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20 terms

ELA UNIT 3 Vocab

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barrage
a rapid, large scale outpouring of something
bigot
an intolerant, prejusiced, or biased person
designate
to indicate, point out;to appoint
diversity
difference; variety
enigma
someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that cannot be explained or understood
gloat
to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfaction; to take great personal joy in
global
of, relating to, or involving the entire world
illusion
a false idea; something that one seems to see or be aware of that really does not exist
infuriate
to make very angry; enrage
motivate
to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
pacifist
one who is against war or the use of violence; opposing war or violence
queue
a line of people waiting for something; to form such a line
restrict
to keep within set limits; to confine
sage
wise; a versy wise person
slake
to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
terrain
the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
vocation
any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
vow
a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; to declare or promise ina solemn way
waylay
to lie in wait for and attack, ambush
wither
to dry up, wilt, sag;to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small