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English 12 Vocab 15
English 12 Vocab 15
austere
severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance :
-an austere man, with a rigidly puritanical outlook
-an austere expression.
queue
a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
pneumatic
1. using compressed air: operated by compressed air in a tool or machine
2. filled with air: filled with air, especially compressed air
nebulous
1. unclear: not clear, distinct, or definite
sordid
1. nasty: demonstrating the worst aspects of human nature such as immorality, selfishness, and greed
remonstrances
1. argument: a forceful argument in favor of or against something, or the act of making such an argument
vilify
to make malicious and abusive statements about somebody
accost
approach and stop somebody: to approach and stop somebody in order to speak to that person, especially in an aggressive, insistent, or suggestive way