9th Grade Final Vocab

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self-possessed

composed, calm

endeavored

attempted; struggled

duly

appropriately, properly

succession

a group of people or things arranged or following in order

migrate

to move from one country or region and settle in another

treacherous

dangerous; unstable; risky

prospects

expectations

delusion

a false belief held in spite of evidence to the contrary

infirmities

conditions or diseases producing weakness

mackintosh

a waterproof raincoat

pariah

a social outcast

romance

highly imaginative fiction

beseech

to request earnestly; beg for

contrition

sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance

defiant

boldly resisting authority or opposing force

incredulous

skeptical; disbelieving; incredible

supplication

to ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying

chivalry

courtesy towards women and the medieval principles of knighthood

promontory

an expanse of land that juts out over a body of water

buoyant

tending to float on liquid or gas; lighthearted

myriads

constituting a very large, indefinite number

convulsive

marked by or having the nature of convulsions

luminous

full of light; illuminated

poise

a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium and great coolness and composure under strain

accost

to approach and speak to in an aggressive or hostile manner

destined

determined beforehand; fated

fetter

to restrain with chains or shackles

implore

to beg; earnestly ask for

immunity

freedom from punishment, penalty, or harm

preclude

to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance

repose

to lie dead or at rest

subside

to become less agitated or active; lessen

termination

the end of something; limit or edge

virtuoso

characteristic of a person with masterly knowledge or skill

careen

to rush carelessly

doggedness

persistence; stubbornness

exotic

excitingly strange

heresy

an action or opinion contrary to what is generally thought of as right

imminent

about to occur

invalid

too ill to live a normal life

infallibility

an inability to make errors

iridescent

shining with shifting rainbow colors

precariously

insecurely; in a dangerous way

reiterate

to repeat

brevity

the quality of being breif in time; shortness

despondently

in a very discouraged or depressed manner

dispel

to scatter; drive away

egotistical

conceited; proud

enigmatic

mysterious; puzzling

harass

to persistently bother or torment

inexplicable

difficult or impossible to explain

skewed

distorted or slanted in a particular direction; unbalanced

sullen

showing irritation or unhappiness by a gloomy silence; moody

wary

cautious; watchful

affable

friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to

amenity

something that adds to one's comfort or convenience

condone

to overlook; forgive or disregard

deplorable

deeply regrettable; unfortunate

disarming

removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence

droll

amusingly odd or comical

elude

to escape, especially by means of daring, cleverness, or skill

imperative

absolutely necessary

quarry

the object of a hunt; prey

scruple

an uneasy feeling arising from one's conscience or principles

solicitously

with an expression of care or concern

stamina

physical or moral strength; endurance

tangible

capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance

uncanny

so remarkable as to seem supernatural

zealous

intensely devoted and enthusiastic

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