50 terms

SPEAK Vocabulary

Vocab from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
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keep or refrain from
abstinence
miserable; extremely bad
abysmal
suffocated due to lack of oxygen in blood
asphyxiated
blinded by obstinate devotion to a belief
bigoted
talks foolishness; speaks nonsense
blathers
of the highest rank generally; refined, distinguished
classical
meeting halfway; coming to an agreement
compromise
riddle, especially one with a double meaning
conundrum
offense; failure of a duty
delinquency
reserved, quiet
demure
to explode
detonate
most powerful
dominant
not acting; asleep
dormant
talks in a monotonous tone
drones
physical or moral forces
dynamics
breathing out
expiration
very serious crime
felony
struggling
floundering
glowing in the dark; neon
fluorescent
diseased, spongy growth
fungal
gloom, depression
funk
science of heredity
genetics
crude drawings on a wall/fence
graffiti
part of brain controlling temperature, hunger, thirst and pituitary gland
hypothalamus
persons of weak mind
imbeciles
of an empire
imperial
coming into a country as a settler
immigration
accusation, charge with crime
incriminate
to teach a fundamental principle
indoctrination
creative force or influence
inspiration
words used with an inner meaning
irony
offense less than a felony
misdemeanor
changing; transforming
morphing
of, or for burial
mortuary
wall painting
mural
source of inspiration
muse
offensive
obscene
photographers who pursue celebrities to take candid pictures
paparazzi
rulers of a family
patriarchs
persons who practice sexual perversion
perverts
one who preys upon another
predator
strongly, deeply, intensely
profoundly
less dominant allele
recessive
broken fragments
shards
tendency to view things your own way
subjectivity
advocate of women's rights to vote
suffragettes
happening at the same time;in sync
synchronized
holding fast; persistent
tenacious
to move; change course
warp
longing, sad, melancholy
wistful