26 terms

Sophomore English Vocab 1

Teacher: Mr. Juhl 1st real vocab quiz
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Amble
(v.): to walk at a slow, leisurely pace
Apothecary
(n.): an early form of a pharmacist
Assuage
(v.): to lessen, to calm or to provide relief from something
Beadle
a minor city official, lower in rank than either a sheriff or a police officer
Brethren
(n.): in this case, members of a particular church or sect (related to the word 'brother')
Collard
(n.): the leaves of kale, used as a vegetable
Corset
(n.): a corset is a ladies' undergarment designed to produce a particular effect on the figure, slimming the waist and emphasizing the bust
Dictum
(n.): a formal statement of principle
Domiciled
(transitive verb): a domicile is a house or a place where a person lives. If you are domiciled somewhere, that is where you live.
Eaves
(n.): the lower edges of a roof which usually project beyond the side of a building
Eddy
(n.): a current, like of water or air, moving contrary to the main current, especially in a circular motion
Foray
(n.): the act of going somewhere or doing something that is unusual for you
Chattels
(n.): slaves
Impotent
(adj.): powerless (the opposite of 'potent' or powerful)
Impudent
(adj.): shamelessly bold, as if you don't care what anyone thinks of you
Malevolent
(adj.): to have evil intentions
Methodists
(n.): members of a branch of a Protestant Christian denomination
Missionary
(n.): one sent on a mission, to do religious or charitable work in a territory or foreign country, one who attempts to persuade or convert others, as to the truth of a doctrine
Morbid
(adj.): of, relating to, or caused by disease; characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome or 'sick' thoughts or feelings; gruesome; grisly
Nocturnal
(adj.) of, relating to, or occurring in the night; most active at night
Piety
(n.): the state of being very religious or pious
Predilection
(n.): a preference; a preferred way of doing something
Ramrod
(adj.): rigid, severe, straight (related to a tool used to ram gunpowder and bullets down into old-fashioned guns like muskets or cannons—these tools were always straight)
Repertoire
(n.): the list of dramas, operas, parts, pieces, etc. that a company, actor, or singer is prepared to perform
Vapid
(adj.): boring or uninteresting
Sawhorse
(n.): a frame with legs used to support pieces of wood being sawed
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