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OMAM Vocab List #2

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derogatory
(adj.) expressive of low opinion; disrespectful, diminishing, or critical
plaintively
(adv.) mournfully, sorrowfully
decisive
(adj.) being quick to make a decision; having the power to make a decision
bridled
(adj) controlled, restrained
disengage
(adj.) detach, free, loosen, or separate from something
gravity
(n) seriousness, weighty, profound
complacently
(adv) in a self-satisfied, smug manner often unaware of potential danger
rheumatism
(n.) a painful disorder of the joints, muscles or connective tissues
magazine
(n.) a storage place for ammunition
gnaw
(v.) bite or chew on with the teeth persistantly
hoosegow
(n.) a slang term for a jail
raptly
(adv.) deeply absorbed, engrossed
bemused
(adj.) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements, deeply absorbed in thought
welter
(n.) boxer or wrestler who weighs between 136 and 147 pounds
indignation
(n.) anger aroused by something unjust
aloof
(adj.) distant, indifferent, no interest or concern for
bleat
(v.) to utter a sound like the cry of a goat, sheep, or calf
scuttled
(v.) scurried
subsided
(adj.) settled down; became less active or intense
diaphanous
(adj.) so thin as to transmit light