41 terms

English Semester Test 2 (Vocab)

"Romeo and Juliet" and "Of Mice and Men" vocab.
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prostrate
flat; prone
solace
find relief
conjure
call up; summon
adversary
enemy; opponent
digressing
getting off the main topic
abhor
hated; despised
disperse
scatter; distribute
dexterity
skill; proficiency
pensive
thoughtful; reflective
confines
interior; insides
distraught
upset; distressed
plague
disease, hex
reconcile
make peace among
apprehended
arrest; take into custody
renowned
famous; well-known
idolatry
worship; adoration
nuptial
wedding; marriage
propagate
reproduce; increase
discreet
showing good judgement; perceptive
civil
well-mannered; proper
dismembered
took apart; split
chided
criticized; scolded
eloquence
expressiveness; verbal facility
resolution
solution to a problem
posterity
future generations
contempt
scorn; distain
contemplated
considered thoughtfully
writhed
twist and turn
skeptical
showing doubt or disbelief; questioning
subdued
to quiet or bring under control by physical force
reprehensible
worthy of blame; deserving centure
persuasive
convincing
meager
deficient in quantity; scant
indignation
an anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy
disarming
tendency to remove hostility or suspition
dejected
sadly; depressed; disheartened
derogatory
detracting or upsetting because of negative outlook
complacent
pacified; calmed
confided
told private manner not intended for public knowledge
bewildered
confused; befuddled
appraised
evaluated