15 terms

Pre-AP English Vocab 7

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Amorous
adj. Expressing love or the state of being in love
Belittle
v. To present or speak of as unimportant or of little value.
Censure
v. To blame or find fault with
n. A severe criticism or harsh judgment
Deem
v. To consider; to believe.
Divulge
v. To make known something secret; to reveal.
Exorbitant
adj. Exceeding normal bounds; greater or more than seems reasonable
Expostulate
v. To argue earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval.
Fateful
adj. Having great or significant consequences
Ingrate
n. an ungrateful person
Injunction
n. 1. An order or command.
2. A court order prohibiting someone from doing something.
Moribund
adj. Close to death; in a dying state
Motif
n. 1. A theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated.
2. A figure or design repeated in the decoration of something, such as a building or textile.
Subsidize
v. To support by giving financial aid.
Sumptuous
adj. Extravagantly splendid or costly; luxurious
Voluble
adj. Characterized by a ready flow of words; talkative