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E9 Vocabulary

All Our Words

interloper someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another
precipitous extremely steep
acquiesce agree or consent by silence
discreet careful; good at keeping secrets
pungent having an intense flavor or odor
zealous marked by active interest and enthusiasm
diverting Amusing and Distracting
invariably Always
futile useless
protrude stick out
imprudent quick to act without thoughts of the consequences
surmount o conquer a problem or obstacle
recede To move back or away
ardent characterized by intense emotion
menacing threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
palatial relating to or being a large and stately residence
bleak Gloomy and depressing
lacerate cut or tear irregularly
flounder to act clumsy or confused or to struggle to move
palpable capable of being touched, felt, handled, or perceived
dread fearful expectation or worry
tantalize tease someone with a promise and then not deliver upon itt
cognizNT knowledgeable of something, especially through personal experience
SUFFICE be enough or adequate
DECREPIT beat-up from wear or age
INTERVENE o interfere in an incident for a specific purpose
begrudge to be envious of what one feels another does not deserve
ascertain Learn or discover with certainty
repugnant offensive
implore Sincerely begged
plight An unfavorable or unfortunate situation
wily Skilled at gaining an advantage
objective not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased
toil to work for a long period of time
ambiguous able to be understood in more than one way :
ominous suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future
narcissistic obsessed with one’s importance and/or physical appearance
beguile to attract or interest someone
epic immensely huge or great
odyssey a lengthy journey during which many events occur
benevolent willing to help, do good, and be generous towards people
perspective the way an individual views something
introspective tending to examine your own feelings, thoughts, or ideas
fastidious very concerned about matters of cleanliness
foster to help someone grow or develop
arrogance a rude and insulting way to act that comes from thinking you are better and more important than other people
jubilant Filled with joy
analyze to review thoroughly and carefully
depict To describe in words or pictures
disheveled not neat or tidy
luminous Giving light
civility formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech
credibility the quality of being trusted and believed in
deception misleading information
foment to stir up trouble
lucrative Producing wealth
fallacious containing a mistake
erode To destroy slowly
obfuscate to deliberately make something confusing or difficult to understand
languish to be or become weak or dull; lose strength
sear become superficially burned
inalienable not retrievable or transferable
solemn extremely somber or serious
dignity the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
mangle to mutilate or deform
subjective open to an individual’s interpretation
indignant angry about something mean or unfair
tangential not directly related to something
synthesize to combine things in order to make something new
insinuate to imply or suggest that something negative is true
perpetual continuing forever, constant, never-ending
listless without energy or spirit
diction the way in which a person speaks or writes
inextricable impossible to separate
pilfer to steal things of little values
defer hold back to a later time
fester ripen and generate pus get worse over time
permeate to pass or spread through
abstain restrain oneself from doing or enjoying
exuberant filled with energy and enthusiasm
forlorn lonely and miserable
heathen one who shows a lack of culture or belief
erratic unpredictable
bastion anything seen as preserving or protecting something
woe grief or sorrow
pernicious causing injury or ruin
bloviate to talk for a long time about nothing of importance
permeate to pass or spread through
gait way of walking or running
elude to avoid or escape from by quickness
linger To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance
plaintive Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
taut Pulled or drawn tight; not slack
facetious meant to be humorous or funny; not serious
condemn To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn
amiable being nice; displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
eccentric different from the recognized norm; different; peculiar
coquettish playful in a flirtatious manner
immense Extremely large; huge
malicious intentionally harmful
deplore To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn
grovel to be kind to someone in order to gain something
idealist someone who pursues a certain idea or goal, even when it is unrealistic
epitaph an inscription on a tomb or gravestone
domestic having to do with the home or housekeeping
reverie a mental break from reality; a daydream
valiant displaying determination or courage
boisterous Noisy, energetic, and rowd
augment to increase the size or amount of something
distinguish to recognize something or someone as being unique
prodigious impressively forceful or marvelous;
discreet careful; good at keeping secrets
nuptial wedding, marriage
chide tell somebody off; scold
confound to mix up or confuse
lament to express sorrow or regret; to mourn aloud
rancor hatred and hostility
disparage to express a negative opinion
jocund in high spirits; cheery
distraught so upset that one cannot behave normally
implore to make an important request; ask for
inundate overwhelm with things or people
pensive expressing or revealing sad thoughtfulness
Created by: MrsLander1833
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