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Black Boy Vocab (8)

-Contrite (adj.) Feeling or expressing remorse or regretful; affected by guilt
-Relent (v) Abandon a harsh intention or cruel treatment
-Jauntily (adv) Doing something in a lively, cheerful manner.
-Emulate (v) Imitate but also try to be better
-Implacable (adj) Unstoppable; not able to be placated
-Flay (v) To criticize
-Guise (n) A disguise to hide the true nature of something (concealing)
-Empathic (adj) Showing or giving emphasis
-Fiat (n) A formal authorization or decree
-Bicameral (adj) Having two branches or chambers (politic)
-Assail (v) Make a violent attack on (usually with words)
-Gall (n) Bold; an annoyance
-Peevish (adj) Easily irritated
-Gainsay (v) Deny or contradict
-Bipartisan (adj) Involving the agreement of 2 political parties
-Doggerel (n) A dirty joke
-Copious (adj) Abundant in supply or quantity
-Ebb (n) The movement of the tide out to sea.
-Gratuitous (adj)Done w/out any good reason/purpose & often hvin harmful effect
-Biennial (adj) Taking place every other year
-Antebellum (adj) Occuring or existing before a war.
-Epiphany (n) A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
-Evanescent (adj) Quickly fading or disappearing
-Pecuniary (adj) Relating to money
Created by: Melissa978