Sports Lit book proj

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resonate

to produce a response in somebody, especially by reminding that person of something

tangible

capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind

wince

make a face indicating disgust or dislike

ambiguous

unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation

aversion

a feeling of intense dislike

imperceptible

unnoticeable; undetectable

mauseleum

a large tomb or building

detrimental

(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury

tremulous

marked by trembling or shaking

treacherous

(adj.) likely to betray; seemingly safe but actually dangerous

elicit

to bring out; to call forth

palpable

(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized

flux

a state of continual change or movement

upheaval

a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

harbinger

something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner

implicit

implied or understood though unexpressed

rampart

a defensive structure or embankment

prudent

careful and sensible

pinnacle

peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame

surreal

resembling a dream

deterrent

something that discourages or prevents a certain action

ostracize

to exclude from a group

compensate

to make up for; to repay for services

foreboding

(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous

heinous

Very wicked, offensive, hateful

avid

enthusiastic; extremely interested

hypocrisy

pretending to be what one is not, especially to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have

commiserate

v. to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

arbitrary

chosen at random or without apparent reason

inconsolable

unable to be comforted; brokenhearted

touchstone

a standard, a test of authenticity or quality

dismissive

showing indifference or disregard

intricate

(adj) complicated; difficult to understand

synonymous

Alike or close in meaning; closely related.

inadequacy

when something is not good enough or too small in amount -noun-

incredulous

disbelieving, skeptical

unwittingly

unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly

dissipate

to thin out, drift away, or dissolve; to cause to thin out, drift away, or dissolve; to waste or squander

conspiratorily

planned together to commit something unlawful, secretly

defiant

boldly resisting authority

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