Trimester 2 English Vocabulary

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exacting
making great demands on one's skill, attention or other resource
fleece
obtain a great deal of money from someone, typically by overcharging or swindling them
flinch
make a quick, nervous movement by the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain
flora
the plants if a particular region or geological period
flux
the action or process or flowing or flowing out
fodder
a person or thing regarded only as material for a specific use
forbearance
patient, self-control; restrain, tolerance
foresight
the ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen in the near future
forlorn
pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
forswear
agree to give up or do without something
forthright
direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest
foster
encourage or promote the development of
frantic
wild or distraught with fear, anxiety or other emotion
fraught
of a situation or course of action, filled with or destined to result in something undesirable
frivolous
not having any serious purpose or value
fulsome
complementary or flattering to an excessive degree
fundamental
forming a necessary base or core; of central importance
grisly
causing great horror or disgust
grove
a small, wood orchard or group of trees
grovel
lie or move objectively on the group with one's face downward
guise
an external form, appearance or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something
haggard
looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry or suffering
halting
slow and hesitant, especially through lack of confidence
harbinger
a person or thing that announces the approach of another
hardy
robust; capable of enduring intense conditions
haughty
arrogantly superior and disdain
heedless
showing a reckless lack of care or attention
heinous
of a person or wrongful act, particularly a crime, utterly odious or wicked
heresy
belief or opinion contradictory to orthodox religious (particular Christian) doctrine
heyday
a period of a person's or thing's success
hoodwink
deceive or trick someone
hover
remain in one place in the air
inclined
feeling willingly or favorable deposed toward an action, belief or attitude
incorporate
take in or contain something as part of a whole; include
incur
become subject to something unwelcome or unpleasant as a result of ones own behavior or actions
indenture
a formal legal agreement, contract or document in particular
indict
formally accuse of or charge with a particular crime
indigent
poor; needy
indissoluble
unable to be destroyed; lasting
industrious
dillegent and hard working
infamous
well known for some bad quality or deed
infernal
of, relating to, some characteristic of hell or the underworld
infusion
a drink, remedy or extract prepared by soaking the leaves of a plant or herb in liquid
ingenious
innocent and unsuspecting
injurious
causing or likely to cause damage or harm
jaunt
a short excursion or journey for pleasure
kernel
a softer, usually edible part of a nut, seed or fruit stone contained within it's hard shell
kindle
light or set on fire
kindred
one's family and relations
knave
a dishonest or unscrupulous man
labyrinth
a complicated network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze
lament
a passionate expression of grief or sorrow
languish
lose or lack vitality
languor
the state or feeling, often pleasant, or tiredness or inertia
largess
generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others
lavish
sumptuously rich, elaborate or luxurious
lecherous
having or showing excessive sexual desire
levity
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect
levy
impose as a tax, fee, or fine
lewd
crude and offensive in a sexual way
limber
of a person or body part, lithe; supple
loath
reluctant; unwilling
metaphysical
based on abstract reasoning
mettle
cope well in demanding situations
mincing
of a man, affectively dainty in manner
mishap
an unlucky accident
missive
a letter
mitigate
make less severe
molten
especially of materials with a high melting point such as metal and glass, liquified by heat
monastic
of or relating to monks, nuns or others living under religious vows, or the buildings in which they live
mores
the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community
mote
a tiny piece of a substance
motley
varied in appearance or character
mural
a painting or other piece of art directly painted on a wall
mutinous
refusing to obey the orders or authority
negligence
failure to take proper care in doing something
paradox
a statement or proposition that despite sound, or apparently sound, reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable or self-contradictory
paragon
a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality
parasite
an organism that lives in or another organism, it's host, and benefits and benefits at the host's expense
partisan
a strong supporter of a part, cause or person
passive
accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
pastoral
especially of land or a farm, used for or related to the keeping or grazing of sheep or cattle
peerless
unequalled; unraveled
penury
extreme poverty; destitution
perdition
in Christian theology, a state of eternal punishment or damnation into which a sinful after a persons death
perjury
the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation
pernicious
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
perpetual
never ending or unchanging
pertinent
relevant or particular to a particular manner
peruse
read something, typically in a thorough or careful way
perverse
of a person or their actions, showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences
phlegmatic
of a person, having an emotional and stolidly calm disposition
phoenix
a person or thing regarded as particularly remarkable in some respect
plausible
of an argument or statement, seeming reasonable or plausible
plenitude
an abundance
plaint
an accusation; a charge
preemptory
to occupy land, in order to establish a prior right to buy
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