20 terms

Vocabulary Quiz Sets 6 & 7

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wistful
sad feeling about something you want to do--especially something that made you happy in the past
valor
courage or bravery
quarrel
an argument or disagreement
reticence
not willing to tell people about things
platitude
a statement that expresses an idea that is not new
rectitude
the quality of being honest
obscenity
the state of being obscene or offensive
compulsive
impossible to stop or control
fortified
to make someone or something stronger
credibility
the quality of being trusted and believed in
elusive
hard to find or capture, hard to understand
unencumbered
not having anything weigh you down or blocking you
accompany
to go somewhere with (someone)
shrapnel
small metal pieces that scatter outwards from an exploding bomb
sullen
used to describe an angry or unhappy person who does not want to talk, smile, etc.
plod
to walk slowly
ambiguity
something that does not have a single or clear meaning
entrenching
to be put in a very strong position that cannot easily be changed
monotony
a lack of change that makes something boring
resignation
the feeling that something unpleasant is going to happen and cannot be changed
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