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12 terms

English: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Vocab Ch. 2/3

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diffuse
adj. not concentrated or localized; spread out over a large area
rueful
adj. mournful; expressing sorrow or regret
compulsion
n. 1) the act or state of being driven frocibly 2) an irresistible, persistent impulse to perform an act
artifical
adj. humanly contrived, though often based on a natural model
convenant
n. a usually formal, solemn, and binding agreement
unscrupulous
adj. having or showing no moral integrity; not honest or fair
pique
n. a transient feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride
transfigure
adj. to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to; to transform outwardly, usually for the better
umbrage
n. offense or annoyance
insoluble
adj. 1) not capable of being dissolved in or as if in a liquid 2) impossible to solve
archetype
n. an original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype
visceral
adj. relating to inward/gut feelings instead of intellect (for example you can have a visceral reaction to something. it's an immediate gut reaction.)