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tom sawyer vocab.

tom sawyer vocab

WordDefinition
perplexed sentence: She was perplexed by her husband's moodiness. of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled
alacrity sentence: She accepted the invitation with alacrity. brisk and cheerful readiness
frivolity sentence:Rules to stop frivolous lawsuits. not having any serious purpose or value
Sagacity sentence: A man of great political sagacity. the quality of being sagacious
furtive sentence:they spent a furtive day together | he stole a furtive glance at her. attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive
accouterments sentence: the accoutrements of religious ritual. additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity
Derision sentence: my stories were greeted with derision and disbelief. contemptuous ridicule or mockery
morosely sullen and ill-tempered.
shorn sentence: they were shorn of their hair ( be shorn of) have something cut off
Ambuscade sentence: ambuscaded thousands might swarm up over the embankment. attack from an ambush.
effusion sentence: a massive effusion of poisonous gas. noun an instance of giving off something such as a liquid, light, or smell
mortified sentence: she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
Adamantine sentence: adamantine chains unbreakable
adherent sentence: he was a strong adherent of monetarism. someone who supports a particular party, person,or set idea
fetters sentence: he lay bound with fetters of iron. a chain and manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles
Melancholy sentence: the dog has a melancholy expression. a deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. • another term for melancholia (as a mental condition)
abash sentence: she was not abashed to be caught. cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
facetious treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
Tranquilly sentence: her tranquil gaze free from disturbance; calm
ostentation sentence: the office was spacious, but without any trace of ostentation. pretentious and vulgar display, esp. of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice
Created by: purplepeace