English Vocabulary Exam Set For The Human Comedy

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rapture

spiritual or emotional ecstacy or an expression or indication of this ecstacy

gondola

a railroad car with low sides and ends, but no top, designed for bulky freight

somnolence

a feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness

residential

local area where people live

vineyard

a plantation of grape vines

telegraph

originally, an apparatus for communication at a distance by signals

allusion

a reference in a book to words in another book

outfit

any cohesive unit such as a military company

solicitude

a feeling of excessive concern

implication

something understood without being openly or directly expressed

accumulate

to increase gradually in quantity or number

vigor

active bodily or mental strength or force

persevere

to stick with something, not to give up

dynamic

energetic or forceful

contraption

man made instrument or device

apt

bound to happen

regulation

usual, standard

hubris

exaggerated pride or self-confidence

presumptuous

overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy), bold

patronize

to treat haughtily or cooly

marvel

to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity

vicissitude

a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance, change

malicious

intended to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse

deliberate

slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved

fanfaron

a braggart

subjugate

to make submissive, to bring under control and governance as a subject

isolation

the state of being separated, alone, or solitary

premeditate

thinking about something before you do it, thought out ahead of time

extemporaneous

composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of a moment

unruly

not readily ruled, disciplined, or managed

righteous

arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality

toady

to flatter in hope of gaining favors

exertion

a laborious or perceptible effort

bewildered

perplexed or confused by a complexity, variety, or multitude of objects or considerations

proprietor

an owner, a person who has legal right or exclusive title to something

pliancy

flexable

render

to cause to be or become

contempt

disdain, the state of mind of one who despises, lack of respect or reverence for something

liable

being in a position to incur, bound to happen

improvise

to make, provide, or do with the tools and materials at hand, usually to fill an unforseen and immediate need

comrade

a friend, close companion

barracks

a set of buildings used especially for lodging soldiers in garrison

solemnity

the state of being formal or ceremonious

emphatic

uttered or marked by forcefulness as in speech

explicate

to give a detailed explaination of

dub

to call by a distinctive title, epithat, or nickname

paste

to blow or punch as with the fist

aloft

far above the ground; in the air; flying

gingham

a yarn-dyed cotton cloth, usually woven in stripes, checks, or plaids

simpleton

a person who is stupid or easily deceived; fool

duel

any contest or encounter

Rite of Passage

a ceremony marking a significant transition in a person's life

stentorian

extremely loud

soliloquy

a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections; a long speech to oneself

accelerate

to hasten the progress or development of

parable

a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle

scarce

not in large supply, not many, few; rare, not abundant, not plentiful

idlers

people who are not occupied

inhabitance

the state of living in a certain place

tidings

a piece of news

contempt

disdain

imperceptibility

the state of being not plain or distinct to the senses or the mind; not easily perceived

meek

patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment

domesticated

tame; not wild

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