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20 terms

ELA vocabulary unit 3

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barrage
(n.) a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
bigot
(n.) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person
designate
(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint; (adj.) selected but not yet installed
diversity
(n.) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types or forms
enigma
(n.) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained
gloat
(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great persona joy in
global
(adj.) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive
illusion
(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware that really does not exist
infuriate
(v.) to make very angry, enrage
motivate
(v.) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
pacifist
(n.) one who is against war or the use of violence;
queue
(n) a line of people waiting for something (such as a bus or the opening of a store); (v) to form such a line
restrict
(v.) to keep within set limits; to confine
sage
(adj.) wise; (n.) a very wise person
slake
(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
terrain
(n.) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge
vocation
(n) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
vow
(n.) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way
waylay
(v.) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush
wither
(v.) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cuase someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small