O'Neal Vocab 2nd Semester West High
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useful or suitable way of doing or achieving something.
energy, strength, or mental or physical vigor.
quick or eager willingness.
total destruction; complete removal.
a revolt, rebellion, or uprising against established authority.
rash, impulsive, or acting suddenly or quickly with little thought.
to make accustomed to or fond of home life.
reserved and cool or distant in manner.
fearless; not able to be intimidated, frightened, or discouraged.
dreamy thinking or imagining; daydreaming.
extravagant, lavish, or excessive.
ghostly or like a phantom or apparition.
lying flat with the face downward.
giving or pouring forth freely; produced freely and abundantly.
very generous; lavish.
someone who worries abnormally about his or her health, often about imaginary illnesses.
faint, feeble, weak, or sickly.
lack of clarity; confusion; rambling speech or thought.
pertaining to a wanderer or to a person who travels to a holy place as a religious act.
members of the highest order of angels, often pictured with three sets of wings.
to long for with envy or to want very much.
grave, tomb, or vault for burial.
a recess or hollow in a wall for a statue or vase.
to ask or beg earnestly.
appearance; manner; bearing or way of carrying and conducting oneself.
to charm or delight.
thin and bony, often from hunger or age.
to drink deeply in a hearty or thirsty manner.
not frightened or discouraged; not hesitating because of fear or discouragement.
wickedness, sinfulness, or evil.
a strong or deep-rooted dislike.
characterized by a showy display; pretentious.
wise; having keen perception and sound judgment.
supervision; a watch kept over a person.
a large waterfall; any strong rush of water.
ruin, complete and irreversible loss, or damnation.
incentives; things that persuade or lead to some action.
to hate, loathe, or be disgusted by.
to coax with flattery and sometimes insincere talk.
very wicked or cruel; fiendish or relating to devils.
dictatorial; decisive; not open to challenge.
not openly expressed but understood.
composed of many different elements, sometimes clashing with each other.
keen perception, good judgment, or insight.
revengeful in spirit.
strange or peculiar.
to hint, imply, or suggest indirectly.
distrusting or disliking all people.
to attribute or assign to a probable cause.
to make or become wider or larger.
a response, reply, or answer.
a brief but violent windstorm, usually with rain or snow.
the act of descending voluntarily to the level of one's inferiors; a proud or haughty manner.
the exercise of the will in making a decision.
to draw back in fear or lose courage.
dishonorable, mean, or base.
present or seeming to be present everywhere at the same time.
a great malice or persistent and intense ill will.
strong anger or wrath.
jagged wound, made by tearing.
a period of time considered important because of noteworthy events, development, or people.
various or miscellaneous.
to cause to experience some action or treatment.
anything given to make amends for a loss or damage.
improper or inappropriate behavior.
one who is in exile or driven from his or her native land.
characteristic of the woods or forest, or found in the woods or forest.
flirtation or flirting behavior.
a strong curse.
to fasten or confine with a rope or chain.
to furnish or contrive in a makeshift way to meet a pressing need.
tiresome or boring.
one who is indifferent to pleasure or pain.
wonderful or amazing; enormous in size, power, or extent.
quaint, vivid, striking, or unusually beautiful.
moderation in or total abstinence from drinking alcoholic beverages.
a swamp, bog, or marsh, especially one that is part of an inlet or backwater.
urgent or imperative.
to move across, over, or through.
quickly and without formality.
to wipe or rub out, obliterate, or erase.
supernatural or abnormal.
the act of swinging back and forth regularly.
without self-confidence; timid.
an angry or heated argument.
to ridicule, make fun of, or laugh at in contempt or scorn.
firm, unshakable, or unyielding.
to walk about or stroll.
to mock at, scorn, jeer, or show contempt for.
a loud or continuous noise.
mournful, melancholy, or full of sorrow or sadness.
stubborn, persistent, or not giving in readily.
to fill with a glow, color, or fluid.
to win over, soothe the anger of, or gain the good will of.
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