English Vocab

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Indifferent

Having no interest or sympathy, unconcerned.
Not caring one way or another

Benevolent

well meaning, kindly

tenacious

not easily pulled apart
determined, persistant
able to remember many things

reflect

to think seriously or reflectively

describe

to give a detailed account

characteristic

feature or quality belonging to a person, place or thing and used to identify it

melancholy

sad, gloomy, or depressed
deep sadness

alienate

to make someone feel isolated
to make someone feel unsympathetic and/or hostile

elated

very happy

demonstrate

to clearly show something by giving proof or evidence
to show or explain something

vivid

producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind

boisterous

loud and full of energy

sullen

bad tempered, untalkative, and sulky.

anguish

severe menta or physical pain and suffering

essential

absolutely necessary
extremely important

respond

to provide an answer, to say something in reply
to react

abhor

to hate, detest

brazen

excessively loud and unashamed

belligerent

wanting to fight or argue, hostile and aggressive

exalt

to think or speak highly of, to praise
to raise someone up in rank, character, or power

camaraderie

a feeling of good friendship among people in the whole group

callous

not feeling or showing concern about problems or suffering of other people

embody

to represent something in a clear and obvious way, to be a symbol or example of something
to include (something) as a part or feature

relevant

as a part or feature
closely connected

address

speak or make a speech to somebody in a formal way
to thing about and begin to deal with

support

suggest the truth of, back up

complacent

self-satisfied and arrogant, often while unaware of an existent danger

recalcitrant

rebellious, resisting authority; hard to manage or control

lethargic

having no energy, lazy

irreverent

showing a lack of respect for people or things that are that are taken seriously

judicious

having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense

intrepid

brave in the face of danger

summarize

to retell or cover the main point in a clear and short way

vague

not clearly expressed or explained
not clearly understood

thorough

extremely careful
done fully

elucidate

to clarify, explain

poignant

deeply touching, emotionally moving

enervate

to weaken, exhaust

deft

skilled, capable

explain

to give a detailed account including reasons or causes.

perceptive

sensitive
having or showing deep awareness or understanding

depraved

immoral, wicked

vehement

showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, intense

lament

the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; an expression of regret or disappointment
to mourn

explicit

very clear and complete, leaving no doubt about the meaning
directly stated

interpret

to use knowledge and understanding to see patterns in what you are reading and draw conclusions from given information

autonomous

existing or acting separately from other things or people
independent
having the power or right to govern itself

arbitrary

not planned or chosen for a particular reason
done without any concern for what is fair or right

rancor

an angry feeling of hatred or dislike for someone who has treated you unfairly

convey

to communicate by words, body movements, or appearance
to make something known to someone

effect

a change that happens when something is done; a result
a particular feeling or mood created by something

ominous

suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future

clandestine

done secretly, especially because it is illegal or immoral

macabre

disturbing and horrifying because it is related to death and injury

associate

to connect someone or something with something else in mind

imply

to strongly suggest or hint (something not clearly stated)

revel

to enjoy intensely

remorse

deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed

placate

to ease the anger of, soothe
to make someone less angry or hostile

evoke

a produce a strong feeling or memory
to cause (a particular reaction or response) to happen

infer

to figure out something that is not clearly stated using reasoning
to conclude

inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret

supplicate

ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly, especially to god

crescendo

to steady increase in intensity or volume

pious

deeply religious, devoted to a particular religion
falsely appearing to be good or moral

precarious

no safe, strong, or steady

inure

get used to something, especially something unpleasant

chimera

a thing that is honed or wished for but in fact is not real or is impossible to attain

elusive

hard to find or capture
hard to understand, define, or remember

anomaly

something that is unusual or unexpected

abate

to become weaker, to decrease in strength

presumptuous

confident especially in a way that is rude
done or make without permission, right, or good reason

respite

a short period of rest or relief from something that is difficult or unpleasant
a short delay that is allowed before an unpleasant obligation is fulfilled or a punishment is carried out

deference

behavior that shows you respect someone and are willing to accept his/her opinions or judgement

feign

to pretend

suffice

to be enough

suppress

to forcibly put an end to
to keep (something) a secret, to not allow people to know about or see (something)
to not allow yourself to feel, show or be affected by (an emotion)
to slow or stop growth, development, or normal functioning of

rebuke

to express sharp disapproval or criticism or someone because of his or her behavior or actions

decorous

socially proper, appropriate

conduit

a pipe or tube through which something passes
someone or something that is used as a way of sending something (such as information or money) from one place or person to another

voluptuous

giving pleasure to the senses

oppress

to control or rule in a harsh or cruel way
to make (someone) fell sad or worried for a long period of time

impassive

not showing emotion

indelible

not able to be forgotten or removed
making or leaving marks not easily erased

tacit

expressed without words or speech
understood or make known (as by an act or silence) though not actually expressed

glutton

a person who regularly eats and/or drinks to much

repress

to restrain (someone or something) by force
to hold in by self control
to prevent the natural or normal expression, activity, or development of
to shut out of consciousness

engender

to be the source of

collude

to work with others secretly, especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest

transmute

to change in form, nature, or substance, especially in to something higher

effulgent

shining brightly
radiating joy or goodness

assail

to violently attack with repeated thrusts or blows
(of an unpleasant feeling or sensation) to come on suddenly and strongly
to criticize strongly

consummate

to make (a marriage or romantic relationship) complete by having sex
to make (something) perfect or complete

solicitous

characterized by or showing interest or concer

ineffable

to great or extreme to be expressed or described in words

conflagration

a large disastrous fire

accost

to approach and speak to in a bold, challenging, or aggressive way

(to) abase (oneself)

to behave in a way that makes you seem lower or less deserving or respect

aggrieved

feeling anger at having been unfairly treated
having suffered unfair treatment

demure

(or a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy
not attracting a lot of attention
falsely reserved, modest, and shy; coy

contentious

causing or likely to cause an argument
(of a person) inclined to argue

sobriety

to state of not being drunk
the quality of being serious

importune

to be or urge so much as to be a nuisance

penace

voluntary self-punsishment inflicted as an outward expression of sorrow or remorse for having done wrong

pith (n), pithy (adj)

(n) the essence of something, the most important part
(adj) (of a language or style) concise but full of substance and meaning

din

a loud, unpleasant and prolonged noise

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