Grapes of Wrath Vocab

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Goodman English 3 AP

wizened

to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality

morose

having a sullen and gloomy disposition

querulous

habitually complaining

feral

not domesticated or cultivated :wild

disconsolate

cheerless

dispossessed

deprived of homes, possessions, and security

pinion

wing: feather, quill

reverential

expressing or having a quality of honor or respect

servile

of or befitting a slave or a menial position

slovenly

untidy especially in personal appearance

docile

easily led or managed

effluvium

an offensive smell

anlage

the foundation of a subsequent development

truculent

cruel, savage

imperturbable

marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness : serene

pique

offense

lithe

easily bent or flexed

swale

a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land

vehement

marked by forceful energy: powerful

judicious

having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment: wise

bemused

to make confused

declivity

a descending slope

fetid

having a heavy offensive smell

patina

a superficial covering or exterior

ravenous

very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification

agrarian

of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure

titular

bearing a title : titled

restiveness

stubbornly resisting control: fidgety

fatuously

complacently or inanely foolish : silly

voluptuous

full of delight or pleasure to the senses

inveterate

confirmed in a habit : habitual

petulant

insolent or rude in speech or behavior

citadel

a fortress that commands a city

zenith

the highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body

parapet

a low wall or railing to protect the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge

putrescence

the decomposition of organic matter

skulk

to hide or conceal something out of cowardice or fear

degenerate

having sunk to a lower and usually corrupt and vicious state

fallow

cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season

zygote

the developing individual produced from such a cell

arbiter

a person with power to decide a dispute : judge

cunningly

crafty in the use of special resources or in attaining an end

emulsion

a system consisting of a liquid dispersed with or without an emulsifier in an immiscible liquid usually in droplets of larger than colloidal size

accouterment

an accessory item of clothing or equipment

circuitousness

not being forthright or direct in language or action

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