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LA Exam Vocabulary

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querulous
fretful; complaining
coup de grace
finishing stroke; blow that ends suffering
arbitarily
without rules or standards
solicitously
with concern
plaintively
sadly
quash
put a stop to
lambasting
beating or pounding
judiciously
wisely and carefully; like a judge
atavistic
a desire that his earliest ancestors would have had
respite
relief
equilibrium
balance
rangy
thin and long-limbed
irresolutely
in an undecided way
sibilant
making a hissing sound
august
dignified; inspiring respect
chagrined
embarrassed
hellions
troublemakers
loco
Spanish word for crazy
splayed-out
spread outward
poultice
a warm, moist dressing for a wound
nicker
to whinny
gutteral
sound which is produced in the back of the throat
meticulously
precise; thorough
towheaded
a head with white-blond hair
tiered
being or arranged in tiers or layers; stair-like
expansive
comprehensive; extensive; wide range
reverberated
to echo
penchant
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
chignon
a large, smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair, worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head; bun
imperiously
domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing; urgently
emitted
to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge
inaccessible
not accessible; unapproachable.
precariously
uncertain; unstable; insecure; dangerous; risky
feigned
pretended; sham; counterfeit
vex
to irritate; annoy
wavered
to sway to and fro; flutter
wheedle
to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts
teeming
abounding or swarming with something, as with people
promenading
a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display
malevolently
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
wary
watchful; being on one's guard against danger
condoned
to disregard or overlook
exasperation
an act or instance of exasperating; provocation
soberly
showing self-control
condescending
showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority