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Silas Marner Vocabulary

All of the vocabulary words we will study from George Eliot's Silas Marner. Thru Chapter 12
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Unwonted
(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character
Eccentric
(adj.) unusual; quirky; odd
Averred
(v.) declared; stated
Repugnance
(n.) strong distaste
Unremittingly
(adv.) constantly; without interruption
Aloof
(adj.) withdrawn; standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
Profusion
(n.) a plentiful supply; a great or generous amount
Conciliatory
(adj.) agreeable; friendly; pacifying
Ingenious
(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever
Cajoling
(v.) persuading by using flattery or promises
Contemptuous
(adj.) expressing extreme contempt; scornful
Superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required; excess
Jocose
(adj.) joking; humorous
Impotence
(n.) the quality of lacking strength or power
Sullenly
(adv.) sadly; in a depressing and gloomy way
Impious
(adj.) sacrilegious; profane; lacking appropriate reverence or respect
Zealous
(adj.) eager; earnest; devoted
Mitigated
(v.) to relieve; to alleviate
Prevarication
(n.) the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
Deprecated
(v.) to express strong disapproval of something; to plead against; to belittle
Antagonists
(n.) adversaries; opponents
Adulterated
(adj.) mixed with impurities; contaminated
Requisite
(adj.) needed; necessary; regarded as essential or indispensable
Exulting
(adj.) joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
Paltry
(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy
Suavity
(n.) smoothness; politeness
Judicious
(adj.) using or showing good judgment; wise; sensible
Adroit
(adj.) skillful; expert in the use of the hands or mind
Carping
(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism
Vindictiveness
(n.) a malevolent desire for revenge
Indolence
(n.) idleness; laziness
Torpor
(n.) dormancy; sluggishness; inactivity
Extricated
(adj.) having become freed from entanglement