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AOR English I #1-5

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Receding
adj-becoming more distant; moving away
Protruding
adj-sticking out
Impulse
noun-sudden desire to do something
Diverting
adj-entertaining
Disarming
adj-removing or lessening fears or suspicions
Prolonged
adj or verb-extended as in time
Unruffled
adj-calm, not disturbed
Invariably
adv-always; without changing
Imprudent
adj- unwise
Surmounted
verb-overcame
Arid
adj-lacking enough water; dry
Futile
adj-useless, vain
Impoverished
adj-poor, poverty-stricken
Poignantly
adv-with a sharp sadness or pain; movingly
Clarity
adj-clearness
Placidly
adv-calmly, quietly
Inciting
verb-stirring up
Malicious
adj-mean, showing a desire to harm another
Contrition
noun-deep feelings of guilt and repentance
Palpable
adj-obvious; capable of being felt
Suave
adj; having a smooth, urbane manner
Contender
n. person who competes
Serene
adj. peaceful, calm, tranquil
Lapsed
v. (with into) to slip or fall (into)
Hostile
adjective; showing or feeling hatred, anger, or antagonism toward someone; not favorable to
Racketeer
n. person engaged in a dishonest scheme or activity for $
Pummel
verb to strike repeatedly with the fists
Abominable
adj., extremely unpleasant or disgusting
Adversary
n., enemy or opponent
Aspire
v., seek to gain; desire
Bigotry
noun: strong prejudice against a group of people
Distraught
adj-deeply troubled, as with worry or grief
Elation
noun-great joy
Emulate
verb-strive to equal or imitate
Ignorance
noun-lack of knowledge
Intangible
adj-not capable of being felt or otherwise perceived
Intimidate
verb: to frighten, or to coerce into submission
Tolerance
noun-respect for others who are different from you (ability to tolerate)
Tumult
noun- noisy commotion or uproar
Vigilant
adj-watchful
Remorse
noun-deep guilt
Desolate
verb-produce a feeling of loneliness and sadness
Ravage
verb-destroy violently; ruin
Omen
noun-a thing or event that is believed to be a sign
Fanatic
noun-a person with an extreme devotion to a cause or group
Dilapidated
adj-in poor condition, shabby and neglected
Discreet
adj-careful, showing good judgment
Literally
adverb-actually; in fact
Infatuated
adj-carried away by shallow or foolish love
Linger
verb-continue to stay; be reluctant to leave.