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26 terms

Anthem Vocab Words

These terms are for the Anthem test for students in PRE- AP English, and are in Ms. Lockwood's class.
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abyss
Bottomless hole, a vast expanse or depth
advocacy
Support of an idea or cause
approbation
Official approval, praise, commendation
atone
To make amends
baseness
The quality of lacking higher values
defile
To make dirty, to desecrate, to pollute
depravity
Moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act
discern
To differentiate between two or more things
ecstasy
Extreme happiness
fluid
Smooth and effortless
furrow
To make wrinkles or grooves
heedless
Disregarding, thoughtless
illustrious
Notably outstanding, famous
infamous
Having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad
lassitude
Feeling of weariness; fatigue
perishable
Likely to decay or to spoil
portal
A doorway (especially a large one)
raze
To completely destroy
revere
To honor, to regard with respect
sieve
A utensil for sifting or straining
submissive
Yielding or surrendering oneself to the will of another
tarry
To delay in coming or going, to linger
vindictive
Revengeful, spiteful
virtuous
Having excellent morals; righteous
whim
A sudden and impulsive action
utopia
An ideal or perfect society