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English Vocab- Final Exam

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bounty
generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
choler
anger; irritability
commend
to speak well or praise; to recommend
consort
to accompany or wait upon; to combine to make music
coy
artfully shy; quiet; coquettish
disparagement
to speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle; to reduce in esteem or rank
entreat
ask or keep asking earnestly; to beg or pray
fain
in a willing manner
feign
put on a false appearance; make believe or pretend
fray
a scuffle or brawl
semblance
an outward or token appearance or form that is misleading
importune
to beg; to entreat; to plead for earneastly
visage
the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance
portentous
of or relating to a portent; ominous; foreboding
jaunt
a short journey
gossamer
something (usually fabric) extremely delicate; thin, light
frivolous
lacking seriousness or sense; trivial or unimportant
truce
a suspension of hostilities for a period of time; cease-fire (peace)
naught
nothing; worthless, evil
valor
bravery or courage
untimely
not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed
minion
a servile follower or subordinate
shroud
a cloth or garment wrapped around a dead person for burial
sullen
mournful; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent
presage
to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow
peruse
to survey or examine in detail
inter
to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb, bury
ravenous
extremely hungry
impart
to make known
disconsolate
causing dejection
larceny
stealing
consternation
confusion
obscure
make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
stipulate
give a guarantee
dismal
depressing in character
denounce
to accuse or condemn openly or formally
genteel
marked by refinement in taste and manners
contemptuous
haughty or scornful
assent
expression of agreement
penitence
remorse for past conduct
burly
muscular and heavily built
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
avarice
extreme greed for wealth or material gain
hie
to hasten; speed; go in haste
knave
a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
pensive
thoughtful; melancholy
rancor
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
stint
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
wherefore
why
wield
to handle a tool with ease
adept
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
appropriate
suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
attest
authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
audacious
unrestrained by convention or propriety
bestow
give as a gift
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
chasm
a deep opening in the earth's surface
discomfited
caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable
elocution
an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
encompass
include in scope
exacting
demanding perfection; strict
impairment
damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
imperceptible
impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses
incongruous
lacking in harmony; incompatible
inexplicable
incapable of being explained or accounted for
magnanimous
noble and generous in spirit
pervade
spread or diffuse through
reticent
reluctant to draw attention to yourself