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40 terms

Sports Lit book proj

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resonate
to produce a response in somebody, especially by reminding that person of something
tangible
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
wince
make a face indicating disgust or dislike
ambiguous
unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
aversion
a feeling of intense dislike
imperceptible
unnoticeable; undetectable
mauseleum
a large tomb or building
detrimental
(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury
tremulous
marked by trembling or shaking
treacherous
(adj.) likely to betray; seemingly safe but actually dangerous
elicit
to bring out; to call forth
palpable
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
flux
a state of continual change or movement
upheaval
a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
harbinger
something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
implicit
implied or understood though unexpressed
rampart
a defensive structure or embankment
prudent
careful and sensible
pinnacle
peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
surreal
resembling a dream
deterrent
something that discourages or prevents a certain action
ostracize
to exclude from a group
compensate
to make up for; to repay for services
foreboding
(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous
heinous
Very wicked, offensive, hateful
avid
enthusiastic; extremely interested
hypocrisy
pretending to be what one is not, especially to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
commiserate
v. to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
arbitrary
chosen at random or without apparent reason
inconsolable
unable to be comforted; brokenhearted
touchstone
a standard, a test of authenticity or quality
dismissive
showing indifference or disregard
intricate
(adj) complicated; difficult to understand
synonymous
Alike or close in meaning; closely related.
inadequacy
when something is not good enough or too small in amount -noun-
incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical
unwittingly
unintentionally; by accident; inadvertently; unknowingly
dissipate
to thin out, drift away, or dissolve; to cause to thin out, drift away, or dissolve; to waste or squander
conspiratorily
planned together to commit something unlawful, secretly
defiant
boldly resisting authority