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O'Neal Vocab 1st Semester West High

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profane
irreverent; blasphemous; showing contempt for religious
things.
recompense
payment; compensation; reward.
discourse
conversation or communication.
entreat
to beg, plead with, or ask.
savory
agreeable or pleasing to the taste or smell.
bier
a platform on which a coffin or corpse is placed.
bereave
to deprive of happiness by loss or death.
formidable
causing fear, dread, or awe; hard to overcome or handle.
prodigious
enormous; wonderful or amazing.
circumspect
cautious or careful; attentive to all details that relate to
an action or judgment.
dram
a small drink, often of something alcoholic; a small amount of
anything.
clamor
an uproar, loud outcry, or vehement expression of an opinion
or demand.
contrive
to scheme, plan, devise, or fabricate.
ravenous
greedily hungry or voracious.
descent
a downward slope; a way down.
asunder
into pieces or parts; in different directions.
vexation
feeling of distress or torment.
taciturn
usually silent; uncommunicative or not liking to talk.
to abate
to make less in amount, force, or degree.
to chide
to scold or blame.
to repine
to complain or fret; to feel discontent.
vanity
a thing or act that is worthless or futile.
to mete
to give out measured portions or distribute.
entrails
the intestines or inner organs of human beings or animals.
stratagems
tricks, schemes, or plans to deceive an enemy.
reprobates
depraved or vicious people; scoundrels.
frugality
thriftiness or the habit or quality of being economical.
dissenters
those who think differently or disagree with established
opinion.
prudent
cautious, sensible, or exercising sound judgment.
arbitrary
based on one's preference or whim; capricious, absolute or
despotic.
indiscreet
unwise or lacking caution in speech or action.
itinerant
traveling from place to place.
rectitude
upright or moral conduct; strict honesty.
avarice
greed
annex
to add on, attach, or join
unremitting
incessant, persistent, or not stopping or slackening.
subsequent
coming after or following in time, place, or order.
civility
courtesy or politeness.
impartial
fair, just, lacking bias.
posterity
the future; generations to come; all of a person's
descendants.
loquacious
extremely talkative.
arduous
difficult to do, laborious, or strenuous.
temporal
worldly, earthly, or secular.
insidious
treacherous, crafty, sly, or operating in a more dangerous
manner than seems evident.
comports
agrees or harmonizes with.
remonstrance
protest, complaints, or objections.
inviolate
not violated; kept sacred or intact.
supine
passive; on the back with the face upward.
celestial
heavenly, divine, or relating to the heavens or the sky.
impious
lacking reverence for God.
hypocrisy
pretending to be what one is not or to feel what one does
not feel.
apparition
a ghost or phantom.
apprehension
fear, dread, or foreboding.
prudent
cautious, sensible, or exercising sound judgment.
martial
warlike; having to do with war or military life.
chastise
punish, especially by beating.
relinquish
to give up, abandon, surrender, or let go.
censure
condemn, blame, or strong criticism, usually by a person or
group in authority.
complaisance
politeness or courtesy; willingness to please or to be
agreeable.
expunge
erase, remove, blot out, or strike out.
redress
compensation and satisfaction, as for a wrong done.
malleable
yielding to others or readily adaptable.
impunity
freedom or exemption from punishment or penalty.
pestilent
very annoying, troublesome, or harmful.
adherent
supporter or follower.
reciprocate
to do or feel in return.
dapper
neat, trim, or smart in appearance.
rubicund
reddish, ruddy, or rosy.
skulked
moved about in a secretive or sneaky way.
reiterate
to repeat or to say or do again and again.
desist
stop, cease, or abstain.
billows
large waves or sells of water; any large swelling mass.
illimitable
endless or without limit or boundary.
abyss
a bottomless gulf or pit; great depth; anything too deep for
measurement.
blight
anything that destroys or harms.
patriarchs
fathers and rulers of families or tribes.
pensive
thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad things.
unfaltering
unhesitating; certain; firm; unwavering.
querulous
complaining; finding fault; peevish.
ominous
threatening, menacing, or having the character of an evil
omen.
portent
an omen or something that foretells an event about to occur.
firmament
the sky or heavens.
din
a loud noise; a confused clamor; an uproar.
robust
strong, vigorous, or sturdy.
sublime
majestic, noble, or exalted.
admonish
to warn, caution against specific faults, scold mildly, or
advise.
kindred
similar; closely connected because of similar natures, tastes,
or goals.
manifold
many and varied; having many and varied forms or features.
decorum
proper behavior; good taste in behavior, speech, or
appearance.
aspirant
a person who seeks honors or a high position.
aversion
intense dislike or reluctance.
bastions
strongly fortified places; strong defenses.
nook
a hidden spot, retreat, small recess, or corner of a room.
radiant
shining brightly; sending out rays of light or other energy;
showing pleasure or joy.
tumultuous
full of commotion; noisy and violent; disturbed or
agitated.
impertinent
saucy, impudent, or not showing proper respect or
manners.
dearth
any scarcity or lack.
impervious
incapable of being passed through or penetrated; not
affected by.
transient
not permanent, temporary, or staying only for a short time.
superfluous
unnecessary, not needed, surplus, or excessive.