20 terms

8th vocab 1-short story

These words are from our short story unit and can be found in Tell- Tale Heart and The Monkey's Paw.
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acute
adj. extremely sharp or intense; n. the quality of having a sharp edge or point
audacity
fearless daring
sagacity
ability to make good judgments
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
vex
causing irritation or annoyance
wane
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
amiable
a cheerful and agreeable mood
avaricious
greedy
grimace
a facial expression of pain or disgust
torrent
a swiftly flowing stream
talisman
a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
syndrome
a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
regression
returning to a former state
introspection
the contemplation of your own thoughts, desires, actions, and feelings
appropriate
suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc;, money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
assess
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
absurd
inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
refute
proving something to be false or incorrect; the act of determining that something is false
impair
diminished in strength, quality, or utility
sensation
commanding attention; a state of widespread public excitement and interest