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English Vocabulary Exam Set For The Human Comedy

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rapture
spiritual or emotional ecstacy or an expression or indication of this ecstacy
gondola
a railroad car with low sides and ends, but no top, designed for bulky freight
somnolence
a feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness
residential
local area where people live
vineyard
a plantation of grape vines
telegraph
originally, an apparatus for communication at a distance by signals
allusion
a reference in a book to words in another book
outfit
any cohesive unit such as a military company
solicitude
a feeling of excessive concern
implication
something understood without being openly or directly expressed
accumulate
to increase gradually in quantity or number
vigor
active bodily or mental strength or force
persevere
to stick with something, not to give up
dynamic
energetic or forceful
contraption
man made instrument or device
apt
bound to happen
regulation
usual, standard
hubris
exaggerated pride or self-confidence
presumptuous
overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy), bold
patronize
to treat haughtily or cooly
marvel
to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity
vicissitude
a favorable or unfavorable event or situation that occurs by chance, change
malicious
intended to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse
deliberate
slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved
fanfaron
a braggart
subjugate
to make submissive, to bring under control and governance as a subject
isolation
the state of being separated, alone, or solitary
premeditate
thinking about something before you do it, thought out ahead of time
extemporaneous
composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of a moment
unruly
not readily ruled, disciplined, or managed
righteous
arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality
toady
to flatter in hope of gaining favors
exertion
a laborious or perceptible effort
bewildered
perplexed or confused by a complexity, variety, or multitude of objects or considerations
proprietor
an owner, a person who has legal right or exclusive title to something
pliancy
flexable
render
to cause to be or become
contempt
disdain, the state of mind of one who despises, lack of respect or reverence for something
liable
being in a position to incur, bound to happen
improvise
to make, provide, or do with the tools and materials at hand, usually to fill an unforseen and immediate need
comrade
a friend, close companion
barracks
a set of buildings used especially for lodging soldiers in garrison
solemnity
the state of being formal or ceremonious
emphatic
uttered or marked by forcefulness as in speech
explicate
to give a detailed explaination of
dub
to call by a distinctive title, epithat, or nickname
paste
to blow or punch as with the fist
aloft
far above the ground; in the air; flying
gingham
a yarn-dyed cotton cloth, usually woven in stripes, checks, or plaids
simpleton
a person who is stupid or easily deceived; fool
duel
any contest or encounter
Rite of Passage
a ceremony marking a significant transition in a person's life
stentorian
extremely loud
soliloquy
a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections; a long speech to oneself
accelerate
to hasten the progress or development of
parable
a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
scarce
not in large supply, not many, few; rare, not abundant, not plentiful
idlers
people who are not occupied
inhabitance
the state of living in a certain place
tidings
a piece of news
contempt
disdain
imperceptibility
the state of being not plain or distinct to the senses or the mind; not easily perceived
meek
patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
domesticated
tame; not wild