41 terms

English Final Vocab

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Solitary
separated from or unfrequented by others
Atavistic
A characteristic of a previous time or era; ancient, past
Tenaciously
stubbornly; holding with determination
Imminent
about to happen
Pre-eminence
superior to or notable above all others; outstanding
Beleaguered
to surround with military forces
Ascetic
one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury
Parapet
a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
Ruse
trick; stratagem
Remorse
a feeling of deep regret
Rakishly
dashing; jauntily
Distraught
very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
Craven
Cowardly
Vaguely
not clearly
Inscrutable
difficult to understand
Resolute
bold, determined; firm
Domain
territory over which rule or control is exercised
Laborious
not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
Shrewd
clever in practical matters; cunning
Bravado
false bravery
Desecrated
treated as not sacred
Babylon
the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capitol of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Baying
long, deep barking
Summoned
to call forth
Perplexed
confused, puzzled or bewildered
Forbade
to not allow
Indictment
an accusation of wrongdoing
Exasperate
to irritate, annoy, or anger
Sullen
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
Defiance
intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
Anguish
extreme distress of body or mind
Unobtrusively
acting in a manner that does not attract attention
Tentatively
hesitantly
Raucous
disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
Forlornly
Miserably, with a feeling of being abandoned
Beseechingly
in a begging manner
Exuberant
full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
Facetiousness
playful humor
Ludicrous
ridiculous, laughable, absurd
Reverie
absent-minded dreaming while awake
Precariously
Dangerously lacking in security or stability