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English 531A

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Lethargy
lack of energy
Panorama
an unbroken view of a wide area
Monopoly
exclusive control or possession of something
Vortex
whirlpool; whirlwind; center of turbulence
Delirium
a state of violent excitement or emotion
Stagnant
still, motionless
Surge
to rise suddenly
Traversed
to travel or pass across
Gossamer
a very thin light cloth, Flimsy.
Mackinaw
heavy coat
Hummocks
a ridge or hill of ice in an ice field
Falsetto
a high-pitched male voice
Tundra
a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line
Eddies
little swirls of water
Rarefied
made less dense
Precise
exact
Blunder
make one's way clumsily or blindly
Corrugated
shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
Amends
something done to make up for a fault or mistake
Presume
To take for granted, assume or suppose
Legacy
an inheritance; something handed down from an ancestor or from the past
Ominous
threatening
Mukluks
n. an eskimo boot made of sealskin or reindeer skin
Void
completely empty, vacant
Erratically
Irregularly or inconsistently
Maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence
Cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
Emmeshed
Caught in a net
Sweltering
very hot, humid
Frail
easily broken or damaged or destroyed
Lurking
hiding or moving about in a secret and sly manner
Flouting
Treated with disregard
Serrated
jagged; saw-like
Tunic
a loose garment
Intimidate
v. to frighten, especially by threatening someone
Meddler
person interfering in others' business
Moderately
medium, not too little, not too much
Precaution
an action taken against danger ahead of time
Implement
To put into effect
Sadistic
taking pleasure in cruelty
Alibi
Proof the person was elsewhere
Subdued
quiet, controlled
Laconically
using few words
Frantic
wildly or uncontrollably excited
Prominent
important, well-known
Variation
something a little different from others of the same type
Quota
maximum number or amount
Substandard
Below the desired standard
Belligerent
Waging war, aggressive
Pathetically
sadly, pitifully, to do something poorly
Inordinate
excessive
Bungled
To do something badly or without skill.
Augmented
to make larger
Presumably
Probably, most likely, something that is supposed to be true
Racism
Belief that one racial group is superior to another
Bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
Discrimination
unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
Stereotype
Commonly held belief about specific social groups or types of individuals
Prejudice
A prejudgment - a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without knowing the facts of the case