English Midterm Vocab

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Nuptial

of or relating to a wedding

Linger

leave slowly and hesitantly

Dowager

a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

Vexation

the act of troubling or annoying someone

Beguile

to deceive; to charm; to enchant

Extenuate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

Tempest

a violent storm

Feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

Gallant

unflinching in battle or action

Extemporaneous

with little or no preparation or forethought

Discretion

the trait of judging wisely and objectively

Brawl

a noisy quarrel or fight

Shrewd

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Revel

celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking

Languish

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

Vile

thoroughly unpleasant

Virtuous

of moral excellence

Prologue

an introduction to a play

Commend

express approval of

Confound

mistake one thing for another

Preposterous

crazy

Spurn

reject with contempt

Jowl

a jaw, esp. the lower jaw.

Dote

To show excessive love or fondness

Solemn

serious; grave

Paragon

an ideal instance

Abridge

to make shorter

Mar

make imperfect

Thistle

prickly plant

Habitation

the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men)

Transfigure

change completely the nature or appearance of

Mirth

happiness

Consecrate

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

Mantle

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Woe

intense mournfulness

Allot

allow to have

Amass

collect or gather

Audacious

Bold, adventurous, recklessly daring

Revelant

similar

Tether

restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

Unison

n. a sounding together, agreement or accord

Vie

compete for something

Willful

by conscious design or purpose

Incapacitate

injure permanently

Myriad

a large indefinite number

Perspective

point of view

Perturb

throw into great confusion or disorder

Prodigious

enormous

Plaudits

enthusiastic approval

Grope

feel about uncertainly or blindly

Discordant

not in agreement or harmony

Adage

a proverb, wise saying

Bonanza

a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

Decree

decide with authority

Hover

hang in the air

Laggard

inclined to waste time and lag behind

Preclude

keep from happening or arising

Jostle

come into rough contact with while moving

Servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

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