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Mr. Schick, CAIS, English

anarchy

a state of lawlessness, confusion or disorder

ardent

passionate, enthusiastic and fiery

augment

to add to

blase

unimpressed and indifferent

desolate

without any people; dismal and devastated

embark

to start or begin

fend

to ward off or defend

panorama

an unobstructed or complete view

reception

the act or instance of receiving or meeting

rubble

broken bits and pieces

teem

to swarm, brim or overflow

tract

an area, expanse or region

vice versa

conversely, in reverse

vie

to compete for

wrangle

to argue or dispute

agile

able to move quickly and easily; flexible

audacious

bold, daring or uninhibited

crusade

a military expedition; a campaign for a cause

dub

to choose; to name

era

a period of time marked by distinct events

exceptional

unusual, extraordinary

grapple

to struggle with physically or mentally

heritage

legacy or tradition

legendary

well-known or famous

mien

manner or appearance

muse

to think about or ponder something

muster

to gather or summon

pivotal

important, vital

stamina

endurance

stance

1. an intellectual or emotional attitude towards something. 2. the position of one's feet

amiss

in a faulty way, astray, or wrong

avail

to be of use to; to help

bizarre

unusual, odd or outrageous

chastise

to criticize or discipline

contagious

easily transmittable

culminate

to come to the end or the highest point

deplore

to feel or express strong disapproval

dialect

the language specific to a group of people due to geography, society, or an occupation

hover

to suspend in air; to wait nearby

loll

to lounge; to recline

modify

to change; to amend

preposterous

foolish, absurd

spontaneous

unplanned and impulsive

subside

to lessen, diminish, decline

tedious

boring, tiring, or monotonous

balmy

soothing, refreshing and mild

citadel

a fortress or stronghold

clad

dressed, wearing

fallacy

a misleading or false belief

gingerly

cautiously or carefully

grope

to search blindly; to feel with your hands

intervene

to come between; to step in and stop

mercenary

a professional soldier hired into a foreign army

plunder

to rob; to pillage

revenue

income; earnings

rue

to feel sorrow or regret

staple

an important item or raw material

turbulent

stirred up, disturbed or chaotic

tycoon

a wealthy and powerful businessperson

vilify

to speak evil of; slander

advocate

to argue for, recommend or urge

attribute

to consider as caused by something else

capacious

spacious, roomy

conservative

favoring traditional views; against change

forfeit

to give up or surrender

humane

marked by compassion or tenderness for humans or animals

inaugurate

1. to begin, 2. to officially bring into office

liberal

1. favouring progress and reform over tradition, 2. generous

plausible

believable

recourse

the option of having someone or something for help

renown

widespread fame

servile

groveling or extremely submissive

tirade

a long, violent speech

ultimate

last, final or greatest

wage

to carry on a battle or conflict

abet

to assist, encourage or support, usually in some wrongdoing

atrocity

an appalling condition; the act of being shockingly cruel or inhumane

caption

an explanation or description for a picture

discern

to detect or perceive as separate and distinct

deploy

to spread out or move into a position of readiness

evolve

to develop over time or gradually

exemplify

to show by example, or to be an example of

fastidious

demanding, painstaking or hard to please

feasible

capable of being accomplished; possible

inventive

creative

minimize

to reduce to the smallest amount

perspective

a view, or a mental view or outlook

rebuke

to criticize sharply or disapprove of

sporadic

not happening often; occasional

voracious

marked by a large appetite for food or an activity

allot

to distribute or divide into portions or shares

assimilate

to incorporate or absorb something; to adjust to

bountiful

having a lot; plentiful

conventional

standard; ordinary

deceptive

misleading or dishonest

foster

to encourage or care for

haven

a refuge or safe place

instill

to introduce gradually; implant

memoir

a written account of one's personal life

ornate

decorated in a very fancy, flashy style

phenomenom

an observable event; something that is extraordinary

shackle

a device (usually metal) that restricts the movement of a prisoner, like handcuffs

sublime

supreme, outstanding or lofty

surpass

to exceed or go beyond

theme

1. the main subject or unifying idea 2. the music associated with a TV show or
person (short for theme song)

barter

to trade

defect

an imperfection or fault

dispatch

to send off or away

doctrine

a principle, position or belief system that is taught

embargo

a prohibition or restriction, usually of trade

flustered

put into a state of confusion

foreboding

menacing; indicating something bad is coming

formidable

causing fear or admiration

fortify

to make strong; to protect against an attack

gaunt

thin and bony

haggard

worn and wild-looking

incense

to make extremely angry; infuriate

inventory

a supply of goods or materials

overt

open and observable; obvious

susceptible

easily influenced or affected

accord

an agreement, usually a formal one

antics

playful or mischievous tricks, pranks or shenanigans

benign

1. not harmful 2. kind and generous (of a person)

bonanza

a rich harvest or a sudden good fortune

cite

to quote something as an authority

component

a part or piece of a greater whole

concept

an idea

deface

to spoil the appearance of

enigma

a puzzling situation or person

infinite

going on forever; having no boundaries

lucrative

very profitable

rational

reasonable, sensible

serene

calm and peaceful

succumb

to yield, surrender, give in

transition

a movement from one form, state, style, or place to another

apprehend

to arrest or take into custody

authority

1. power to influence how others act or think; 2. someone who has power or knowledge

conscientious

careful; well thought-out

deter

to prevent or discourage from proceeding

dire

desperate; terrible

eventful

full of events; important

excruciating

extremely intense or painful

facilitate

to assist or make easier

languish

to become weak; lose health

luminous

shining and bright

millennium

a period of one thousand years

rankle

to cause irritation or resentment

recur

to repeat or happen again

strident

harsh or grating, as in a sound

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