A Separate Peace

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40 terms · vocabulary list for A Separate Peace

tacit

adj. understood or implied without being stated

contentious

adj. causing or likely to cause controversy; controversial

forlorn

adj. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely

inveigle

v. persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery

consternation

n. feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected

rhetorically

adv. spoken in a manner not intended to elicit a reply

formidable

adj. extremely impressive in strength or excellence

chronic

adj. persisting for a long time or constantly recurring

resonant

adj. deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring

indignant

adj. feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment

enmity

n. a state of deep-seated ill-will

indiscriminately

adv. done at random or without careful judgement

latent

adj. hidden; concealed

listlessly

adv. lacking energy or enthusiasm

reverie

n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream

exhorted

v. strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something

vindicated

v. clear (someone) of blame or suspicion

idiosyncratic

adj. peculiar or individual

turbid

adj. (of a liquid) cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter

impinge

v. have an impact, esp. a negative one

encumbrance

n. a burden or impediment

reticent

adj. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily

poignance

n. a keen sense of sadness or regret

sustenance

n. food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment

multifariously

adv. in diverse ways

presaged

foreshadowing; warning of, predicting

austerity

n. sternness or severity of manner or attitude

querulous

adj. complaining in a petulant or whining manner

rejoinder

n. a reply, esp. a sharp or witty one

primevally

adv. belonging to the earliest ages; ancient

deluded

v. deceive ; fool

fortitude

n. courage in pain or adversity

incredulously

adv. with doubt or disbelief

indictment

n. an accusation of wrongdoing

pontiff

n. the pope

impervious

adj. not allowing fluid to pass through

animosity

n. strong hostility

bellicose

adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

cache

n. a secret store of valuables or money

encroachment

n. the act of advancing beyond proper, established, or usual limits

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