1st semester Exams- Kline E9 vocab

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50 vocab words from Mrs.Klines E9 Semester Midterm

empathy

understanding another's thought's and feelings

frantic

wild with anger, pain, worry; frenzied

gaiety

merriment; happiness

guileless

sincere; without deceit

indifference

lack of interest; apathy

maudlin

excessively sentimental or emotional

nauseous

sickening; repulsive

nonchalant

unconcerned; indifferent

oblivious

unaware; forgetful

overwhelming

extreme;great

overt

out in the open; not hidden

petition

a document that makes a formal request

regime

a system or method of government

unanimity

total agreement

unanimous

being in complete harmony or agreement

aggressor

a person or country starting a hostile action

annals

records or documents of events

authenticate

to verify as true or genuine

bondage

slavery; serfdom

clemency

leniency; mercy

berate

to scold or criticize severely

capitalize

to take advantage of or make the most of something

commiserate

to feel sorrow or pity for; to sympathize

cope

to struggle or deal with

denial

a negative reply, refusal, or rejection

acclaim

praise, applause,or approval

acoustics

The effect of quality of sound; especially in an enclosed space

acquire

to get possesion of

acquisition

something obtained or required

audible

able to be heard

devoid

lacking; empty

errant

straying from what is correct; erring

erratic

irregular; without direction

exceptional

extraordinary; special

extrovert

an outgoing individual; a person interested in others

girder

a horizontal beam or support, usually of steel or wood

inmate

a resident in a building or institution, especially in a prison

mar

damage; ruin

reconstruction

the act of building again

renovate

to renew; to repair

impermeable

not permitting passage through

masticate

to chew

reduce

to decrease; to lessen

smock

a loose outer garment

tarnish

to discolor; to stain

atmospheric

having to do with the mass of air that surrounds the earth

bleak

barren; desolate

countless

unlimited; infinite

crescent

characterized by a curved, semi-circular shape

dismal

dreary; gloomy

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