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Vocab #4

Their Eyes Were Watching God

boisterously noisily, energetically, and cheerfully; rowdily
conjecture an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
coquetry flirtatious behavior or a flirtatious manner
cowed caused (someone) to submit to one's wishes by intimidation
delegate entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself
desecrate treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate
disposition a person's inherent qualities of mind and character
dissolution the closing down or dismissal of an assembly, partnership, or official body
ecstatic feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement
elude evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way
eulogy a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, typically someone who has just died
gallantry courageous behavior, esp. in battle
hyperbole exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
inaudible unable to be heard
incredulous (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something
indignant feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment
irked irritate; annoy
lacerate deeply cut (something, esp. flesh or skin) or wound
languid (of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed
malice the intention or desire to do evil; ill will
pacifying calming the anger, agitation, or excitement of
persistent continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
portly (esp. of a man) having a stout body; somewhat fat
premises a house or building, together with its land and outbuildings, occupied by a business or considered in an official context
pugnacious eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight
remorseless without regret or guilt
resignation the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable
scant barely sufficient or adequate
surly bad-tempered and unfriendly
tangible perceptible by touch; clear and definite; real
treacherous hazardous because of presenting hidden or unpredictable dangers
vigorously strongly, energetically
Created by: Elijher



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