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English 12 Vocab 19
English 12 Vocab 19
Bereft
deprived of or lacking something, esp. a nonmaterial asset :
-her room was stark and bereft of color.
Bereavement
be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, esp. due to the loved one's death
Sullen
bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy :
-a sullen pout
Intrepid
fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect) :
-our intrepid reporter
Trepidation
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen :
-the men set off in fear and trepidation.
Amiable
having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner :
-an amiable, unassuming fellow.
Abjure
solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim) :
-his refusal to abjure the Catholic faith.
Perspicacity
having a ready insight into and understanding of things :
-it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter
Aversion
a strong dislike or disinclination :
-he had a deep-seated aversion to most forms of exercise.
Bane
a cause of great distress or annoyance :
-the bane of the decorator is the long, narrow hall | the depressions that were the the bane of her existence.