom)-adj, usual as in practice, “normal”, “regular”
vigil -n, a spiritual time of “watching” and waiting
prophet -n, someone who “sees” into the future and will lead
humility - n quiet, modest, unassertive, lack of arrogance
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