second semester vocab
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the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks
being immobile or inactive, sitting
an allusive or oblique remark or hint
A period of two weeks; day and night
a warning or indication of a future event
A comic character in old stories and plays who wears a mask and colorful clothes with a diamond pattern; colorfully clothed
a fictitious name, especially one used by an author
pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion
Lacking or not possessing
Saying something and intending the opposite; the opposite of expectation
something extremely small or very close to 0, or too small to be measured
make (someone) ecstatically happy. Past tense of elate
Lacking in vigor or vitality; slacking or slow
Showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas
characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion not controlled or calm.
Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements, demonstrating skill and cleverness with agility.
Not conspicuous or attracting attention.
Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words
An indication or hint; a subtle sign of something
The state of being strong and active; life-force
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
Logical and consistent
A calming agent
A supernatural appearance of a person or a thing; ghostly spectator
Lacking in color, spirit, or vitality
An exaggeration used for effect
Being directly next to or adjoining
To be filled with horror, fear, or dismay
To completely destroy or remove from existence; to wipe out.
a person, especially a man, who behaves without moral principles or a sense of responsibility, especially in sexual matters.
A segment added to the beginning of a word to alter its meaning
A person who displays toward others dismissal or condescension.
fearful of a negative future, giving a sign or warning that something bad is going to happen
critical observation or examination
Occurring at irregular intervals or in only a few places; scattered or isolated
A morpheme added at the end of a word to form a derivative
put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone
Having a beautiful or impressive appearance
An event causing great and often sudden damage
unnecessary, especially through being more than enough
The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
To feel irritated or infuriated
unable to be explained or accounted for
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
A diverse collection of things
Elements in a text that create certain feelings in a reader
Infected with bacteria
Nearness in space, time, or relationship
Walk in a slow relaxed manner, without hurry or effort
To bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them
the state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.
To draw back, or draw back in
A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Wishing to do what is right; following one's conscience
Showing lack of sensitivity in dealing with others or difficult issues; insensitive
a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
of keen penetration or discernment; clever
Devoid of freshness or originality; ordinary
tending to be different or develop in different directions
A person or thing that is puzzling or difficult to understand
Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or, expected.
Involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome
feeling or expressing remorse (regret) or penitence; affected by guilt
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selfless
not honorable in character or purpose.