Vocabulary Words The Outsiders

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BLEAK
bare, desolate, and often windswept:
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without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary:
AGHAST
struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror:
They stood shocked at the sight of the plane crashing.
EXPLOIT
to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account:
to exploit a business opportunity.

to use selfishly for one's own ends:.
FALTER
to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way:


to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.
DOGGED
persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious:
GRIMACE
a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval,pain, etc.
MENACE
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat:
CONFORM
to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc.,of society or a group:
LEERY
wary; suspicious (usually followed by of):
STUPOR
suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.:
DELIRIOUS
.wild with excitement, enthusiasm
COCKY
arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited:
ACQUITTED
to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty:
DIVERT
to turn aside or from a path or course; deflect.
CONTEMPTUOUS
; scornful; disrespectful
STIFLE
to suppress, curb, or withhold: