60 terms

HHS English 10- Final Review Vocab Sem. 1


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Morosely (Adv.)
Sullenly, Melancholy
Derision (v.)
Ridicule or Mockery
Pantomime (V.)
The art or technique of conveying emotions by gestures
Nuisance (n.)
An obnoxious or annoying person
Mollified (adj.)
To soften in feeling or temper
Lynch (v.)
To put to death especially by hanging
Pugnacious (adj)
Inclined to quarrel or fight
Phonograph (n.)
Any sound producing machine using records in the form or discs
Ominously (adv.)
Portending evil or harm
Poised (v.)
Composed, dignified, and self assured
Imperative (adj.)
Absolutely necessary or require; unavoidable
Plausible (adj.)
Having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval
Narrative (n.)
A five paragraph story that has an intro, 3 body paragraphs and a conclusion
Callous (adj.)
Hardened, insensitive, parts of the skin exposed to friction
Prose (n)
The ordinary form or of spoken or written language without metrical structure
Secluded (adj.)
Sheltered or screened from general activity, withdrawn from or involving little human or social activity
Mercy (n.)
Compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender or an enemy
Rectify (v.)
To make, put, or set right
Humility (n.)
The quality or condition of being humble, modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance or rank
Mediocre (adj.)
Of only ordinance or moderate quality neither good or bad; barely adequate
Apartheid (n.)
Ensured whites would dominate the country. Any system of practice against people of race or color
Segregation (n.)
The separation of an ethnic, racial, religious, or other minority group from the dominant majority
Injustice (n.)
The violation of the rights of others, unfair or unfair action or treatment
reconciliation (n.)
The restoration of friendly relation, forgiveness, when enemies agree to a truce
Custom (n.)
A tradition and widely occupied way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a society, place, or time
Repentance (N.)
the activity that involves a commitment to personal change and resolve to live a more responsible life
Racial (adj.)
on the grounds of or connected with difference of race
Province (n.)
the parts of a country outside of the capital or largest cities
Discrimination (n.)
treatment in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, color, class, or social category
Crusader (n)
A missionary or a person that fights to spread awareness or rights
Boer (n.)
white farmers who wanted slaves for labor
Squatter (n.)
a person occupying an abandoned area on the outskirts of a town
Boycott (v.)
To withdraw from commercial or social relations as a punishment or protest
Primitive (adj)
relating to preserving character in historical development
Ixopo (n.)
Small village in south africa
Compel (v.)
force to do something
Ndotsheni (n.)
A small fictional village in South Africa
Lavatory (n.)
Shanty Town (n.)
a deprived area on the outskirts of a town
Umfundisi (n.)
Zulu word describing someone in great honor or wisdom
Bracken (n.)
a cluster or thicket or suck ferns, an area overgrown with ferns and shrubs
Desolation (n.)
devastation, ruin, dreariness, barreness
Marvel (v.)
to wonder at or be curious about
Adjoining (adj.)
being in contact at some point or line : located next to each other
Grieve (v.)
to distress mentally
Vicious (adj.)
given or readily exposed to evil
Forlorn (adj.)
Desolate or dreary, unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance
Inexplicable (adj.)
not explicable, incapable of being accounted for or explained
Barricade (verb)
to obstruct or block with a barricade
Mortuary (n.)
funeral home
Vigil (n.)
A period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray
Salaam Alaikum (greeting)
A common greeting among muslims meaning "peace to you"
Trajectory (n.)
the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces
Eccentric (adj.)
unconventional and slightly strange
Hijab (n.)
a head covering worn in public by some muslim women
Lampara (n.)
A method of sardine fishing first used by italian fisherman
Wuduu (n.)
the ritual that muslims must perform to bleanse themselves before praying
Mosque (n.)
a muslim place of worship
Jumu'ah (greeting)
A ritual greeting of all the muslim men in the community. It takes place each friday at the Islamic center and includes prayer and socializing
Strafing (v.)
Attack repeatedly with bombs or machine gun fire from a low-flying air craft.