ENG3A Level G Midterm Exam List

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belabor

to work excessively

germane

relevant, appropriate

taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

accost

to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

maelstrom

a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence or destruction

pejorative

tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement

credence

belief, mental acceptance

nefarious

wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

utopian

founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

atrophy

the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure

jocular

humorous, jesting, jolly, joking

pecuniary

consisting of or measured in money; related to money

fecund

fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive

ignominy

shame and disgrace

ubiquitous

present or existing everywhere

diatribe

a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

motif

a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

sylvan

pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; woody

furtive

done slyly and stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

misanthrope

a person who hates or despises people

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