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10 terms

Vocab List 8.3 - Quiz Thursday!

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ambush
an unexpected attack
cliché
an overused, unoriginal phrase or saying
machismo
exaggerated manliness
peon
unskilled laborer; someone from a lower financial class
trite
commonplace; overused, stale sayings or ideas
vent
activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion, usu. anger
wield
to handle a weapon or tool with great skill
reign
a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
oppression
the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
bittersweet
an experience that is both happy and sad

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