Anthem Vocab Words

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These terms are for the Anthem test for students in PRE- AP English, and are in Ms. Lockwood's class.

abyss

Bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth

advocacy

Support of an idea or cause

approbation

Official approval, praise, commendation

atone

To make amends

baseness

The quality of lacking higher values

defile

To make dirty, to desecrate, to pollute

depravity

Moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act

discern

To differentiate between two or more things

ecstasy

Extreme happiness

fluid

Smooth and effortless

furrow

To make wrinkles or grooves

heedless

Disregarding, thoughtless

illustrious

Notably outstanding, famous

infamous

Having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad

lassitude

Feeling of weariness; fatigue

perishable

Likely to decay or to spoil

portal

A doorway (especially a large one)

raze

To completely destroy

revere

To honor, to regard with respect

sieve

A utensil for sifting or straining

submissive

Yielding or surrendering oneself to the will of another

tarry

To delay in coming or going, to linger

vindictive

Revengeful, spiteful

virtuous

Having excellent morals; righteous

whim

A sudden and impulsive action

utopia

An ideal or perfect society

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