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Reading Final Exam

Vocabulary for Reading

Unfortunate or unlucky accidents. mishaps
Weighted down by work, duty, or sorrow. burdened
Fancy clothing and accessories. finery
Causing worry or anxiety. worrisome
Ready to spring out, attack; existing undiscovered. lurking
Moral upright. virtuous
Punishment. retribution
Without calling attention to someone. unobtrusively
Suffering or worrying. anguish
A wonder, an unusually talented person. prodigy
Opinion about someone. reputation
Too many to be counted. innumerable
Introductory; preparatory. preliminary
Children, grandchildren, and continuing generations. descendants
Reason or motive used to hide ones real intentions. pretext
Showing sound judgement; wise and careful. judicious
Tolerant; not strict or critical. indulgent
Loving. affectionate
Few in number, not common. scarce
An interior dividing wall. partition
Devoted to learning. studious
Marked by decay or decline. decadent
Tormented by something just out of reach. tantalized
Threatening harm or evil. sinister
Agreement to a request. compliance
Able to be perceived by the senses. tangible
Not disturbed or troubled; calm. serene
Giving off light; shining; bright. luminous
In an imaginable or believable way. conceivably
Made weaker or less useful. impaired
Very harsh or strict. rigorous
Not possible to explain. inexplicable
Heavenly. celestial
Clear; plainly understood. unequivocal
Direct opposite. antithesis
Two things that seem directly at odds. paradoxes
The act of using another person for selfish purposes. exploitation
The noting of differences between things. distinctions
People who flee from their homes n times of trouble. refugees
Sad; depressed. melancholy
Sensitive; sharp. acute
Clarity; awareness of detail. distinctness
Stopped. ceased
Contempt; ridicule. derision
Energetic activity; effort. exertion
Series of planned steps. maneuver
The act of climbing or rising. ascent
The act of climbing down. descent
Keep up. sustain
Spread out widely in different directions. diffused
As a result. consequently
In the order previously named. respectively
Obviously; clearly. evidently
Skill using the hands or body. dexterity
Wealth; abundance. affluence
Favoring change in the social structure. radical
Insulting; dishonorable. degrading
Required. compulsory
Lacking in some way; inadequite. meager
Tactful; showing skill in dealing with people. diplomatic
Endless life. immortality
Legally; in a way that follows the law. legitimately
Showing a firm purpose; determined. resolute
Give evidence to prove an argument or statement false. refute
Conceal or hide. obscure
Inward looking; thoughtful. introspective
Gave up. renounced
At the same time. simultaneously
With doubt or disbelieve. incredulously
Created by: lkopp12