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Spilled Water Vocabulary (这个跟中文课没关系,但如果想要可以看)

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Whimper
Making a low, feeble sound that express discomfort (Verb)
Higgledy-piggledy
Unorganized and messy (Adv. or Adj.)
Brusque
Not talking a lot (Adj.)
Abrupt
Suddenly and unexpected (Adj.)
Ravenous
Extremely hungry (Adj.)
Wink
To close and open one eye quickly, usually to indicate a signal (Noun and Verb)
Pantomime
An entertainment in which performers express meanings through gestures, usually with music (noun)
Barren
Empty and lifeless (Adj.)
Dilapidate
To cause something to be ruined (Verb with object)
Plait
Flexible material made from 3 or more interlaced strands (noun)
Aloof
Not friendly or expected (Adj.)
Irksome
Irritating (Adj.)
Prod
Poke something with an object (Verb)
(Taken) Aback
Shocked or surprised someone (Phrase)
Horde
A large group of people/animal (Noun)
Eye (verb)
To observe
Terse
Short or brief (Ex: Terse answer) (Adj.)
Leer
To stare in a unpleasant way (Verb)
Agitate
Cause someone to become upset or disturbed (Verb with object)
Grim
Depressing (Adj.)
Eternally
Forever (Adv.)
Relentless
Constantly (Adj.)
Imperative
Very important (Adj.)
Oblivious
Not aware of what is currently happening (Adj.)
Immaculate
Perfectly clean, neat, or tidy (Adj.)
Charitable
Generous in giving to those in need (Adj.)
Purse (Verb)
A person's lip puckered or contract to express disapproval
Timid
Lack of courage (Adj.)
Scald
Injury relating to hot liquid (Verb with object)
Prospect (Noun)
The possibility of an future event that might occur
Frivolous
Not having any serious purpose or value (Adj.)
Air of resignation
Accept of change, usually in defeat (Phrase)
Reluctant
Hesitant (Adj.)
Flirtatious
Behaving in a flirty way (Adj.)
Unwittingly
1st meaning, Not aware of all the facts 2nd meaning, not on purpose (Adj.)
Strode
Past tense of stride, stride means march (Verb)
Contradict
Deny the truth by confidently stand against it (Verb with object)
Sanctuary
A place of refugee (Noun)
Awkward
Feeling or causing embarrassment (Adj.)
Fuss
Show excessive concern about something (Verb)
Monotony
Sameness of pitch or tone (Noun)
Thunderstruck
Extremely surprised or shocked (Adj.)
Fume
Express great anger (Verb)
Aghast
Filled with horror or shock (Adj.)
Spiteful
Showing intentions of evil (Adj.)
Overwhelmed
Given too much of a thing to do (Verb with object)
Inevitable
Unavoidable (Adj.)
Castigate
Criticize severely (Verb with object)
Sickly
Often ill (Adj.)
Furious
Extremely angry (Adj.)
Gape
Stare at someone with there mouth open in surprise (Verb)
Alien
Unfamiliar (Adj.)
Appalled
Great dismay or horrify (Verb)
Beckon
Make a gesture to tell someone to come forward (Verb)
Derelict
In poor condition (Adj.)
Peter out
Fade out (Phrase)
Squalor
The state of being extremely dirty or unpleasant due to neglect or poverty (Noun)
Descent
Moving downward (noun, usually in singular)
Panorama
unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an person (Noun)
Indispensable
Necassary (Adj.)
Straggle
Moving slowly in a small group (Verb)
Utter
Absolute (Ex: Utterly tired) (Adj.)
Dismay
Cause someone to feel distress (Verb with object)
Protrude
Extend beyond or above a surface (Verb)
Punctuate (Verb)
Occurs at intervals throughout a continuing place or event
Meager
Lacking in quantity, usually of something available or provided (Adj.)
Reproach
Adress someone in a way to express disappointment (Verb with object)
Initial
Occurring only at the beginning (Ex: Initial relief) (Adj.)
Exhilaration
a feeling of excitement or happiness (Noun)
Intent
With intention or purpose (Noun)
Banter
1st meaning, to exchange playful remarks or tease (Verb) 2nd meaning, talk that is playful and teasing (Noun)
Tawdry
Fancy but cheap and also have poor quality (Adj.)
Exuberance
The state of being full of excitement and cheerfulness (Noun)
Stark
Utterly or downright (Adj.
Reliant
Depending on someone or something (Adj.)
Cajole
Persuade someone to do something by coaxing (Verb with object)
Sneer
Speak with a mocking manner (Verb)
Revolting
Disgusted (Adj.)
Wizened
Wrinkled with age (Adj.)
Bombard
Verbally attack someone with either questions, criticisms, or information (Verb)
Discontent
Disappointment toward someone (Noun)
Debilitating
A disease or condition in which someone is getting weak (Adj.)
Fleeting
Lasting for a short time (Adj.)
Flail
Wave or swing wildly (Verb)
Tantalizing
Torment or tease someone (Verb with object)
Succumb
Fail to resist (Verb)
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