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2018/2019 Midterm Review- Sea and Divergent: Total Words

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Skiff
a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with sharp bow and square stern.
Gaunt
thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren
Subdue
to conquer or bring under control
Relic
a custom or object that has been around for a very, very long time
Bodega
small shop selling groceries, especially in a Hispanic area
Phosphorescence
light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat
Fathom
(v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; (n.) a measure of depth in water
Iridescent
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles
Contempt
the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
Mysticism
A form of religious belief and practice involving sudden insight and intense experiences of God
Myriad
(adj.) in very great numbers; (n.) a very great number
Intolerable
unable to be endured, unacceptable
Sustenance
something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
Interminable
endless, so long as to seem endless
Astern
behind or toward the rear of a ship or aircraft
Malignancy
quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
Teeter
to stand or move in an unsteady way so that you look as if you are going to fall
Plummet
fall suddenly and steeply
Treachery
violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason
Coagulate
thicken; congeal; clot, change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
Submerge
to push under the surface
Conscientiously
thoughtfully and carefully
Tapered
gradually narrowed toward a point
Rapier
a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
Convulsively
violently shaking
Maw
mouth
Ceding
give up (power or territory)
Shoal
any very shallow spot in a body of water
Periscope
an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field
Tiller
Lever used to turn a rudder to steer a boat
Stern
The back or aft-most part of a ship or boat
Tempered
hardened , toughened , treated
Acrobatics
stunts like jumping, tumbling, and balancing
Commenced
to begin, to start
Coiled
curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
Elegance
the state of being elegant; the state of showing richness or grace in style and manners
Counsel
something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
Proprietor
An owner of a store or other business
Intolerable
unable to be endured
Timid
showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened
Acrid
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell
Alignment
a position of agreement or alliance
Faction
A group with a distinct political interest
Inconclusive
not leading to a firm conclusion; not ending doubt or dispute.
Perplexing
difficult to understand
Renovation
repair, making something new again
Scenario
an outline for a planned series of events, either real or imagined; a summary of a work of fiction
Precariously
unsteadily; insecurely
Virtue
A habitual and firm disposition to do good
Secrete
Produce and release a substance from a cell or gland of the body for a functional purpose
Adornment
attractive decoration
Reprimand
(v.) to scold; find fault with; (n.) a rebuke
Placid
calm, peaceful
Grimace
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
Forsake
to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon
Duress
compulsion by threat; forcible confinement;
intimidation, coercion
Incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical
Forthright
Directly frank without hesitation (frank = open, honest, candid)
Grotesque
(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre- fantastic, outlandish, ugly, deformed
Periphery
the outermost part or boundary
Protrude
to stick out, thrust forth
Sustenance
something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
Disengaged
disconnected, disassociated
Bolstering
support or strengthen; prop up
Overcompensating
to try too hard to make up for a disadvantage or shortcoming and fall into a fault of another
kind
Reprieve
a temporary relief or delay
Furtive
secret, stealthy
Concede
admit that something is true or valid after first denying it
Writhe
make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body
Dilapidated
falling apart or ruined, run-down
Abnegation
denial of comfort to oneself; selflessness
Dauntless
showing fearlessness and determination
Fraternize
to be friendly with; to socialize with an enemy population
Scrutinize
to examine closely
Erudite
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
Amity
friendship; friendly relations
Ingenuity
Cleverness, inventiveness, resourcefulness
Eradicate
to root out, get rid of, destroy completely
Ruthless
showing no mercy; pitiless
Candor
truthfulness; sincere honesty
Relent
to become less severe; to give in
Conspicuously
Easily seen or noticed
Patronizing
treating with condescension; acting superior
Disparity
inequality; difference
Forlorn
pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
Trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
Diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
Ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere
Pernicious
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
Sycophant
a flatterer; one who fawns on others in order to gain favor