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Forever Vocab Part 1

The vocabulary for study in Ms. Hjellming's English 9 class at CAC. There are multiple definitions for these words; the ones listed here are for the context in which they appear on a particular page in I Am One of You Forever.
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arduous
involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring
vexed
annoyed, frustrated, or worried
perdition
eternal punishment; hell, hellfire, doom
cornucopia
an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind
profound
very great or intense
commiserate
express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize
exacerbate
make (a problem, bad situation, negative feeling) worse
dilapidated
in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect
meticulous
showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
communal
shared by all members of a community; for common use
demeanor
outward behavior or bearing
precarious
not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse
pulverize
reduce to fine particles
irate
feeling or characterized by great anger
primeval
of or resembling the earliest ages in the history of the world
milieu
a person's social environment
alacrity
brisk and cheerful readiness
apoplectic
overcome with anger; extremely indignant
apparition
a ghost or ghostlike image of a person
omniscient
knowing everything
voracious
wanting or devouring great quantities of food
sufficiency
the condition or quality of being adequate or sufficient
superfluity
an unnecessarily or excessively large amount or number of something
integral
necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental
inevitable
unavoidable
inscrutable
impossible to understand or interpret
dismay
cause (someone) to feel consternation and distress
immaculate
perfectly clean, neat, or tidy
provocative
causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
ominous
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious