English 9-2

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2nd 9 weeks

solvent

able to pay all debts

bereavement

state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved

chronic

long established as a disease

droll

queer and amusing

glib

fluent, facile, slick

eccentric

irregular, odd, whimsical

ordinance

decree

magnitude

greatness; extent

rhapsodize

to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

conveyance

vehicle; transfer

brandish

wave around; flourish

superimpose

place over something else

appropriate

take possession of for one's own use

ire

openly displayed anger

demure

serious; grave

flaunt

display ostentatiously

glaze

cover with a thin and shiny surface

maul

handle roughly

torso

trunk of a statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk

chronological

arranged in the order of time

corroborate

to strengthen or make more certain with other evidence

anecdote

a short account of an event intended to illustrate some point

ravenous

very hungry

archaic

primitive, ancient, old

bias

prejudice

prelude

an introductory performance or event

rhetorical

using an expression to convey a message

analogy

a similarity beween like features of two things, comparison

fallacy

a deceptive, misleading, or false noton or belief

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