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In Cold Blood Vocabulary

Vocab for Ms. Zarrilli's APES!
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opulent
ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish
beneficence
(of a person) generous or doing good.
impinged (on)
have an effect or impact, esp. a negative one
abstemious
not self-indulgent, esp. when eating and drinking
despondent
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
ambled
walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace
ineffable
too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
ethereality
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
admonition
an act or action of admonishing; authoritative counsel or warning
fastidious
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
coterie
a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, esp. one that is exclusive of other people
caustic
sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way
cortège
a solemn procession, esp. for a funeral
truncated
shortened by cutting off the top or the end
indignation
anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
paltry
petty; trivial
awry
away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course; amiss
beatitude
supreme blessedness
forlornly
pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
belligerence
aggressive or warlike behavior
ostensibly
apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually
idly
with no particular purpose, reason, or foundation
substantiate
provide evidence to support or prove the truth of
vindicate
show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
exigence
an urgent need or demand