21 terms

The pearl vocab words

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benign
not causing harm. adj
Bulwark
a strong defense or something that defends. noun
deft
skillful. sdj
diffuse
to spread in all directions. verb
dissemble
to pretend; to disguise. verb
edifice
a very large building. noun
furtive
secret in an underhanded way, stealthy. adj
germane
important to the issue at hand; pertinent. adj
gravely
seriousness; importance. adj
irresolute
indecisive; unsure of how to proceed. adj
legerdemain
sleight(skill) of hand; deception or trickery resulting from use of hand. noun
malign
harmful or evil. adj
monolithic
massive or rigidly fixed uniformly. adj
Monotony
sameness. noun
obscure
difficult to see. adj
petulance
unreasonable touchiness or irritability. adj
precipitate
to cause to speedily occur; to throw headlong. verb
stalwart
one who supports a cause with firm partisanship( biased supporter). noun
subjugate
to bring under one's control. verb
undulant
moving with or resembling a wavelike motion. verb
wan
very pale or sickly. adj