41 terms

english 9 ms. k vocab

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adage
a short statement expressing a general truth
addle
make unable to think clearly; confuse
affront
an action or offense that causes outrage
awry
away from the planned course
brazen
bold and without shame
candid
truthful and straight forward
careen
turn onside for cleaning or repair
cavort
jump or dance around excitedly
contrite
feeling or expressing remorse
contrive
create by deliberate use of skill and artifice
dissipate
disperse or scatter
dote
be extremely and uncritically fond of
evade
to escape or avoid
gaudy
bright and showy, typically to be tasteless
historonic
overly theatric
impudent
not showing due respect for another person
infernal
of, relating to, or characteristics of the underworld or hell
insurrection
a violent uprising against an authority or government
muddle
bring into a confusing state
ornery
bad tempered and combative
palaver
prolonged and idle discussion
passel
a large group of people
pensive
engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep serious thought
ponderous
slow and clumsy cause of great wight
providence
the protective care of God as nature
rampant
flourishing or spreading unchecked
rapscallion
mischievous person
remiss
lacking care or attention to duty
shanty
a small, crudely built shack
shirk
avoid or neglect
singular
exceptionally good or great
slough
swamp
soliloquy
an act of speaking ones thoughts out load when by oneself without listeners
spry
active, lively
sublime
of such excellence as to inspire awe
sultry
hot and humid
temperance
self restraint from an alcoholic drink
victuals
food or provisions, typically prepared for consumption
wallow
roll or lie relaxed in mud or water
warble
sing softly and with a succession of constantly changing notes
yawl
a two massed sailboat with the mizzenmast stepped far aft so that the mizzen boom overhangs the stern