Vocab 1

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Edifice

a large, imposing building. Though the ______ was rather intimidating, they still entered.

Sepulchers

tomb. Just inside the cemetery gates were a series of small ______.

Allot

give something to someone as a share or task. In a will, land is ______ed to each person in the family.

Throng

a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals. There was a ______ of fans waiting outside of the church in Kennebunkport where Taylor Swift filmed her music video.

Inauspicious

not conducive to success. "Well that's ______," he thought to himself as a step halfway through the rickety bridge fell hundreds of feet into the water below.

Congenial

pleasant, nice. Her ______ ways helped her make friends.

Ponderous

dull, laborious, or excessively solemn. A prisoner's walk to death row is often ______.

Undutiful

not obediently fulfilling one's duty. Fred was kicked out of the army because of his ______ behavior.

Physiognomies

a person's facial features or expression. She was amazed by the odd ______ of the men.

Intervolutions

the state of being coiled. The anaconda's coils made ______ around Fred.

Improprieties

something that is not proper (noun form of improper). She was kicked out of the debutante ball because of her extraordinary ______.

Ignominy

the act of public shame or disgrace. Hester was sentenced standing up on the platform, which was a punishment in the form of ______.

Heterogeneous

diverse. The largest school in inner city New York is far more ______ than Gorham High.

Sagacity

good judgment. Atticus Finch is known for his ______.

Obstinacy

stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion. Even after the lengthy debate, Jack's ______ remained.

Visage

face. Her ______ was sharp and angled.

Mien

a person's look or manner. Cathy's friendly ______ led to people sharing lots of secrets with her.

Purport

appear or claim to be or do something, esp. falsely. He ______ed to being a genius.

Evanescent

soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. The ______ sunshine caused a pink hue on the clouds.

Eloquence

fluent or persuasive speaking or writing. Her ______ made up for the fact that all her opinions were radical and hard to grasp.

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