English 7H / EWP 190 Vocabulary List #5 2018 Mr. Marx HSES

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Tartarus
(noun) a deep sunless abyss, deeper than the underworld, where Zeus imprisoned the Titans
bleak
(adj.) depressing or dreary; completely lacking in hope or optimism
dusky
(adj.) dark or shadowy, as the world is at dusk; gloomy or sad
torrent
(noun) a stream of liquid flowing with tremendous speed, force and violence
Plutonian
(adj.) relating to or resembling the underworld; infernal (Pluto was the Roman underworld)
turbid
(adj.) cloudy or muddled, like a river in which sediment has been stirred up
eddy
(noun) a small whirlpool of the type formed at the edges of a rapidly moving stream
conspicuous
(adj.) standing out or attracting attention; easily seen or noticed
bluff
(noun) a cliff or hill with a broad, steep face
sepulcher (also spelled sepulchre)
(noun) a tomb, grave or other burial place
vitreous
(adj.) resembling glass in its transparency, brittleness, glossiness or hardness
skirting
(verb) passing around or being located along the edge or border of something
undulate
(verb) to move in a curving or wavelike motion, similar to a snake's slither
laden
(adj.) burdened or loaded down; carrying a load
shroud
(noun) a cloth or sheet (usually white) in which a corpse is wrapped for burial
subordinate
(adj.) having a lower rank or position; secondary or of lesser importance
hamlet
(noun) a small village
tinge
(verb) to give a slight amount of color, taste or smell to something; to tint
quaint
(adj.) peculiar, unusual or old-fashioned in an attractive or pleasing way
ponderous
(adj.) heavy or massive; also, dull or tedious
pallid
(adj.) lacking in color, brightness or vitality; pale or wan
vaunted
(adj.) celebrated or boasted about (see #23 for a sentence)
menial
(adj.) in the manner of, or befitting the status of, a servant; lowly or submissive
impudent
(adj.) shamelessly mischievous or cheerfully disrespectful
immutable
(adj.) unchanging throughout time; unalterable or ageless
mote
(noun) a small particle or speck, especially of dust
pallor
(noun) unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, poor health or death
whet
(verb) to sharpen a knife or tool by grinding or friction; to stimulate or make eager
droll
(adj.) amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous
inscrutable
(adj.) incapable of being understood or analyzed; mysterious or unfathomable
precocious
(adj.) unusually advanced or mature for one's age; prematurely developed (see sentence #32)
patronizing
(adj.) expressing an offensively condescending manner; acting with an air of superiority
adroit
(adj.) cleverly skillful, resourceful or ingenious; quick in thought or reactions
innate
(adj.) existing in someone from birth; inborn or inherent
indubitable
(adj.) unable to be doubted; evident or certain
autocratic
(adj.) acting like a tyrant or despot; domineering or absolute
beseeching
(adj.) begging or pleading; making an urgent or earnest appeal