Vocabulary for PEAK by ROLAND SMITH

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PEAK Vocabulary list, 45 words

ascent

act of moving upward; an upward slope

precarious

fraught with danger

pelting

beating against

audacious

disposed to venture or take risks

alledged

apparently, without proof

enunciating

announcing or proclaiming; speaking very clearly

elicited

To draw a response from someone

demeanor

behavior

stupor

dulled state of mind or senses

remorseful

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

increduously

unbelieving

unwavering

marked by firm determination or resolution

duress

compulsion by threat; forcible confinement

wherewithal

resources needed for a purpose

begrudgingly

reluctantly

concurred

Agreed

mellowed

having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

reevaluate

revise or renew one's assessment

cringed

to move or flinch slightly because of discomfort or fear

underestimated

miscalculated

undisclosed

not made known

concierge

a person whose job is to look after the business and personal services of customers. Concierges are commonly found in expensive apartment buildings, in hotels, or in very large companies. 363

pandemonium

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

auspicious

promising success

flourish

to be successful, wave dramatically, a showy gesture

disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

surly

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

pristine

immaculately clean and unused

auspicious

tending to favor or bring good luck

poignant

deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell

cairn

a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path

balaclava

cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face

belligerently

hostile or aggressive: hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war

garish

dressed too brightly: wearing clothing or makeup that is extremely brightly colored

daunting

disheartening: likely to discourage, intimidate, or frighten somebody

debilitated

weakened: with reduced strength or energy as a result of illness or physical exertion

vigil

night watch: a period spent in doing something through the night, e.g., watching, guarding, or praying

disperse

to drive or send off in various directions; scatter

blindsided

The side away from which one is directing one's attention.

devastated

upset enormously: to shock or upset somebody greatly, made uninhabitable

enmeshed

catch in entanglement: to entangle somebody or something in something from which it is difficult to be extricated or ...

efficiency

skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort

elusive

skillful at eluding capture, be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind

blanch

To take the color from, a physiologic phenomenon whereby the skin appears whitish ...

denouncement

To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible.

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