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20 terms

House of Dies Drear Vocabulary CH. 1 - 10

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lurch
(v) to roll or to sway suddenly forward or to one side; to stagger
stately
(adj) dignified and majestic
sinister
(adj) threatening; evil; mysterious
desolation
(n) misery; grief; ruin
relic
(n) an object that has survived from the past
abolitionist
(n) one in favor of putting an end to, or abolishing, slavery
fume
(v) to show great anger or annoyance
gilded
(adj) coated with a thin layer of gold
brackish
(adj) salty, as marsh water; having an unpleasant taste; nauseating
meander
(v) to take a winding course; to wander
cordial
(adj) warm and friendly; sincere
shifty
(adj) tricky or deceitful
garret
(adj) having to do with an attic
cumbersome
(adj) clumsy, unwieldy, hard to handle
ornate
(adj) heavily decorated
lapse
(v) to slip into or fall into gradually
vestibule
(n) a small entrance hall or room
feign
(v) to pretend
clannish
(adj) associating only with one's own group
opaque
(adj) not letting light pass through