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Marlen Torres Act 1 Vocab Words
Terms in this set (22)
Hypocrites- They are such hypocrites because they are pretending to be someone they are not.
People pretending to be virtuous
Conformity- Their conformity was a good way for them to be friends.
Behavior that obeys the accepted rules of society; sameness of thoughts or action
Ideology- The ideology of scientists are very high.
A set of beliefs
Theocracy- The theocracy was very high in standards but was not yet established.
A social system or state based on religion; a government in which the church and state are one
Paradox- In a paradox, the truth came out because he could not control his anger.
Something that seems impossible because it contains two opposing ideas
Dissemble- I tried to dissemble when my best friend asked me why I was sad.
To hide your true feelings
Propriety- She always behaved with the most propriety behavior.
Conjure- I have seen movies where they try to conjure the dead.
To call something up- esp the dead
Deference- He spoke to her with deference because she was his mother.
Yielding to someone's opinion; showing respect
Dwindle- Traffic dwindled at around two in the afternoon because everyone was at work at that time.
To become less
Formidable- The formidable opponent was difficult to beat.
Large, challenging, considerable
Trepidation- I left in fear and trepidation when they told me they were going to kill me.
A feeling of nervousness, anxiety or fear
Pretense- The love he had for her was all a pretense because he cheated.
Faking; pretending; a facade
Defer- I tried not to defer to my doctors appointment because they were not going to attend me anymore.
To delay OR to agree to accept someone's opinion ( two different definitions)
Fathom- He could barely fathom what the assignment was.
To be able to understand
Abomination- Many people feel that killers are an abomination to this country.
Something that causes disgust or hatred; disgrateful; scandalous
Contention- The main contention was due to the fact that my dad said yes but my mom said no.
Something that is argued ( like a brief opinion ) anger and disagreement
Innate- Her innate birthmark was going to harm her for the rest of her life.
Existing from the time someone was born
Licentious- Her licentious behavior made everyone dislike her.
Sexually immoral or offensive
Manifestation- The manifestation was dealt with great respect and approval.
A sign that shows something clearly
Prodigious- The prodigious essay made her win the first place prize.
Very big; impressive
Vindictive- The comment was vindictive to the Hispanic race.
Having a desire to hurt someone who has hurt you; desirous of revenge
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