English 10 Vocab 5

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Desolate (adj.)

barren or laid waste; deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; solitary; lonely

Elusive (adj.)

clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define;

Tentative (adj.)

experimental; unsure; uncertain; hesitant

Tumult (n.)

violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar; riot

Portentous (adj.)

ominously significant or indicative; momentous

Irreverent (adj.)

disrespectful

Vicarious (adj.)

taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute

Rancor (n.)

bitter; hatred;

Formidable (adj.)

causing fear, apprehension, or dread; difficult to defeat

Indiscernible (adj.)

that cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible

In cahoots

in partnership; in league

Garrulous (adj.)

excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner

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