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TKM: Vocab Test

Includes words from chps. 1 -11 and the ones on the board
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Assuaged
to lessen or to calm
Apothecary
an early form of a pharmacists that could prescribe drugs
Taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
Imprudent
to be shamelessly bold
Malevolent
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
Predilection
preference/ preferred way of doing something
Piety
devotion and reverence to God
Chattels
Slaves
Seceded
to break away
Illicitly
doing something improper
Covey
a group
Vexations
irritations; annoyances
Sojourn
a brief visit
Catawba
caterpillars that highly prized by fisherman in the Southern U.S
Irked
annoyed; bothered
contemptuous
to have the feeling someone or something is beneath you
diminutive
smaller than ordinary
onslaught
violent attack
fractious
mean or cross
begrudge
to resent another's success; to envy
furor
an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
auspicious
favorable
ethical
adhering to ethical and moral principles
quelling
to quiet; to reduce
melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
benign
kind and gentle
tacit
an agreement that has been silently agreed upon
cordiality
friendliness; warmth of regard; amiability
placidly
calmly, quietly
asinine
stupid or silly
edification
education; instruction
ensuing
following immediately and as a result of what went before
prowess
superior skill or ability
ramshackle
appearing ready to collapse, loose and shaky
malignant
deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
waning
becoming less bright, intense, or strong
desolate
empty
perpetual
lasting forever
cleaved
stuck
vigil
a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
tarnished
corroded, discolored; discredited, disgraced
palate
The roof of the mouth
meditative
to reflect upon something, or think about it
aberrations
deviations from the norm
perpetuated
to carry out
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
perplexity
trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
bade
to command; order; direct
libel
harming someone's reputation
inordinately
too great or too many
ingenuous
innocent and naive
analogous
comparable; similar
innate
natural part of something else
deportment
Behavior
impaired
diminished in strength, quality, or utility
tarried
delayed; waited
invective
abusive language
inconspicuous
not prominent or readily noticeable
rudiments
fundamentals, basics
tartly
sharply
mausoleum
a large burial chamber, usually above ground
peril
danger
vehemently
with intense emotion
articulate
express or state clearly
passe
old-fashioned
apoplectic
to behave as if one is on the verge of a stroke
umbrage
offense, resentment
interdict
to forbid, prohibit
guff
empty or foolish talk
viscous
sticky
redundant
needlessly repetitive
duration
length of time something lasts
homage
honor; tribute; great respect
nemesis
enemy
stoic
a stoical person; not showing passion or feeling, indifference, impassive
veri-
Truth
motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
laud
praise, glorify, or honor
deft
Skillful, nimble