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English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #27, 2012

English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #27, 2012
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embody
represent, as of a character on stage
fortitude
strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder. Literally, "all demons"; Literally means abode of all demons (or hell), from Greek pan-, "all," and daimon, "demon(s)."
resignation
a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign, acceptance of despair
stratagem
a maneuver in a game or conversation
stupor
marginal consciousness
tenacity
persistent determination
tribulation
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
simile
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison not using like or as
personification
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
literal
limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
figurative
not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
imagery
writing which appeals to the five senses--touch, taste, smell, hearing, sight.
couplet
two rhyming lines
stealth
avoiding detection by moving carefully
fecund
capable of producing offspring or vegetation
diffuse
spread out
inertia
(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
prefabricated
manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere
undiversified
with no differences; all the same
disreputable
lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
repagination
renumbering the pages because of changes in the copy.
indefatigable
showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality
abnegation
renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others.
abject
most unfortunate or miserable
congenial
agreeable
deliberately
with intention
impetuous
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
misgiving
doubt about someone's honesty, uneasiness about the fitness of an action
perturbation
a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
pervade
spread or diffuse through
transgress
act in disregard of laws and rules
concord
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds)
indolence
laziness
lamentation
a cry of sorrow and grief
plundering
the act of stealing valuable things from a place
subjection
the act of conquering
astute
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
constrain
restrict
laudable
praiseworthy
pusillanimous
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution
rapacious
excessively greedy and grasping
venerated
worthy of adoration or reverence
voluble
marked by a ready flow of speech