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furtive
secret and sly or sordid
nomad
person who moves from place to place in search of food
perspective
the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
analyze
break down into components or essential features
***contradict
belie
to speak against; to say the opposite
feign
make believe with the intent to deceive
excavate
form by hollowing
***recollection
a memory
migration
the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding
opinion
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
plagiarize
to take and use (another's ideas words etc.) and use them as your own
***evidence
Supporting materials used to prove or disprove something
decipher
to make meaning out of something that is puzzling or unclear
intact
nothing missing or broken; whole; untouched; uninjured
significant
full of meaning; important; of consequence
***paraphrase
To restate in other words
obscure
not well known; attracting no notice
sacred
connected with religion; religious
irrelevant
(adj.) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
astonish
to surprise greatly; to amaze
deity
god or goddess
enlighten
to give truth or knowledge to;inform;instruct
translucent
letting light through, but not easily seen through
transparent
letting light through so things can be distinctly seen through
subsequent
coming after; later
emerge
to come into view; come out; come up
***narrative
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
spontaneous
caused by natural impulse or desire; not forced or compelled; not planned before
anticipate
to look forward to; to expect
tranquil
calm; peaceful; quiet
accessible
easy to get at; easy to reach or enter
tolerant
willing to let other people do as they think best; willing to tolerate beliefs and actions of which you do not approve
***expository
the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader.
exhausted
worn out; very tired
***articulate
Using language in a clear fluent way (adj); speak distinctly or give clarity to an idea (verb)
instinct
natural feeling, knowledge, or ability; inborn tendency to act in a certain way
comprehend
to understand the meaning of
dismay
sudden helpless fear of what is about to happen
peculiar
strange; odd; unusual
source
person or place which anything comes or is obtained
melancholy
sad; gloomy
indomitable
not able to be discouraged, beaten, or conquered; unyielding
disarray
lack of order; disorder; confusion
anguish
very great pain or grief; great distress
conscious
having experience; aware; knowing
grudgingly
to give or allow unwillingly
ignorant
knowing little or nothing; without knowledge. One who has not had a chance to learn may be ignorant but not stupid
abrupt
sudden; unexpected
carnivore
any animal that feeds chiefly on flesh (meat eaters)
domesticate
to change from a wild to a tame or cultivated state
submissive
yielding to the power, control, or authority of another; obedient; humble; docile
environment
all the surrounding things, conditions, and influences affecting the growth of living things
fascinate
to interest greatly; attract very strongly; charm
scribe
writer; author
evaluate
A type of thinking. Judging the value or character of something; discussing the positive and negative advantages or disadvantages.
persistent
going on; continuing; lasting
relent
to become less harsh; be more tender and merciful
inexorably
acting despite any attempt to prevent or avoid; relentlessly; unyieldingly
deceptive
meant to deceive (deceive= mislead-lie)
intricate
with many twist and turns; puzzling, entangled, or complicated
obliterated
(root- obliterate) to remove all traces of
contemptuous
showing contempt; scornful (scorn-to look down upon0
intrigued
(root- intrigue) to excite curiosity and intrest
***analogy
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
assimiliate
to take in and make a part of yourself; absorb: digest
oracle
the priest or priestess by whom the god's answer was believed to be given
reluctant
(adj.) unwilling, holding back
tragedy
A very sad or terrible happening
martyr
A person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause
imposing
A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
famine
serious lack of food in a place, causing much starvation
indistinct
not clear to the eye, ear, or mind; not distinct; confused
awe
great fear and wonder; fear and great respect
stench
a very bad smell; stink
indignant
angry at something unworthy, unjust, or mean
***predicament
Difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
dubious
filled with or being in doubt; doubtful, uncertain
perilous
full of peril; dangerous
mischievous
causing mischief; naughty
***futile
Useless; hopeless
sullen
silent because of bad temper or anger
neglect
lack of care or attention
exquisite
characterized by intricate and beautiful design or execution
convenient
saving trouble;well arranged; easy to use
pathetic
causing pity; pitiful (pity= sympathy)
gullible
easily deceived or cheated
inscription
something inscribed: words, names written or engraved on stone, metal, paper etc.
inadequate
not adequate; not enough; not as much as needed
collide
to hit or strike violently together; crash
tentative
done as trial or experiment; experimental
intention
purpose; design; plan
infinitely
without limits or bounds, endless
encountered
to meet unexpectedly
impudent
shamelessly bold; very rude and insolent
assented
to agree; consent
dejected
in low spirits; sad; discouraged
evidently
plainly, clearly
humiliate
to lower the pride, dignity, make ashamed
frail
slender and not very strong, weak
sufficient
as much as is needed, enough
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