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Grapes of Wrath Vocab

Goodman English 3 AP
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wizened
to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality
morose
having a sullen and gloomy disposition
querulous
habitually complaining
feral
not domesticated or cultivated :wild
disconsolate
cheerless
dispossessed
deprived of homes, possessions, and security
pinion
wing: feather, quill
reverential
expressing or having a quality of honor or respect
servile
of or befitting a slave or a menial position
slovenly
untidy especially in personal appearance
docile
easily led or managed
effluvium
an offensive smell
anlage
the foundation of a subsequent development
truculent
cruel, savage
imperturbable
marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness : serene
pique
offense
lithe
easily bent or flexed
swale
a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land
vehement
marked by forceful energy: powerful
judicious
having, exercising, or characterized by sound judgment: wise
bemused
to make confused
declivity
a descending slope
fetid
having a heavy offensive smell
patina
a superficial covering or exterior
ravenous
very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification
agrarian
of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure
titular
bearing a title : titled
restiveness
stubbornly resisting control: fidgety
fatuously
complacently or inanely foolish : silly
voluptuous
full of delight or pleasure to the senses
inveterate
confirmed in a habit : habitual
petulant
insolent or rude in speech or behavior
citadel
a fortress that commands a city
zenith
the highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body
parapet
a low wall or railing to protect the edge of a platform, roof, or bridge
putrescence
the decomposition of organic matter
skulk
to hide or conceal something out of cowardice or fear
degenerate
having sunk to a lower and usually corrupt and vicious state
fallow
cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season
zygote
the developing individual produced from such a cell
arbiter
a person with power to decide a dispute : judge
cunningly
crafty in the use of special resources or in attaining an end
emulsion
a system consisting of a liquid dispersed with or without an emulsifier in an immiscible liquid usually in droplets of larger than colloidal size
accouterment
an accessory item of clothing or equipment
circuitousness
not being forthright or direct in language or action