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1st semester Exams- Kline E9 vocab

50 vocab words from Mrs.Klines E9 Semester Midterm
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empathy
understanding another's thought's and feelings
frantic
wild with anger, pain, worry; frenzied
gaiety
merriment; happiness
guileless
sincere; without deceit
indifference
lack of interest; apathy
maudlin
excessively sentimental or emotional
nauseous
sickening; repulsive
nonchalant
unconcerned; indifferent
oblivious
unaware; forgetful
overwhelming
extreme;great
overt
out in the open; not hidden
petition
a document that makes a formal request
regime
a system or method of government
unanimity
total agreement
unanimous
being in complete harmony or agreement
aggressor
a person or country starting a hostile action
annals
records or documents of events
authenticate
to verify as true or genuine
bondage
slavery; serfdom
clemency
leniency; mercy
berate
to scold or criticize severely
capitalize
to take advantage of or make the most of something
commiserate
to feel sorrow or pity for; to sympathize
cope
to struggle or deal with
denial
a negative reply, refusal, or rejection
acclaim
praise, applause,or approval
acoustics
The effect of quality of sound; especially in an enclosed space
acquire
to get possesion of
acquisition
something obtained or required
audible
able to be heard
devoid
lacking; empty
errant
straying from what is correct; erring
erratic
irregular; without direction
exceptional
extraordinary; special
extrovert
an outgoing individual; a person interested in others
girder
a horizontal beam or support, usually of steel or wood
inmate
a resident in a building or institution, especially in a prison
mar
damage; ruin
reconstruction
the act of building again
renovate
to renew; to repair
impermeable
not permitting passage through
masticate
to chew
reduce
to decrease; to lessen
smock
a loose outer garment
tarnish
to discolor; to stain
atmospheric
having to do with the mass of air that surrounds the earth
bleak
barren; desolate
countless
unlimited; infinite
crescent
characterized by a curved, semi-circular shape
dismal
dreary; gloomy