3rd Quarter Literature Vocabulary

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Emaciated
Made extremely thin or gaunt
Terse
Short and to the point
Cringe
To recoil or shrink back in surprise
Superficial
Lacking depth; shallow and only concerned with the surface
Scrutinize
To examine carefully or closely
Regicide
The killing of one's king or monarch
Bigot
One who is intolerant in the ideas and beliefs of others
Gullible
Naive; believing too readily or easily
Infirmity
A physical or mental defect or illness
Coercion
The use of force to get someone's compliance
Lackluster
Without brilliance or shine
Remuneration
Payment for services done
Pariah
A social outcast; one who has been excluded by the group
Apparition
A ghost, spirit, or phantom
Cryptic
Mysterious or puzzling
Cumbersome
Burdensome, bulky, and in the way
Grotesque
Odd or unnatural in shape or form; ugly and extremely absurd
Perfunctory
Performed merely as duty, hasty and superficial, without enthusiasm
Onerous
Oppressive; causing hardship
Obfuscate
To confuse or make unclear
Hurlyburly
Noisy confusion; chaos; noisy uproar
Heath
An open wasteland covered with low shrubs
Contended
Struggled in rivalry or competition
Fantastical
Conceived by an unrestrained imagination
Battlements
Low walls with open spaces for shooting
Marred
Tainted, ruined or plotched
Animosity
Active hatred; extreme dislike
Mettle
Mental or emotional strength or courage
Valor
Bravery, honor, or courage
Prowess
Exceptional skill or courage, especially in battle.
Prate
To talk excessively or foolishly; to babble
Repose
Rest or tranquility
Lechery
Unrestrained indulgence of sexual desires
Vaulting
Excessive in arrogance
Augment
To enlarge or increase in size or volume
Palpable
Capable of being touched or felt
Stealthy
Sly, furtively, sneaky
Multitudinous
Existing in many numbers
Equivocate
To purposely deceive or mislead
Fortitude
Strength and determination
Posterity
Future generations or all of one's descendants
Predominant
Important, influential, powerful
Sundry
Various, diverse, several
Parricide
The killing of one's father, mother, or close relative
Desolate
Barren, empty, lifeless
Avarice
Greed
Concur
To agree or approve
Saturate
To cover or soak completely as with water.
Indefatigable
Untiring or cannot be made tired
Desecrate
To destroy the sanctity or sacredness of
Purgative
Cleansing
Perturbation
State of being greatly disturbed or distressed
Epicure
A person with refined and cultivated taste.
Arbitrate
To reconcile or settle the differences between
Pristine
Pure, untainted, unspoiled
Pathological
Caused by disease
Bravado
False display of courage and bravery
Amnesty
Free from punishment or reproach
Harbingers
Those who come before to announce what is to follow
Kindle
To ignite or light a flame; to inspire
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