20 terms

Vocabulary from "I Have a Dream" speech AP

This set includes 20 vocabulary words from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream."
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momentous
(adj.) very important
militancy
the act of aggressively supporting a political or social cause
prodigious
(adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
languished
to have become weak or feeble; droop; fade
hallowed
greatly respected; holy; sacred
desolate
(of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
tribulations
trials, difficulties, sufferings
curvaceous
1. wavy and rounded, often pertaining to a woman's body
promissory
containing or implying a promise, particularly to pay a debt
redemptive
liberating and reforming or paying a debt on someone's behalf
creed
a statement of belief or principle, often of a religion or in a religious context
interposition
placing an item between others, often in the sense of intervention or stepping in to try to solve the problem
sweltering
oppressively hot and humid; torrid; sultry
nullification
to cancel or make invalid, particularly a law or debt
invigorating
giving vigor to; enlivening; filling with energy; exhilarating
exalted
raised or elevated, as in rank or character, venerated
tranquility
a state of peace and quiet
hew
chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
degenerate
become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; depraved or corrupt person
jangling
clashing, jarring; harshly unpleasant (in sound); discordant