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English 11 Final Semester Dos

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sentinel
a guard
apprise
to notify; inform
cultivation
an upbringing that shows elegance of manners, speech, and customs
stately
dignified; the quality of having pride and self-respect
repose
calmness, tranquility, rest
dispel
to drive away; scatter
sinuous
winding, or curving in and out
mandate
an authoritative order or command
apparition
a ghostly figure
impetuous
impulsive and passionate; marked by sudden and forceful energy or emotion
obliquely
in slanting direction
incessant
ceaseless; continual
stupendous
enormous; of amazing size
tousled
messy; rumpled
eloquence
expressiveness; the ability to speak or write well in an effective way
sullenly
resentfully; sulkily
provisional
temporary
retraction
taking back of something said
furtive
secret, sneaky
futile
useless
genial
a friendly deposition
usurp
to take another's place wrongly
rapt
deeply moved, delighted, or absorbed
credulity
an inclination to believe to readily
implacable
impossible to stisfy
collusion
a secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
gullible
easily deceived or tricked
confederate
one who assists in a plot; associative
unassailable
impossible to dispute or disprove; undeniable
odious
arousing, or worthy of strong dislike
dissemble
to disguise or conceal behind, a false appearance; feign
garrulous
extremely talkative
infamous
notorious; famous in a bad way
notorious
known widely and usually unfavorable
dilapidated
in state of disrepair; rundown
tranquil
undisturbed, peaceful
commision
to assign a task or duty
cavorting
jump or dance excitedly
lattice
an open framework made of spaced, criss-cross strips
entreprising
processing imagination and initiative
vagabond
wandered; drifter
recommence
to begin again
inclination
favorable, a desire
melancholy
sad, depressed
morose
sullenly, melancholy, gloomy
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; blunt
plaintive
expressing sorry; mournful or melancholy
tart
a woman considered sexually promiscuous
complacent
unconcerned, contented to a fault
pugnacious
combative in nature; belligerent
ominous
menacing; threatening
reverent
respectful
sullen
morose or sulky; gloomy
bemused
engrossed in thought
fawning
seeking favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior
disarming
tending to allay suspicion or hostility; winning favor
contempt
the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior base, or worthless; scorn
indignation
anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy
defer
to put off; postpone
extenuation
to lessen the seriousness of by making partial excuses
deplore
to feel strong disapproval of or deeply regret
pigmentation
darkness of skin coloration
specter
a ghostly figure; an appartition
exultingly
rejoicing greatly; triumphantly
veneer
a thin surface covering that conceals what is below
circumlocution
talking around something; beating around the bush
cosmic
of or belonging to the universe
stupor
a state of mental dullness
erratic
having no fixed course; irregular
indictment
a formal accusation
indifference
a lack of concern or interest
exasperated
irritate; annoyed
vindicate
to clear from blame
graft
the dishonest use of one''s position to get money
doggedly
stubbornly, without giving in
futile
useless; hopeless; ineffective
neurotic
unreasonably anxious
dejection
sadness, depression
dispiritedly
sadly
looming
threatening
scrutinize
to look over carefully
resignation
the patient acceptance of something; submission
tentatively
with hesistation
implore
beg
rebuff
to stop someone from doing something; to refuse bluntly
decisive
without hesitation or doubt; determined
deplore
disapprove of strongly
facetiousness
a sarcasm; a joking matter
idealist
someone who ignores practicality to pursue some ideal; a dreamer
mirage
something that seems to be real, but is not; illusion
plunder
to rob by force; especially in warfare
entrepreneur
a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking
anguished
showing great suffering as from worry or grief
reflectively
with much thought
epitaph
an inscription on a tomb in memory of the person buried
despise
to look down upon with scorn
reverie
a dreamy notion; a day dream
precariously
unsafely; not securely
luminous
emitting light
rueful
regretful