Vocabulary for the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Abhorrence

hate coupled with disgust

Appalled

struck with fear, dread, or consternation

Ardent

glowing or shining like fire;characterized by intense emotion

Atrocious

exceptionally bad or displeasing

Blight

something that frustrates plans or hopes

Commensurate

corresponding in size or degree or extent

Conspicuous

obvious to the eye or mind

Debasing

lowering in character, quality, or value; degrading

Dilapidate

bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse

Diligently

constant in effort to accomplish something

Dissipation

useless or profitless activity

Emaciated

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Epoch

a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

Evince

give expression to

Expedient

a means to an end;serving to promote your interest

Feasible

capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

Forte

an asset of special worth or utility

Imbue

spread or diffuse through

Impertinent

improperly forward or bold

Impropriety

an indecent or improper act

Ineffable

defying expression or description

Minute

infinitely or immeasurably small

Misnomer

an incorrect or unsuitable name

Mulatto

an offspring of a Black and a White parent

Myriad

a large indefinite number

Odiousness

the quality of being offensive

Pernicious

exceedingly harmful

Precept

rule of personal conduct

Presumptuous

assuming too much; arrogant

Quail

draw back, as with fear or pain

Reverberate

to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)

Sagacity

ability to make good judgments

Sentinel

a person employed to watch for something to happen

Urchin

poor and often mischievous city child

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