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9th Grade Final Vocab

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self-possessed
composed, calm
endeavored
attempted; struggled
duly
appropriately, properly
succession
a group of people or things arranged or following in order
migrate
to move from one country or region and settle in another
treacherous
dangerous; unstable; risky
prospects
expectations
delusion
a false belief held in spite of evidence to the contrary
infirmities
conditions or diseases producing weakness
mackintosh
a waterproof raincoat
pariah
a social outcast
romance
highly imaginative fiction
beseech
to request earnestly; beg for
contrition
sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance
defiant
boldly resisting authority or opposing force
incredulous
skeptical; disbelieving; incredible
supplication
to ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying
chivalry
courtesy towards women and the medieval principles of knighthood
promontory
an expanse of land that juts out over a body of water
buoyant
tending to float on liquid or gas; lighthearted
myriads
constituting a very large, indefinite number
convulsive
marked by or having the nature of convulsions
luminous
full of light; illuminated
poise
a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium and great coolness and composure under strain
accost
to approach and speak to in an aggressive or hostile manner
destined
determined beforehand; fated
fetter
to restrain with chains or shackles
implore
to beg; earnestly ask for
immunity
freedom from punishment, penalty, or harm
preclude
to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance
repose
to lie dead or at rest
subside
to become less agitated or active; lessen
termination
the end of something; limit or edge
virtuoso
characteristic of a person with masterly knowledge or skill
careen
to rush carelessly
doggedness
persistence; stubbornness
exotic
excitingly strange
heresy
an action or opinion contrary to what is generally thought of as right
imminent
about to occur
invalid
too ill to live a normal life
infallibility
an inability to make errors
iridescent
shining with shifting rainbow colors
precariously
insecurely; in a dangerous way
reiterate
to repeat
brevity
the quality of being breif in time; shortness
despondently
in a very discouraged or depressed manner
dispel
to scatter; drive away
egotistical
conceited; proud
enigmatic
mysterious; puzzling
harass
to persistently bother or torment
inexplicable
difficult or impossible to explain
skewed
distorted or slanted in a particular direction; unbalanced
sullen
showing irritation or unhappiness by a gloomy silence; moody
wary
cautious; watchful
affable
friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to
amenity
something that adds to one's comfort or convenience
condone
to overlook; forgive or disregard
deplorable
deeply regrettable; unfortunate
disarming
removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence
droll
amusingly odd or comical
elude
to escape, especially by means of daring, cleverness, or skill
imperative
absolutely necessary
quarry
the object of a hunt; prey
scruple
an uneasy feeling arising from one's conscience or principles
solicitously
with an expression of care or concern
stamina
physical or moral strength; endurance
tangible
capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance
uncanny
so remarkable as to seem supernatural
zealous
intensely devoted and enthusiastic