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ENG3A Level G Midterm Exam List

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belabor
to work excessively
germane
relevant, appropriate
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
accost
to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence or destruction
pejorative
tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement
credence
belief, mental acceptance
nefarious
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
atrophy
the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure
jocular
humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
pecuniary
consisting of or measured in money; related to money
fecund
fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
ignominy
shame and disgrace
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere
diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
motif
a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
sylvan
pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; woody
furtive
done slyly and stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people