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English Poetry Vocab

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Bequeath
v leave something in ones will to be given after ones death
Conundrum
n a puzzle
emulate
v to imitate something admired
gullible
adj easily fooled
jubilant
adj ecstatic, delighted, rejoicing
benignity
n compassion gentleness fondness
contusion
n a bruise
emerge
v to come out appear
jollity
n gaiety, happiness
nonentity
n a person of no importance, not famous
pinnacle
n topmost point
referendum
n public vote
gullibility
n unwariness, trustfulness, being easily fooled
suspect
adj possibly dangerous or false
wistful
adj melancholy, pensive, expressing a longing for
nondescript
adj having no special features, dull and ordinary
pillage
v to plunder
redundant
adj unnecessary, superfluous
susceptible
adj vulnerable
wispy
adj flimsy, frail, delicate
passive
adj accepting or allowing what happens to others without active response or resistance
regale
v to entertain or amuse
gregarious
adj of a person, fond of company, sociable
loquacious
adj talkative
polemical
adj of or relating to, strongly critical or controversial speech
incendiary
adj flammable, combustible, provocative, subversive
stalwart
adj, staunch, loyal committed
peckish
adj (informal) hungry
prodigious
adj vast enormous huge
indebtedness
n gratitude, thankfulness