Vocab. Cartoons 1-4

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chattel

An item of personal, movable property; slave

austere

Very strict in the way one looks or acts; unadorned, severely simple and plain

lament

To express sorrow or regret; to mourn

aloof

Keeping oneself apart or at a distance; showing no interest or sympathy; distant; uninvolved

cerebral

Of or relating to the brain

incongruous

Out of place; not appropriate; unsuited to the surroundings; not fitting in

bulwark

A defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense

connoisseur

An expert, particularly in matters of art and taste

cacophony

Harsh sounds

expunge

To remove; to delete; to erase

trenchant

Cutting, sarcastic

procrastinate

To put off until a later time

roster

A list of names especially for personnel available for duty

impede

To obsruct or interfere with; to delay

migratory

Roving, wandering, nomadic

evade

To elude or avoid by cunning; to flee from a pursuer

efface

To rub away

asunder

In separate parts, apart from each other in position

incite

To arouse to action

forbear

To refrain from; to abstain

milieu

environment or surroundings

histrionic

overly dramatic, theatrical

bludgeon

a short heavy , thick club that has one end larger than the other

arduos

hard, difficult,tiresome

reminisce

the act or practice of recalling the past

opportune

occurring or coming at a good

dulcet

melodious, soft, soothing

lassitude

listlessness, torpor, weariness

coterie

a circle of close associates or friends

ambiance

mood, feeling; general atmosphere

askew

to one side; crooked; awry; a sidelong look of contempt

cranny

a small openingas in a wall or rock face

laconic

brief, using few words

aptitude

capacity for learning; natural ability

chronic

continuing for a log time

endure

o carry through despite hardships; to put up with

harrowing

extremely distressed; disturbing or frightening

irascible

easily angered, irritable

queue

to form or wait in line

roster

a list of names especially for personnel available for duty

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