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English Vocab (43-84)

English vocab for the test.
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congeal
to thicken, gel/clot
dominate
to rule or control by superior power, by force
relentlessly
not letting up, harsh, persistant
plaque
a flat, inscribed piece of wood or metal..commemorates an event
quarantine
any isolation imposed to kepp contagious diesease from spreading
sanctity
holiness/sacredness
cauldron
a large kettle orboiler
reprieve
to postpone an execution, temporary relief
writhe
to twist or turn, squirm,
interlude
anything that fills time between two events - intermission
gallows
upright frame with crossbeam and a rope, for hanging
manacle
a handcuff or restraint
cleft
an opening or hollow, splut, seperation
raucous
loud and rowdy
officiant
trying to be helpful but really not. negative/overbearing
benediction
a blessing
implore
to ask earnestly for, beg, urge
lamentation
a cry of saddness
mirage
an optical illusion caused by refraction of light, not cleary defined.
countenance
facial expression
atonement
to make amends, repar
anguish
great mental/physical pain
stature
standing height, level of attainment/achievement
inerminable
lasting or seeming to last forever
emaciated
very thin due to lack of adequate food
wallow
to roll about/indlge oneslef fully, to involve/dwell
meager
thin, poor, inadequare, scarse
crucible
a severe/intense trial or test
derision
to laugh at in scorn, ridicule, mockery
dysentery
intestinal inflammation, intest abdominal pains
balm
a healing ointment or oil
fortnight
a time frame of 2 weeks
foretold
to tell/indicate beforehand/predict
annihilate
to destroy completely
knell
slow ringing of a bell..ominous...usually have to do with funeral bells
relentless
harsh/pityless
falter
to move unsteadily, stumble
encumbrance
to hold back the motion or action f; hinder
vitality
power to live, endure
robust,
strong/healthy
tether
rope/chain to keep something in place
livid
discolored by bruise