English Poetry Vocab

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Bequeath

v leave something in ones will to be given after ones death

Conundrum

n a puzzle

emulate

v to imitate something admired

gullible

adj easily fooled

jubilant

adj ecstatic, delighted, rejoicing

benignity

n compassion gentleness fondness

contusion

n a bruise

emerge

v to come out appear

jollity

n gaiety, happiness

nonentity

n a person of no importance, not famous

pinnacle

n topmost point

referendum

n public vote

gullibility

n unwariness, trustfulness, being easily fooled

suspect

adj possibly dangerous or false

wistful

adj melancholy, pensive, expressing a longing for

nondescript

adj having no special features, dull and ordinary

pillage

v to plunder

redundant

adj unnecessary, superfluous

susceptible

adj vulnerable

wispy

adj flimsy, frail, delicate

passive

adj accepting or allowing what happens to others without active response or resistance

regale

v to entertain or amuse

gregarious

adj of a person, fond of company, sociable

loquacious

adj talkative

polemical

adj of or relating to, strongly critical or controversial speech

incendiary

adj flammable, combustible, provocative, subversive

stalwart

adj, staunch, loyal committed

peckish

adj (informal) hungry

prodigious

adj vast enormous huge

indebtedness

n gratitude, thankfulness

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