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World Lit I FinalVocabQuiz

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Ruthless
(adj) without mercy or pity
Purloin
(v) To steal something, esp when theft breaks ones trust
Lascivious
(adj) Provoking or exciting lust (sexual desire)
Respite
(n) a brief period of rest and recovery after something disagreeable
Grimace
(n) twisting of the face that expresses disgust or pain
Burlesque
(n) the mocking of a serious matter or style by imitating it in an unsuitable way
Trivial
(adj) lacking in seriousness, importance or value
Clairvoyance
(n) The supposed ability to see things beyond human vision
Sacrilege
(n) The violation or theft of something holy or sacred
Inscrutable
(adj) Hard to interpret because of a lack of detail
Evocative
(adj) Prompting vivid memories or images of things in the past
Reiterate
(v) To say or do something again, once or several times
Proprietor
(n) The owner of a business
Gait
(n) A way of walking, moving or running on foot
Hoarse
(adj) Having a rough, harsh, grating voice or sound
Fugitive
(n) Someone who is running away from justice, enemies or brutal treatment
Marshal
(v) To arrange things in an appropriate order so that they can be properly used
Abrupt
(adj) Sudden and unexpected; brief and making no effort to be friendly
Consternation
(n) a feeling of bewilderment and dismay, often caused by the unexpected
Immutable
(adj) Not changing or not being able to be changed