English 7H / EWP 190 Vocabulary List #3 2018 Mr. Marx HSES

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adverse
(adj.) unfavorable or negative; being in opposition or acting in a contrary direction
jovial
(adj.) full of hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good fellowship; merry or jolly
victuals (pronounced "vittles")
(noun) food supplies; food fit or prepared for human consumption
obsolescence
(noun) the state of becoming old-fashioned or out of date; declining in usefulness or popularity
rudimentary
(adj.) elementary, basic or primitive; not advanced
insensible
(adj.) incapable of feeling or perceiving; unconscious, unaware or unappreciative
repugnance
(noun) a strong distaste or dislike of something; the feeling of being offended or disgusted
proximity
(noun) nearness in space, time, or order in a sequence (see #10 for a sentence)
engender
(verb) to bring about or give rise to; produce or cause (see #10 for a sentence)
antipathy
(noun) a feeling of intense dislike, hostility or aversion
succumb
(verb) to yield or give in to a superior force
melancholy
(adj.) having a gloomy state of mind; being sad or depressed for an extended period of time
relish (as a verb)
to take pleasure in an activity; to like or enjoy something
pastoral
(adj.) pertaining to the country life or the life of shepherds; rural or rustic
embellish
(verb) to improve by adding ornamentation; also, to exaggerate a story through fictitious additions
idyllic
(adj.) full of the simple pleasures of rural life; charming or peaceful in a rustic way
primeval
(adj.) similar to or belonging to the first or oldest era in the world; original and unspoiled
gregarious
(adj.) sociable; fond of the company of others
anathema
(noun) a person or thing that is greatly reviled, hated or shunned
veneer
(noun) a superficial show, usually designed to deceive an external observer; a façade
connotation
(noun) the added or secondary meaning of a word; an implied meaning, rather than a literal one
jeremiad
(noun) a speech condemning something as evil, wicked or corrupt
beneficent
(adj.) doing good or causing good to be done; kindly, generous or friendly
imminent
(adj.) likely to occur at any moment; impending or threatening
vigilance
(noun) the state of being constantly watching; watchfulness
rhetoric
(noun) language used in making speeches or trying to persuade people
proclivity
(noun) a tendency or habit
privation
(noun) a lack of the basic comforts or necessities of life; the state of being deprived of something
antipode
(noun) the opposite or extreme other end of something
menagerie
(noun) a collection of wild or foreign animals
formidable
(adj.) intimidating or causing fear because of its massive strength, size or difficulty
encomium
(noun) a formal expression of glowing and enthusiastic praise; a tribute or eulogy
precedent
(noun) an earlier occurrence of something similar; a prior event that serves as a model
digress
(verb) to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose of one's speech or writing
vocation
(noun) an occupation, business or profession, particularly one to which one feels a calling
ward
(noun) a minor or other person considered legally incapable of handling his or her own affairs
appendage
(noun) an auxiliary part that depends upon the main part, such as an arm or leg
indignation
(noun) righteous anger or strong displeasure at something considered unjust or offensive
incendiary
(adj.) tending to cause an uprising or provoke anger; inflammatory
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