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25 terms

vocab 34 american lit

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addendum
something added, usually to a book
anthology
An assortment or collection of selected peices of literature or art
Bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile
bizarre
out of the ordinary, odd
cognizant
aware, having knowledge
declaim
to harangue, to speak bombastically or vehemently
equanimity
a calm temper, an even declaiming
eschew
to avoid or to shun
exigent
urgent, requiring immediate attention
hone
to sharpen, to make more intense, to more effective
imbue
to impregnate or to inspire with feeling or opnions
intemperance
lack of moderation (usually relating to drinking alcohol)
intrepid
fearless
levitate
to rise or to float in the air in seeming defiance of gravity
moribund
close to death
pluralism
condition when many cultures coexist in one society
portly
heavy or rotund in a stately manner, stout
resplendent
brilliant, shining
retrogress
to move backward, to degenerate
snippet
a small amount, morsel
subvert
to destroy or to impair by insidious undermining
sybarite
a person devoted to luxury
toady
a flatterer, an obsequious sycophant
upbraid
to scold harshly, to reproach
willful
unruly, self-willed in an obstinate manner