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Mittler english vocab

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Quandary
A state of uncertainty
Nascent
Beginning, to start
Surcease
To stop, desist
Castellated
To make like a castle
Encompass
To encircle
Tactual
Sense of touch
Zephyr
Breeze, Insubstantial
Hone
To improve
Incarnate
Personified
Idiom
A saying native to the land
Infuse
To introduce, cause to penetrate
Voracious
To crave, ravenous
Indiscriminate
Lacking judgment
Despotic
Tyrannical
Garish
Showy, too colorful
Subversive
To attempt to overthrow
Inexorable
Unalterable
Proficient
Skilled
Reiterate
To repeat
Coalesce
To grow together into one body
Avenge
He avenged his brother
Revenge
He took revenge on his murdered brother
Paradigm
Normal, average
Paragon
Model of excellence
Depreciate
To reduce in price
Amiss
Out of proper order
Dominion
Realm
Avaricious
Greedy
Rueful
To cause sorrow, pity
Dire
To cause fear
Pervasive
To spread throughout
Inexpicable
Cant be explained
Transfix
To hold motionless with amazement
Cleft
To split, by cutting
Allusion
A passing or casual reference
Illusion
A false impression of reality
Delusion
Mistaken or false reality
Entreat
To beg
Usurp
To sieze power
Portentous
Amazing, marvelous
Auspicious
Favorable conditions
Filial
Sons obedience to father
Jocund
Cheerful
Calumnious
Slanderous, scurrilous
Imminent
Likely to occur
Precept
Comanding advice
Behoove
To be necessary for
Alternate
To change back and forth
Alternative
Another choice
Myself
An intensive for me or I
Prodigal
Wasteful
Expostulate
To reason agains something that someone is going to do
Superfluous
Excessive
Collateral
Parrallel, what is owed in repermation
Peruse
To read with thoroughness
Circumvent
To bypass
Equivocation
The use of ambiguous expressions
Requiem
Mass celebrated for the souls of the dead
Pall
A cloth over a coffin
Perdition
Damnation, loss of soul
Dearth
An inadequate supply
Umbrage
To be offended
Felicity
Bliss, the state of being happy
Belie
Contradict, to show to be false
Impeccable
Flawless
Prejudice
Noun, An unfqavorable opinion formed beforehand
Prejudiced
Adj, Some one is prejudiced
Raise
To lift up
Rise
To get up
Sullen
Resenticully silent
Lilting
Cheerful tune
Incantation
The chanting of words to have magical power
Pulsate
To vibrate or quiver
Rapt
Transport, to be absorbed
Contrition
Remorse
Myriad
Big number
Desultory
Lacking in consistency
Crystalline
Transparent, like a crystal
Antithesis
Opposition
Advice
Noun, recommendation
Advise
Verb, to give counsel to
Affect
Verb, To act on
Effect
Noun, To change
Qualm
Regrets for doing something bad
Incognito
To be invisible
Suave
Smoothly agreeable
Nonchalant
Coolly unconcerned
Blase
Bored because youve done it already
Pedagogical
A teacher
Provocative
To provoke
Cynical
Fear of the motives of others
Droll
Amusing in an odd way
Opaque
Unclear, transparent, hard to understand
Accept
Verb, to recieve
Except
Prep, To exclude
Adapt
To learn to cope with things
Adopt
To choose to take as ones own