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Uglies, Gilgamesh, Pharaoh's Daughter Vocabulary

Vocabulary words from Uglies, Gilgamesh, and Pharaoh's Daughter
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Cacophony
an unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, sounds
Distinguish
to be aware of a difference between people, groups, or things, or to know that they are different from each other
Symmetrical
balanced proportions
Parameter
a fact or circumstance that restricts how something is done
Conservative
in favor of preserving the status quo, traditional values and customs, and against abrupt change
Vulnerable
open to emotional or physical danger
Untenable
lacking the qualities that make defense possible
Reverie
a state of pleasant contemplation. Daydreaming
Serpentine
winding and twisting, with many bends and curves.
Vapid
lacking interest or liveliness
Predatory
eager to steal from or destroy others for gain
Aquiline
thin, curved, and pointed like an eagle's beak
Sustain
to support somebody or something through emotional, moral, or physical means.
Paranoia
extreme and unreasonable suspicion of other people and their motives
Sheepish
showing embarrassment at having done something awkward or wrong
Plunder
to rob a place or the people living there or steal goods using violence
Encroach
to intrude gradually or stealthily
Revelation
information that is newly disclosed, especially surprising or valuable information
Tenuous
not based on anything significant or substantial
Indulge
to allow someone or yourself to have or do something enjoyable
Impervious
not allowing passage into or through something
Accomplice
somebody who knowingly helps somebody to commit a crime
Pugnacious
inclined to fight or be aggressive
Augment
to grow, or increase something in number, amount, size, strength, or intensity
Mutinous
refusing to obey or submit to control, especially military control
Despot
a tyrant or ruler with absolute powers
Bridle
to react with slight anger or indignation
Invincible
incapable of being defeated or beaten as a result of great strength or skill
Malign
to say or write unpleasant things about somebody or something
Paradox
a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd but is or may be true
Intrigue
to make someone greatly interested or curious
Imperceptible
very slight or gradual
Haggard
wild and unruly in appearance
Ballast
something that serves no particular purpose other than to give weight to provide additional stability
Myriad
so many that they cannot be counted
Prattle
to talk in a silly, idle, or childish way
Evasive
intending to avoid something unpleasant
Impudent
showing a lack of respect and excessive boldness
Inundate
to overwhelm somebody with a huge quantity of things
Idolater
a fanatical admirer of somebody or something
Inquisitive
eager for knowledge
Contempt
a powerful feeling of dislike toward someone or something
Wistful
deep in sad thoughts, especially thoughts of something yearned for
Consequential
of considerable importance, significance, or value
Enthrall
to delight or fascinate somebody thoroughly
Avidity
great eagerness or greed for something
Assuage
to provide relief from something distressing or painful
Sympathize
to share the feelings of someone else or show compassion for another
Appease
to pacify someone, especially by giving in to demands