Writer's Workshop Final

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Mrs. Spurlock 11-12 final- GHS

disingenuous

not straightforward or candid(honest); crafty (sneaky)

benevolence

an inclination to do kind or charitable acts; an act of generosity.

affable

easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable; gracious

peeve

cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful, a resentful mood -- in a peeve

rhetorical question

question that is not supposed to be answered

paroxysm

a sudden outburst of emotion or action. medicine - a sudden attack

feckless

feeble or ineffective; careless and irresponsible

copacetic

very satisfactory; agreeable, all right, cool

excoriate

to denounce or berate severely flay verbally; to strip off or remove the skin from.

kerfuffle

a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views

auteur

a filmmaker, usually a director whose individual style makes it unique ex:Tim Burton

imminent

about to occur

eminent

towering above others; of high rank, station or quality; note worthy

deference

courteous regard for people's feelings; a courteous expression of regard -- empathy

nuance

a subtle or slight degree of difference

nugatory

of little or no consequence; invalid, nonbinding (in a legal sense) null and void

vet

to subject to thorough evaluation or examination; to check for accuracy

somnambulist

someone who walks about while asleep

ubiquitous

being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time

foment

to promote the growth or development of - to rouse or incite (the hunger games fomented the uprising in the districts)

machination

the act of plotting; a crafty or cunning scheme - a secret scheme to do something especially underhanded or illegal

doggedness

stubbornness persistent

troglodyte

a member of any various people who lived in caves; a person characterized by reclusive (hermit) - or out of date; out of touch

reverence

a feeling of profound awe and respect often love state of being revered

revered

to regard with deference; awe and devotion; to worship

perfidy

deliberate breach of trust, the act of treachery - willful deception

schadenfreude

enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others; malicious joy in the misfortune of others

epithet

a term used to characterize a person or thing; an abusive word or phrase meant to demean someone or something - also a nickname

ogle

to look at or stare in an amorous manner

skulduggery

verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you; underhanded behavior - also a devious device or trick

fatuous

lacking in seriousness; vain and silly, unconsciously foolish, stupid

profligate

(adj)reckless, wistful; unrestrained by conventions or morality ----(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer

cadge

to beg or to get by begging

brazen

behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable -- marked by bold and arrogant behavior

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