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Vocab 1

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Edifice
a large, imposing building. Though the ______ was rather intimidating, they still entered.
Sepulchers
tomb. Just inside the cemetery gates were a series of small ______.
Allot
give something to someone as a share or task. In a will, land is ______ed to each person in the family.
Throng
a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals. There was a ______ of fans waiting outside of the church in Kennebunkport where Taylor Swift filmed her music video.
Inauspicious
not conducive to success. "Well that's ______," he thought to himself as a step halfway through the rickety bridge fell hundreds of feet into the water below.
Congenial
pleasant, nice. Her ______ ways helped her make friends.
Ponderous
dull, laborious, or excessively solemn. A prisoner's walk to death row is often ______.
Undutiful
not obediently fulfilling one's duty. Fred was kicked out of the army because of his ______ behavior.
Physiognomies
a person's facial features or expression. She was amazed by the odd ______ of the men.
Intervolutions
the state of being coiled. The anaconda's coils made ______ around Fred.
Improprieties
something that is not proper (noun form of improper). She was kicked out of the debutante ball because of her extraordinary ______.
Ignominy
the act of public shame or disgrace. Hester was sentenced standing up on the platform, which was a punishment in the form of ______.
Heterogeneous
diverse. The largest school in inner city New York is far more ______ than Gorham High.
Sagacity
good judgment. Atticus Finch is known for his ______.
Obstinacy
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion. Even after the lengthy debate, Jack's ______ remained.
Visage
face. Her ______ was sharp and angled.
Mien
a person's look or manner. Cathy's friendly ______ led to people sharing lots of secrets with her.
Purport
appear or claim to be or do something, esp. falsely. He ______ed to being a genius.
Evanescent
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. The ______ sunshine caused a pink hue on the clouds.
Eloquence
fluent or persuasive speaking or writing. Her ______ made up for the fact that all her opinions were radical and hard to grasp.