30 terms

2nd Quarter Vocabulary Book

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perturb
to alarm; to make uneasy or anxious
vex
to bother or irritate; to make angry
amiable
friendly, good natured
longevity
long life
renown
the quality of being widely honored; fame
enigma
a cryptic or baffling person, thing or message
awestruck
filled with awe or wonder
gullible
easily deceived, cheated, or tricked
ensure
to make certain or sure
vilify
to speak poorly about someone; to slander
dilemma
a problem involving a difficult choice
meager
deficient in quality or quantity
implore
to beg
specter
visible spirit of a dead person; ghost
ponderous
having great weight or bulk
embrace
- to hug
- a hug
hiatus
a gap or interruption; a break (usually in time)
divulge
to make known (something private or secret)
qualm
a sudden feeling of faintness, sickness, guilt or anxiety
audible
capable of being heard
fabrication
a lie
vicarious
experienced through seeing/hearing experiences of others
frugal
thrifty; not wasteful
notorious
well-known for wrongdoing; widely and unfavorably known
lucrative
profitable
flaunt
to show off in order to impress
novel
new or unusual
eminent
superior to others in the same quality
convey
to move or carry from one place to another; to communicate a message
hypocrite
a person whose actions contradict what he/she says

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