Native son vocab

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Avert

turn away or aside

shrilly

high-pitched and piercing in sound quality

helligerently

aggresively

prophesy

To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.

gallows

instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging

graft

obtaining money or power through illegal activities

plumage

feathers of a bird

deference

a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

pensive

dreamily thoughtful

sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

adulation

servile flattery

regal

majestic, stately, princely, august

translucent

allowing light to pass through

placid

calm; peaceful

impelled

Moved; forced

mollifying

soothing

drone

talk in a monotonous voice

icredulous

showing unbelief

giddy

having or causing a whirling sensation

gingerly

with extreme care or caution

envelop

enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

pinnacle

(architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower

lynch

kill without legal sanction

abashment

feeling embarrassed due to modesty

molten

reduced to liquid form by heating

exert

put to use

impalpable

not perceptible to the touch

latent

not presently active

frank

clearly manifest

iota

a very small part or quantity

feebly

weakly

lurid

shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke

comrade

a fellow member of the Communist Party

repulsive

so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

slander

charge falsely or with malicious intent

smoldering

burning slowly without flame

acrid

harsh or corrosive in tone

impulse

the act of applying force suddenly

unfathomably

Difficult or impossible to understand

woefully

in an unfortunate or deplorable manner

leer

a suggestive or sneering look or grin

mammoth

so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth

mystic

mysterious or strange

aspiration

a will to succeed

vigilante

member of a vigilance committee

proprietor

(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

oblong

deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

insistent

persistently continual

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