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20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 1

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Glean
Verb. To collect or gather anything little by little; to gather what is left by reapers.
Teeming
Adjective. Abounding or swarming with something.
Indolence
Noun. The quality or state of being insolent. Slothful; avoiding exertion.
Unbidden
Adjective. Not ordered or commanded, spontaneous; uninvited.
Obscure
Not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague or uncertain, hard to perceive.
Metaphysical
Adjective. Of the nature of metaphysics. A branch of philosophy.
Feint
Noun. A movement made to deceive an adversary.
Patter
Verb. To make a rapid succession of light taps.
Pallor
Noun. Unusual or extreme paleness from fear, death, or illness.
Elusive
Adjective. Eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; cleaverly or skillfully evasive.
Indifferent
Without interest or concern; not caring, apathetic, disinterested
Raucous
Adjective. Harsh; grating; rowdy; disorderly
Perpetual
Adjective. Continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
Castigate
Verb. To criticize or repremand seriously; to punish in order to correct.
Errant
Adjective. Deviating from the regular or proper course, straying.
Panoply
Noun. A wide-ranging and impressive array.
Atomize
Verb. To reduce to atoms, fine particles, or a spray; to destroy.
Palpitate
Verb. To pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease.
Infinitesimal
Adjective. Indefinitely small; minute.
Abyss
Noun. A deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity.

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