TKM: Vocab Test

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Includes words from chps. 1 -11 and the ones on the board

Assuaged

to lessen or to calm

Apothecary

an early form of a pharmacists that could prescribe drugs

Taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

Imprudent

to be shamelessly bold

Malevolent

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others

Predilection

preference/ preferred way of doing something

Piety

devotion and reverence to God

Chattels

Slaves

Seceded

to break away

Illicitly

doing something improper

Covey

a group

Vexations

irritations; annoyances

Sojourn

a brief visit

Catawba

caterpillars that highly prized by fisherman in the Southern U.S

Irked

annoyed; bothered

contemptuous

to have the feeling someone or something is beneath you

diminutive

smaller than ordinary

onslaught

violent attack

fractious

mean or cross

begrudge

to resent another's success; to envy

furor

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

auspicious

favorable

ethical

adhering to ethical and moral principles

quelling

to quiet; to reduce

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

benign

kind and gentle

tacit

an agreement that has been silently agreed upon

cordiality

friendliness; warmth of regard; amiability

placidly

calmly, quietly

asinine

stupid or silly

edification

education; instruction

ensuing

following immediately and as a result of what went before

prowess

superior skill or ability

ramshackle

appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky

malignant

deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious

waning

becoming less bright, intense, or strong

desolate

empty

perpetual

lasting forever

cleaved

stuck

vigil

a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

tarnished

corroded, discolored; discredited, disgraced

palate

The roof of the mouth

meditative

to reflect upon something, or think about it

aberrations

deviations from the norm

perpetuated

to carry out

caricature

an exaggerated portrayal of one's features

perplexity

trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

bade

to command; order; direct

libel

harming someone's reputation

inordinately

too great or too many

ingenuous

innocent and naive

analogous

comparable; similar

innate

natural part of something else

deportment

Behavior

impaired

diminished in strength, quality, or utility

tarried

delayed; waited

invective

abusive language

inconspicuous

not prominent or readily noticeable

rudiments

fundamentals, basics

tartly

sharply

mausoleum

a large burial chamber, usually above ground

peril

danger

vehemently

with intense emotion

articulate

express or state clearly

passe

old-fashioned

apoplectic

to behave as if one is on the verge of a stroke

umbrage

offense, resentment

interdict

to forbid, prohibit

guff

empty or foolish talk

viscous

sticky

redundant

needlessly repetitive

duration

length of time something lasts

homage

honor; tribute; great respect

nemesis

enemy

stoic

a stoical person; not showing passion or feeling, indifference, impassive

veri-

Truth

motif

A recurring theme, subject or idea

laud

praise, glorify, or honor

deft

Skillful, nimble

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