English Vocab- Final Exam

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bounty

generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely

choler

anger; irritability

commend

to speak well or praise; to recommend

consort

to accompany or wait upon; to combine to make music

coy

artfully shy; quiet; coquettish

disparagement

to speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle; to reduce in esteem or rank

entreat

ask or keep asking earnestly; to beg or pray

fain

in a willing manner

feign

put on a false appearance; make believe or pretend

fray

a scuffle or brawl

semblance

an outward or token appearance or form that is misleading

importune

to beg; to entreat; to plead for earneastly

visage

the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance

portentous

of or relating to a portent; ominous; foreboding

jaunt

a short journey

gossamer

something (usually fabric) extremely delicate; thin, light

frivolous

lacking seriousness or sense; trivial or unimportant

truce

a suspension of hostilities for a period of time; cease-fire (peace)

naught

nothing; worthless, evil

valor

bravery or courage

untimely

not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed

minion

a servile follower or subordinate

shroud

a cloth or garment wrapped around a dead person for burial

sullen

mournful; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent

presage

to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow

peruse

to survey or examine in detail

inter

to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb, bury

ravenous

extremely hungry

impart

to make known

disconsolate

causing dejection

larceny

stealing

consternation

confusion

obscure

make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

stipulate

give a guarantee

dismal

depressing in character

denounce

to accuse or condemn openly or formally

genteel

marked by refinement in taste and manners

contemptuous

haughty or scornful

assent

expression of agreement

penitence

remorse for past conduct

burly

muscular and heavily built

countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

avarice

extreme greed for wealth or material gain

hie

to hasten; speed; go in haste

knave

a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow

pensive

thoughtful; melancholy

rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

stint

an unbroken period of time during which you do something

wherefore

why

wield

to handle a tool with ease

adept

having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

appropriate

suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

attest

authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

audacious

unrestrained by convention or propriety

bestow

give as a gift

capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

chasm

a deep opening in the earth's surface

discomfited

caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable

elocution

an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

encompass

include in scope

exacting

demanding perfection; strict

impairment

damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

imperceptible

impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

incongruous

lacking in harmony; incompatible

inexplicable

incapable of being explained or accounted for

magnanimous

noble and generous in spirit

pervade

spread or diffuse through

reticent

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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