English - Ms. Grenert - Red Badge of Courage - Vocabulary - Chapter 1 - 6

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reluctant

unwilling and hesitant, not inclined

resolute

purposeful, determined and unwaivering

affront

an action or remark that causes outrage or offense

monotonous

dull, tedious and repetitious

dexterous

demonstrating skill, especially with hands

serene

calm, peaceful

obscurity

the state of being unknown, inconspicuous

subdued

overcome, to bring under control

despondent

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

pity

Sympathetic or Kindly sorrow evoked by the suffering

absurd

wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate

profound

very great or intense

insolent

showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect

prophetic

Accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future

exasperated

irritate intensely; infuriate

appalling

awful; terrible

composite

made up of various parts or elements

faltering

start to lose strength or momentum

potent

having great power, influence, or effect

vindictive

Having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge

formidable

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

discerned

Perceive or recognize (something)

impending

about to happen

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