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Marino Mission CHP 7

SAT vocab from chapter seven

agile marked by a ready ability to move with a quick, easy grace
clandestine marked by, held in, or conducted with secrecy
endeavor to attempt (as the fulfillment of an obligation) by exertion of effort
crystallize to cause to take a definite form
cunning displaying keen insight
ecstatic of, relating to, or marked by ectasy (a state of overwhelming emotion, especialy rapturous delight)
hypothesis a tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical orempirical consequences; theory
preconceived to form (as an opinion) prior to actual knowledge or experience
notions a theory or belief held by a person or group
scrupulous punctiliously exact; painstaking
radical tending or disposed to make extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions
vengeance punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense
scheme a plan or program of action, especially a crafty or secret one
conjecture a conclusion deduced by surmise or guesswork
verifiable capable of being verified (to establish the truth, accuracy, or reality of)
solidarity unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards
ominously being or exhibiting an omen, especially foreboding or foreshadowing evil
monstrosity an object of great and often frightening size, force, or complexity
lavish expending or bestowing profusely
espouse to ake up and support as a cause; become attached to
rhapsody a highly emotional utterance (can also refer to a hihgly emotional literary work, etc)
understate to state or present with restraint, especially for effect
tenacity the quality or state of being tenacious (persistent in maintaining or adhering to something)
jollity the quality or state of being jolly (full of high spirits)
whimsical resulting from or characterized by whim or caprice; lightly fanciful
plaintive expressive of suffering or woe; mournful
compulsive obsessive, habitual, or irrational behavior
vehemently marked by forcful energy
talisman an object held as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
embellish to heighten the attractiveness of by adding ornamental details
narratives something that is narrated; a story
unutterable being beyon the powers of description
underscore give emphasis to, highlight
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