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20 terms

AS Sophomore Vocab Unit 2

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Blanch
to whiten by removing color, remove the odor, prepare for cooking by other means, etc; bleach
Tremulous
the body characterized by shaking, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness; timid; fearful; quivering.
Cadence
rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words; the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement; the flow or rhythm of events; or a slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading, as at the end of a declarative sentence.
Turbid
not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment; clouded; obscured; or thick or dense, as smoke or clouds; or confused; muddled; disturbed.
Furl
to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff.
Certitude
freedom from doubt, especially in matters of faith or opinion; certainty.
Impediment
obstruction; hindrance; obstacle; or a speech disorder.
Lacquer
a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
Galleon
a large sailing vessel of the 15th to the 17th centuries used as a fighting or merchant ship, square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and generally lateen-rigged on one or two after masts.
Myriad
a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things; or ten thousand.
Ragtime
rhythm in which the accompaniment is strict two-four time and the melody, with improvised embellishments, is in steady syncopation; a style of American music having this rhythm, popular from about 1890 to 1915.
benighted
intellectually or morally ignorant; or overtaken by darkness
Simmer
to cook or cook in a liquid at or just below the boiling point; to make a gentle murmuring sound, as liquids cooking just below the boiling point; or to be in a state of subdued or restrained activity, development, excitement, anger, etc.:
Percolate
to cause a liquid to pass through a porous body; of a liquid to filter through;or to brew coffee in a percolator.
Dulcimer
a trapezoidal zither with metal strings that are struck with light hammers; or a modern folk instrument related to the guitar and plucked with the fingers.
Elicit
to draw or bring out forth; evoke.
Depravity
the state of being corrupt;
a corrupted act or practice.
Olfactory
of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
Gustatory
of or pertaining to taste or tasting.
Tactile
affecting the sense of touch;
perceptible to the touch; tangible.

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