English: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Vocab Ch. 2/3

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diffuse

adj. not concentrated or localized; spread out over a large area

rueful

adj. mournful; expressing sorrow or regret

compulsion

n. 1) the act or state of being driven frocibly 2) an irresistible, persistent impulse to perform an act

artifical

adj. humanly contrived, though often based on a natural model

convenant

n. a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement

unscrupulous

adj. having or showing no moral integrity; not honest or fair

pique

n. a transient feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride

transfigure

adj. to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to; to transform outwardly, usually for the better

umbrage

n. offense or annoyance

insoluble

adj. 1) not capable of being dissolved in or as if in a liquid 2) impossible to solve

archetype

n. an original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype

visceral

adj. relating to inward/gut feelings instead of intellect (for example you can have a visceral reaction to something. it's an immediate gut reaction.)

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