Vocabulary Unit 1

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Glean

Verb. To collect or gather anything little by little; to gather what is left by reapers.

Teeming

Adjective. Abounding or swarming with something.

Indolence

Noun. The quality or state of being insolent. Slothful; avoiding exertion.

Unbidden

Adjective. Not ordered or commanded, spontaneous; uninvited.

Obscure

Not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague or uncertain, hard to perceive.

Metaphysical

Adjective. Of the nature of metaphysics. A branch of philosophy.

Feint

Noun. A movement made to deceive an adversary.

Patter

Verb. To make a rapid succession of light taps.

Pallor

Noun. Unusual or extreme paleness from fear, death, or illness.

Elusive

Adjective. Eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; cleaverly or skillfully evasive.

Indifferent

Without interest or concern; not caring, apathetic, disinterested

Raucous

Adjective. Harsh; grating; rowdy; disorderly

Perpetual

Adjective. Continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.

Castigate

Verb. To criticize or repremand seriously; to punish in order to correct.

Errant

Adjective. Deviating from the regular or proper course, straying.

Panoply

Noun. A wide-ranging and impressive array.

Atomize

Verb. To reduce to atoms, fine particles, or a spray; to destroy.

Palpitate

Verb. To pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease.

Infinitesimal

Adjective. Indefinitely small; minute.

Abyss

Noun. A deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity.

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