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Marino Mission CHP 2

SAT vocab from chapter two

QuestionAnswer
genial marked by sympathy or friendliness; kindly
affable being pleasant and at ease talking to others
harvor to hold a thought or feeling of
pique to excite or arouse by a provocation, challenge, or rebuff
punctuate to break into or interrupt at intervals
extenuating to mitigate;to lessen or try to lessen te seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses
evoke to call forth or up; conjure
innate existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth
rapport relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity
procure to get possession of; obtain by particular care and effort
arid excessively dry
utopia a place of ideal perfection
garish offensively or distressingly bright; glaring
crass having or indicating such grossness of mind as precludes delicacy and discrimination
voluminous having or marked by great volume or bulk
oblivious lacking active conscious knowledge or awareness
emittered having bitter feelings
emissary one designated as the agent of another
vivid producing a strong or clear impression on the senses; sharp, intense
cartographer one who makes maps
foreboding to have an inward conviction of (as coming ill or misfortune)
encompasses to form a circle about, enclose
perplexed filled with uncertainty; puzzled
oration speech; an elaborate discourse delivered in a formal and dignified manner
unyielding not yielding (to surrender or relinquish to the control of another)
undermine to weaken or ruin by degrees
strife an act of contention; fight, struggle
interlocutor someone who takes part in a dialogue or conversation
portentously something that foreshadows a coming event
intrminable having or seeming ot have no end
enveloped to enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
remote isolated, secluded, far from activity
verdant green with growing plants
prompt TO MOVE TO ACTION; INCITE
peruse to examine or consider with attention and in detail; study
legitimacy the quaity or state of being legitimate (being exactly as purposed, neither spurious nor false)
perfunctory characterized by routine or superficiality
profoundly characterized by intensity of feeling or quality
sarcastically having the character of sarcasm (a mode of satirical wit depending on its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is uaully directed against an individual)
admonish to express warning or disapproval especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitious manner
nondescript lacking distinctive or iteresting qualities; dull
colossal of abulk, extent, power, or effect approaching the stupendous or incredible
austere stern and cold in appearance or manner
collaborator co-worker, colleague; a person working jointly with others, especially in an intellectual endeavor
portal a door or entrance, espeially a grand or imposing one
vast very great in size, amount, deree, or intensity, especially in extent or range
torpid lacking in energy or vigor
charismatic having, exhibiting, or based on charisma (a special magnetic charm or appeal)
potentate one who has the power and position to rule over others; a monarch
supple able to perform bending or twisting movements with ease and grace
captivate to influence and dominate b some special charm, art, or trate and with an irresistible appeal
precarious characterized by a lack or security or stability that threatens with danger
contiguous touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence
periphery the external boundary or surface of a body
periodically occurring or recurring at regular intervals
presiding occupying a place of authority, acting as president, chairman, or moderator
rambled to talk or write in a long-winded, wandering fashion
rousing giving rise to excitement; stirring
preempted to take the place of
comparatively considered as if in comparison to something else; relatively
compelling demanding attention
arduous hard to accomplish or achieve
formidable causing fear, dread, or apprhension
assiduous marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application
fortitude strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or adversity with courage
awestruck filled with wonder
cordial warmly and genially affable
articulate expressing oneself readily, clearly, or effectively
earning to long persistently, wistfully, or sadly
compassionately having or showing compassion (sympathetic consciousness of others' distress, together with a desire to alleviate it)
coerce to compel to an act or choice
exasperated irritated or annoyed
empathetic being understanding of, aware of, and sensitive to the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another
forlorn being in poor condition; miserable
foster to promote the growth or development of
redeeming to relese from blame or debt
grievance a cause of distress (as an unsatisfatory working condition) felt to afford reason for complaint)
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