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40 terms

Vocab. Cartoons 1-4

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chattel
An item of personal, movable property; slave
austere
Very strict in the way one looks or acts; unadorned, severely simple and plain
lament
To express sorrow or regret; to mourn
aloof
Keeping oneself apart or at a distance; showing no interest or sympathy; distant; uninvolved
cerebral
Of or relating to the brain
incongruous
Out of place; not appropriate; unsuited to the surroundings; not fitting in
bulwark
A defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense
connoisseur
An expert, particularly in matters of art and taste
cacophony
Harsh sounds
expunge
To remove; to delete; to erase
trenchant
Cutting, sarcastic
procrastinate
To put off until a later time
roster
A list of names especially for personnel available for duty
impede
To obsruct or interfere with; to delay
migratory
Roving, wandering, nomadic
evade
To elude or avoid by cunning; to flee from a pursuer
efface
To rub away
asunder
In separate parts, apart from each other in position
incite
To arouse to action
forbear
To refrain from; to abstain
milieu
environment or surroundings
histrionic
overly dramatic, theatrical
bludgeon
a short heavy , thick club that has one end larger than the other
arduos
hard, difficult,tiresome
reminisce
the act or practice of recalling the past
opportune
occurring or coming at a good
dulcet
melodious, soft, soothing
lassitude
listlessness, torpor, weariness
coterie
a circle of close associates or friends
ambiance
mood, feeling; general atmosphere
askew
to one side; crooked; awry; a sidelong look of contempt
cranny
a small openingas in a wall or rock face
laconic
brief, using few words
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
chronic
continuing for a log time
endure
o carry through despite hardships; to put up with
harrowing
extremely distressed; disturbing or frightening
irascible
easily angered, irritable
queue
to form or wait in line
roster
a list of names especially for personnel available for duty