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7th Grade Literature Vocabulary for Exam

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transfixed
v. used as adj. very still, as if nailed to the spot
intelligible
adj. understandable
assent
n. agreement
intimidate
v.frightened with threats
defiant
adj. boldly resisting authority
idiosyncrasy
n. peculiarity
menace
n. danger, threat
converging
v. used as adj. closing in
explicit
adj. definite, clearly stated
variations
n. differences
turbulent
adj. wild, disorderly
tournament
n. series of contests
integrity
n. honesty, uprightness
congregation
n. gathering
ruthless
adj. without pity
bedraggled
adj. hanging
insolence
n. disrespect
recognition
n. knowing again
chivalry
n. code that governed knightly behavior, such as courage, honor, and readiness to help the weak
countenance
n. face, appearance
loathsome
adj. digusting
sovereignty
n. control, authority
ashen
adj. grey as the color of ashes
vengeful
adj. wanting to get even
glowering
v. glaring angrily
minstrels
n. musicians best known during medieval times
meddlesome
adj. interfering
disembark
v. to leave a ship
undoubtedly
adv. absolute, without a question
counsel
v. to advise
prudent
adj. to be careful or thoughtful in judgement
exultant
adj. wildly happy, joyful
provoked
v. to anger to attack; to arouse negative feelings
taunt
v. to tease mercilessly