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Vocabulary 2019-2020

TermDefinition
Grimace sad, disappointed look, a frozen
Tenacious determined, relentless, go getting
Exuberant thrilled, excited
Somber serious, sad
Fallible capable of making mistakes
Belligerent ready to fight, confrontational, aggressive, angry
Intricate detailed, involved
Surreal characterized by fantasy and incongruous imagery, unreal
Bedraggled messy, wiped out condition
Nape back of neck
Expound to explain, add details
Warily in a manner marked by careful caution and a watchful nature
Oxymoron two contrasting terms when place together carry a meaning
Contrasting different, apart, opposite Ex: jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly
Drone to make a monotonous low continuous sound
Monotonous no toned/pitched sound, lacking in variation
Agape with mouth wide open as in awe or wonder
Nostalgia a warm feeling remembering the past
Rail to complain bitterly
Incongruous out of place
conniving planning illegal or harmful things
indigenous native to an area
disheartened very sad and down
quiver to shiver
salvage 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 repetitive
gaunt lean and haggard because of suffering and hunger or age
haggard exhausted and unwell
cower crouch down in fear
pummel strike repeatedly with fists
sweltering unbearably hot
manacle shackle for fastening someone's hand or ankles
tranquil peaceful
shackles handcuffs, chains, ankle cuffs
redemption being saved from sin or evil
Invigorate give strength or energy to
militant aggressive in support of a social or political cause (military)
audacity willing to take bold risks
reconcile restore friendly relations
epiphany aha moment
archaic old
frugal saving, cheap
nemesis enemy
ostentatious showing off or impressing others
insolent lack or respect, rude
pious religious
futile pointless
Created by: Travis M.G.
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