26 terms

Vocabulary for Things Fall Apart

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adherents
believers, followers
amiss
wrong, faulty, improper
approbation
approval
atone
to make amends
callow
young and inexperienced; immature
debar
to exclude, prohibit, prevent
derisive
expressing ridicule, mockery, or scorn
esoteric
intended for a chosen few
feign
to pretend
impending
about to happen; imminent
improvident
lacking foresight or thrift
imprudent
lacking in caution or judgement
inadvertent
accidental, unintentional
incipient
just beginning to exist
malevolent
wishing harm to others
miscreant
criminal; wicked
ostracize
to banish, cast out
prevailed
triumphed
prowess
bravery, valor; skill
requisite
necessary; essential; required
resilient
able to bounce back or recover quickly
sullen
gloomy, sulky, glum
tentative
hesitant, uncertain
tremulous
trembling, quivering; fearful, timid
ultimatum
a final demand whose rejection ends negotiations and leads to use of force
voluble
talkative