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English Semester 1 Vocabulary

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Grisly
Adj. Inspiring horror, intense fear, disgust, distaste
Befall
V. To happen especially as if by fate
Suppliant
Adj. making or expressing a plea, especially to someone in power or authority
Bough
N. a branch of a tree
Anesthetize
V. To subject to loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness
Relegate
V. To send into exile, to assign
Futile
Adj. Serving no useful purpose, pointless
Clarion
Adj. Loud and clear
Inextricably
Adv. Incapable of being disentangled or untied
Plight
N. A solemnly given pledge
Decrepit
Adj. Weakened by old age
Tempest
N. A violent storm
Forsake
V. To renounce or turn away from entirely
Atone
V. To make amends, to provide or serve as reparation or compensation for something bad or unwelcome
Bemused
Adj. marked by confusion or bewilderment
Paradox
N. a statement that seems contradictory or opposed to common sense but is perhaps true
Vigor
N. Active bodily or mental strength or force
Undaunted
Adj. courageously resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty, not discouraged
Spurn
V. To reject with disdain and contempt
Apparition
N. an unusual or unexpected sight, a ghostly figure
Lustrous
Adj. Reflecting light evenly and efficiently, radiant
Strew
V. To spread by scattering
Contrive
V. To devise, to plan
Moor
N. An expanse of open land
Rear
V. To raise or bring to maturity
Impious
Adj. Lacking reverence or proper respect
Throng
N. A multitude of assembled persons
Subjugate
V. To bring under control and governance, to force into submission
Ravish
V. To seize or take away by violence, to overcome with emotion
Reluctance
N. The quality or state of being hesitant
Deplore
V. to consider unfortunate or deserving of disapproval
Elegy
n. A song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation especially for one who is dead
Kindle
V. To start a fire, to stir up or bring into being
Moratorium
N. a suspension of activity, usually through legal action
Pragmatic
adj. practical, as opposed to idealistic
Sanction
N. A formal decree or order
Cascade
V. To fall or rush forth in quantity
Unprecedented
Adj. Having no predecessor
Illuminate
V. To brighten with light
Cognizant
Adj. knowledgeable of something, especially through personal experience
Incorrigible
Adj. incapable of being corrected or amended
Scintillating
Adj. brilliantly lively, stimulating, or witty
Gainsay
V. To declare to be untrue or invalid
Nullify
V. To make of no value or consequence
Harried
Adj. troubled
Solace
V. To give comfort to in grief or misfortune
Lamentably
Adv. expressing grief or regret
Complacent
Adj. marked by self-satisfaction, unconcerned
Emulate
v. to strive to equal or excel, to imitate