vocab test unit 3

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unit 3

animated

(adj.) Very active, lively; Full of life; Moved to action

brood

(n.) The young of certain animals, especially birds; The children in one family; (v.) To think moodily or anxiously about something

culminate

To reach a final or climactic stage

downright

(adj.) Absolute, complete, out-and-out; Frankly direct and blunt, straightforward; (adv.) Thoroughly or completely

drone

An idle person who lives off of others, a loafer; (v.) To speak in a dull, flat tone

goad

Something that encourages, urges or drives, a stimulus; (v.) To encourage or urge a person or animal to do something

indulge

To take part in pleasure; To give in to a wish or desire

ingredient

(n.) One of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula

literate

Able to read and write; Having knowledge or training

loom

(n.) A hand-operated machine for weaving fabrics; (v.) To come into view as a massive, distorted or indistinct image

luster

(n.) The quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter

miscellaneous

(adj.) consisting of different diverse things, having multiple varied qualities

oration

(n.) An elaborate or formal public speech

peevish

(adj.) Easily irritated or annoyed

seethe

To be violently excited or agitated; To be excited or disturbed

singe

A slight or surface burn, a scorch; (v.) To burn slightly, to burn at the ends or edges

unique

Being the only one of its kind

upright

(adj.) Good and honest; Vertical or straight, as in posture or position; (adv.) In an upright position or direction, vertically posed

verify

To prove to be true with evidence; To confirm

yearn

To desire strongly or persistently

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