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vocabulary 2019

mal evil
ob against
corntr/anti against
bene good
post after
circum around
anim life, spirit
pre before
ex out
dis away from, opposite
port to carry
mot/ mob move
chron/ temp relating to time
mitt/ miss to send
Grimace- disappointed look, a frown
Wince- to cringe or wince in pain
Tenacious determined, relentless, go getting
Exuberant thrilled , excited
somber- serious, sad
fallible- capable of making makes mistakes
Belligerent ready to fight, confrontational, aggressive, angry (belli-word root means war
Intricate detailed, particular, involved (spider web)complex
Luminous bright, filled with light, en”lightened” (lumin--word root means light)
surreal characterized by fantastic and incongruous imagery
bedraggled in a messy or wiped out conditio
nape noun the back of the neck
expound to explain, add details
warily in a manner marked by careful caution and a watchful nature
oxymoron- two conflicting or contrasting terms when placed together carry a meaning (jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, awfully good)
drone to make a monotonous low continuous sound
agape with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
nostalgia a warm feeling remembering the past
rail- to complain bitterly
conniving planning or involved in conspiring to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful
indigenous native to an area
disheartened very sad and down
quiver to shiver
salvage to save
brusque- brief, rude, abrupt
retribution punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act
shroud a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial
barrage a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area , or to spread a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area
redundant repeated or repetitive
empathy the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, on a profound level since you KNOW the experience
gaunt lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age.
cower crouch down in fear.
pummel strike repeatedly with the fists.
sweltering unbearably hot
tranquil peaceful
manacle shackle for fastening someone's hands or ankles.
redemption the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil
invigorate give strength or energy to.
militant combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods
audacity a willingness to take bold risks.
reconcile restore friendly relations between.
epiphany the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).
archaic very old or old-fashioned.
frugal sparing or economical with regard to money or food.
archaic very old or old-fashioned.
nemesis the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.
insolent showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.
pious devoutly religious.
futile incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
Created by: Yves1114
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