Shannon - Bird Junior Vocab for Final

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accoutrement

(n) - additional items of dress or equipment or other items carried by a person for use in a particular activity

austere

(adj) - severe in manner

bigotry

(n) - the acts of beliefs of an intolerant or prejudiced person

chastise

(v) - to reprimand severly

clamorous

(adj) - a loud and confused noise

dallying

(v) - to act playfully; to deal lightly

depict

(tr. vb) - to represent by; to describe

elegy

(n) - a poem of serious reflection

ideology

(n) - a system of ideas and ideals

intermittent

(adj) - coming and going intervals; not continuous

lure

(v) - an inducement to pleasure or gain

patriarch

(n) - the male head of a family tribe; senior figure

pneumatic

(adj) - containing or operated by air or glass under pressure

protuberant

(adj) - protruding; bulging

proletariat

(n) - working-class people, regarded collectively

remonstrance

(n) - an earnest presentation for opposition or grievance

sanguine

(adj) - of or relating to blood OR confident or optimistic

tedious

(adj) - too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous

timorously

(adj) - showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence

vague

(adj) - not clearly expressed; not having a precise meaning

vexation

(n) - the state of being annoyed; an irritation

vile

(adj) - morally despicable; disgusting or utterly bad

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