World Lit I FinalVocabQuiz

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Ruthless

(adj) without mercy or pity

Purloin

(v) To steal something, esp when theft breaks ones trust

Lascivious

(adj) Provoking or exciting lust (sexual desire)

Respite

(n) a brief period of rest and recovery after something disagreeable

Grimace

(n) twisting of the face that expresses disgust or pain

Burlesque

(n) the mocking of a serious matter or style by imitating it in an unsuitable way

Trivial

(adj) lacking in seriousness, importance or value

Clairvoyance

(n) The supposed ability to see things beyond human vision

Sacrilege

(n) The violation or theft of something holy or sacred

Inscrutable

(adj) Hard to interpret because of a lack of detail

Evocative

(adj) Prompting vivid memories or images of things in the past

Reiterate

(v) To say or do something again, once or several times

Proprietor

(n) The owner of a business

Gait

(n) A way of walking, moving or running on foot

Hoarse

(adj) Having a rough, harsh, grating voice or sound

Fugitive

(n) Someone who is running away from justice, enemies or brutal treatment

Marshal

(v) To arrange things in an appropriate order so that they can be properly used

Abrupt

(adj) Sudden and unexpected; brief and making no effort to be friendly

Consternation

(n) a feeling of bewilderment and dismay, often caused by the unexpected

Immutable

(adj) Not changing or not being able to be changed

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