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The Pearl VTHS Girls

Vocabulary for the Pearl for Regular English at VTHS Girls

TermDefinition
covey small flock of birds
feinted pretended to attack
pulque fermented drink made in Mexico
plaintively in a way that sounds sad and mournful
Bougainvillea flowering tropical vine or shrub
avarice greed; eagerness for riches
indigent needy; very poor
suppliant humble; imploring
judicious wise
residue something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of
lucent softly shining; translucent; clear.
disparagement something that derogates or casts in a bad light
subjugation bringing under control; enslavement
countenance appearance, especially the look or expression of the face
benign having a kindly disposition; gracious, showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness
coagulate to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal
lethargy the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity
escarpment a long, precipitous, cliff-like ridge of land or rock
petulant moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
covert thick undergrowth where animals hide
germane pertinent; important to the topic at hand
sentinel one who guards or keeps watch
guttural having a harsh, throaty sound
deft skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
semblance an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
disparage express a negative opinion of
malignant dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
stalwart having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
tithe the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy, or the same amount regarded as an obligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood, or the like
succumb consent reluctantly
Created by: lfriedman
 

 



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