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CD VOCABB

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somber
describes something dark or gloomy
loathsome
describes something that causes great dislike
exasperation
annoyance; frustration
avenging
getting revenge
docile
describes a person or animal that is quiet, not aggressive, & easily controlled
compose
1. To create
2. to make yourself calm in order to control your feelings
construed
interpreted in a certain way
fidgeted
to move or behave nervously especially with the hands or feet
succumbing
1. To give in to pressure from others
2. To die or be affected by an illness
stench
A strong, disgusting smell
permeated
spread throughout
decrepit
describes something or someone that is old, weak, or in bad condition
vexation
the feeling of being annoyed or puzzled
vermin
pests, like rats and fleas, that cause problems for humans
compelled
to force
perpetual
describes something that is constant or continues forever
contempt
a feeling of no respect or great dislike
perception
the impression you have of something
reprieve
a delay or pardon from a punishment or unpleasant situation
abruptly
unexpectedly sudden
presumptuous
describes a behavior that you disapprove of because someone does something that they have no right to do
impertinence
the act of being rude or disrespectful
slanderous
describes something that is said which is false and intends to hurt someone's reputation
earnestness
the state of being serious or sincere
punctilious
describes someone who is extremely concerned about small details
apprehensive
describes someone who is fearful or nervous that something bad will happen
disarray
a mess; disorder
pervasive
describes something, usually bad, that is present or felt throughout an area
intensify
to become greater
grotesque
describes something that is twisted or changed to be very odd or ugly
malicious
describes words/actions which are cruel or harmful
unnerving
describes something that causes you to be nervous or upset
fathom
to comprehend; understand
court
to try to gain the affection or love of someone
tranquility
peace; calmness
mingle
to join or interact with other people
naïve
describes someone who lacks experience so he/she expects things to be easy
laxness
the quality of not caring or not being strict enough
adversity
a difficult or unfavorable situation; misfortune
fatigued
describes someone who is tired or exhausted
scrutinizing
to examine or observe very carefully
stowaway
someone who sneaks on and hides on a ship, usually to get a free ride
blatant
describes something bad done in an obvious way
agitation
the feeling of being upset which is shown in someone's voice or behavior
seething
describes someone who is very angry, but he/she holds it in
unkempt
describes someone or something that is untidy or sloppy
ruffian
a tough, rough, and disorderly person
livid
describes someone who is enraged and shows it
appease
to please someone (or to stop them from being angry) by giving them what they want
restitution
the act of making up or repaying for a loss or injury
contemplate
to think about whether to do an action or not
scandalous
describes behavior that is shocking or immoral
exhilaration
the state of being excited and extremely happy
despot
tyrant; a person with power who rules unjustly
oblivion
state of being completely destroyed
capsize
to overturn in water
disheveled
describes someone's appearance as very untidy
dumbfounded
describes someone who is surprised
abate
to become less strong; decrease
hallucinate
to see things that are not really there because you are ill or on drugs
prophecy
statement in which someone says they strongly believe that a certain event will happen
perplexity
feeling of being confused and frustrated because you do not understand something
conspiracy
agreement to act together in a wrongful manner
felon
criminal; person guilty of a serious crime (felony)
memento
an object you keep to remind you of something in the past