43 terms

Final Exam Vocab Review

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amiable
friendly
apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen
audacious
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
compensation
something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
conviction
strong belief
credulous
gullible
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren
elite
powerful group
elude
to avoid
enumerate
to count out
furtive
sneaky
illustrious
famous
incongruous
out of place
indignant
angry
insipid
dull
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful
juvenile
young, immature
melancholy
sad, blue
mimic
imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical effect
muse
think about
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
oppress
to keep down by force
premonition
forewarning or foreboding of a future event
purloin
to steal
reluctance
not eager
remorse
sorrow for wrongdoing
resilient
able to bounce back
sagacity
high intelligence
saunter
to walk casually
savvy
understanding, know-how
seige
to take control of
stalwart
strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
torment
treat cruelly
unceasing
never ending
unfathomable
difficult or impossible to understand
wince
draw back, as with fear or pain
zephyr
cool, refreshing breeze
aversion
A strong feeling of dislike
impatient
restless or short of temper under delay or opposition
Not willing to wait
ignore
refuse to take notice of; disregard
prophecy
A prediction of the future
talisman
Lucky charm