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37 terms

English Test on Februrary 29th or March 1st (?)

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sacred
worthy of deep respect, holy
crest
a ridge, the top of a hill
henceforth
from now on
stench
a strong, foul odor, a stink, a horrible smell
savage
a wild, uncivilized person. (negative term; in modern times, an insult)
kin
a person's relatives, family, kinfolk
merely
only, nothing more
thicket
a dense clump of shrubs or bushes, under growth
perishing
dying
destiny
fate, the inevitable course of events to which one is destined
meadow
a piece of grassland
mist
a mass of fine droplets of water in the air near the earth, a fog
befalls
happens to
strand
a single fibre or thread
dominion
control
contempt
the feeling that something is worthless, disgusting or inferior, extreme hatred
quench
to satisfy or put an end to
sap
the watery fluid that circulates through plants
shore
the land along the edge of an ocean, sea, lake or river
holy
sacred, belonging to a divine power, worthy of worship
suffocate
to kill by cutting off the supply of fresh air
portion
a section or part of a larger thing
conquered
defeated by force
contaminate
to make impure, dirty or unclean
murmur
a low indistinct, continuous sound
exempt
freed or released from, not subjected to
heap
pile on top of
blotted
stained or spotted
buffalo
an ox-like mammal, also called 'bison'
tribes
units of families or clans that share common ancestry and culture
analogy
similarity in some ways between things that are otherwise not similar
assertion
something that is declared positively and authoritatively, often without proof
authority
the power to enforce laws or command
provoke
to stir into action or feeling
emphasis
special attention that gives important or singles something out
superlative
the highest order or degree
partial
only part, not total, incomplete