English Vocab (43-84)

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congeal

to thicken, gel/clot

dominate

to rule or control by superior power, by force

relentlessly

not letting up, harsh, persistant

plaque

a flat, inscribed piece of wood or metal..commemorates an event

quarantine

any isolation imposed to kepp contagious diesease from spreading

sanctity

holiness/sacredness

cauldron

a large kettle orboiler

reprieve

to postpone an execution, temporary relief

writhe

to twist or turn, squirm,

interlude

anything that fills time between two events - intermission

gallows

upright frame with crossbeam and a rope, for hanging

manacle

a handcuff or restraint

cleft

an opening or hollow, splut, seperation

raucous

loud and rowdy

officiant

trying to be helpful but really not. negative/overbearing

benediction

a blessing

implore

to ask earnestly for, beg, urge

lamentation

a cry of saddness

mirage

an optical illusion caused by refraction of light, not cleary defined.

countenance

facial expression

atonement

to make amends, repar

anguish

great mental/physical pain

stature

standing height, level of attainment/achievement

inerminable

lasting or seeming to last forever

emaciated

very thin due to lack of adequate food

wallow

to roll about/indlge oneslef fully, to involve/dwell

meager

thin, poor, inadequare, scarse

crucible

a severe/intense trial or test

derision

to laugh at in scorn, ridicule, mockery

dysentery

intestinal inflammation, intest abdominal pains

balm

a healing ointment or oil

fortnight

a time frame of 2 weeks

foretold

to tell/indicate beforehand/predict

annihilate

to destroy completely

knell

slow ringing of a bell..ominous...usually have to do with funeral bells

relentless

harsh/pityless

falter

to move unsteadily, stumble

encumbrance

to hold back the motion or action f; hinder

vitality

power to live, endure

robust,

strong/healthy

tether

rope/chain to keep something in place

livid

discolored by bruise

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