Vocab, IN COLD BLOOD

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30 terms · Lists 3 through 5 for In Cold Blood for AP English Language and Composition

expurgated

amended by removing obscene, objective, or erroneous passages from the text

fusillade

a discharge of many firearms, simultaneously or in rapid succession

habitues

a frequenter of a particular club, restaurant, or other place of entertainment

hegira

a flight from danger

languid

slow of movement

melange

a mixture

pugnacious

eager to fight, having a quarrelsome disposition

sartorially

relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

venire

the panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected

altercations

a heated and noisy quarrel

auditors

one who examines accounts

dissociative

being separated from association

jovial

marked by hearty conviviality

ministrations

the act or process of serving or aiding

ostensibly

appearing in a professed way

pensive

engaged in deep thoughtfulness

prevalence

something that is common

sedateness

the quality of being deliberate in character or manner

vicissitudes

any change or variation in something

animosity

bitter hostility

collusion

a secret agreement between two or more persons for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose

deterrent

something that discourages someone from doing something

disregard

to pay no attention to

guise

false appearance, pretense

jaunty

crisp and dapper in appearance

malodorous

having a bad odor

phlegmatic

having a calm sluggish temperament, unemotional

progeny

a result of creative effort

unctuous

having insincere earnestness

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