English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #27, 2012

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46 terms · English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #27, 2012

embody

represent, as of a character on stage

fortitude

strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

pandemonium

a state of extreme confusion and disorder. Literally, "all demons"; Literally means abode of all demons (or hell), from Greek pan-, "all," and daimon, "demon(s)."

resignation

a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign, acceptance of despair

stratagem

a maneuver in a game or conversation

stupor

marginal consciousness

tenacity

persistent determination

tribulation

an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

simile

comparison using like or as

metaphor

comparison not using like or as

personification

representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

hyperbole

extravagant exaggeration

literal

limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

figurative

not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech

imagery

writing which appeals to the five senses--touch, taste, smell, hearing, sight.

couplet

two rhyming lines

stealth

avoiding detection by moving carefully

fecund

capable of producing offspring or vegetation

diffuse

spread out

inertia

(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

prefabricated

manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere

undiversified

with no differences; all the same

disreputable

lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

repagination

renumbering the pages because of changes in the copy.

indefatigable

showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

abnegation

renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.

abject

most unfortunate or miserable

congenial

agreeable

deliberately

with intention

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

misgiving

doubt about someone's honesty, uneasiness about the fitness of an action

perturbation

a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset

pervade

spread or diffuse through

transgress

act in disregard of laws and rules

concord

a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds)

indolence

laziness

lamentation

a cry of sorrow and grief

plundering

the act of stealing valuable things from a place

subjection

the act of conquering

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

constrain

restrict

laudable

praiseworthy

pusillanimous

lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution

rapacious

excessively greedy and grasping

venerated

worthy of adoration or reverence

voluble

marked by a ready flow of speech

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