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20 terms

Lesson 2

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amiable
friendly; agreeable; good-natured
bayou
a marshy inlet or outlet of a river or lake, especially in parts of the southern United States
grimace
a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face
indomitable
unconquerable; unyielding; not easily overcome
malleable
capable of being shaped by hammering or pressing; having the capacity to be changed easily
melodramatic
overly dramatic, emotional, or sentimental
succumb
to die; to give in to an overpowering force or desire
vibrant
vigorous, energetic, radiant, sparkling, vivacious
visage
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
whimsical
acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
apprehensive
uneasy; fearful about the future
callous
insensitive; lacking mercy; thick and hardened like a callous
commendable
praiseworthy; deserving approval or credit
indignant
angered by the unfairness or meanness of something
ineffectual
not effective; inadequate; unable to bring about the desired result
judicious
sensibile; wise and careful; discreet; prudent
mystic
mysterious; a person who believes that he has special communication with God
paraphrase
to state a meaning in your own words; to reword the meaning of a passage
verbatim
the exact words; following the original source exactly
personification
a literary device which gives human characteristics to something that is not human