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22 terms

Shannon - Bird Junior Vocab for Final

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accoutrement
(n) - additional items of dress or equipment or other items carried by a person for use in a particular activity
austere
(adj) - severe in manner
bigotry
(n) - the acts of beliefs of an intolerant or prejudiced person
chastise
(v) - to reprimand severly
clamorous
(adj) - a loud and confused noise
dallying
(v) - to act playfully; to deal lightly
depict
(tr. vb) - to represent by; to describe
elegy
(n) - a poem of serious reflection
ideology
(n) - a system of ideas and ideals
intermittent
(adj) - coming and going intervals; not continuous
lure
(v) - an inducement to pleasure or gain
patriarch
(n) - the male head of a family tribe; senior figure
pneumatic
(adj) - containing or operated by air or glass under pressure
protuberant
(adj) - protruding; bulging
proletariat
(n) - working-class people, regarded collectively
remonstrance
(n) - an earnest presentation for opposition or grievance
sanguine
(adj) - of or relating to blood OR confident or optimistic
tedious
(adj) - too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous
timorously
(adj) - showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence
vague
(adj) - not clearly expressed; not having a precise meaning
vexation
(n) - the state of being annoyed; an irritation
vile
(adj) - morally despicable; disgusting or utterly bad