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English 5-6 Vocabulary Quiz 3

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chamber
a private room, typically a bedroom.
sublime
of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.
envoys
an author's concluding words.
manifold
many and various.
indubitably
in a manner or to a degree that could not be doubted; undoubtedly.
admonish
warn or reprimand someone firmly.
integrate
combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.
cordial
warm and friendly.
slough
a situation characterized by lack of progress or activity.
decorum
behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety; etiquette.
connate
(especially of ideas or principles) existing in a person or thing from birth; innate.
esoteric
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
transcontinentalist
a person who travels from one side of a continent to another.
solace
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
insidious
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects.
supplication
the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
pertinent
relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
encumbrance
a burden or impediment.
impervious
not allowing fluid to pass through.
temporal
relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
effete
(of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual.
derision
contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
tumultuous
making a loud, confused noise; uproarious.
ethereal
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
anguish
severe mental or physical pain or suffering.
internecine
destructive to both sides in a conflict.
epiphany
a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being.
skepticism
a skeptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
cynicism
an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism.
subjugation
to defeat and gain control of (someone or something) by the use of force.