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English 12 Vocab 8
English 12 Vocab 8
Thwart
prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
-Armed police thwart bank robbery
Ephemeral
lasting for a very short time
-fashions are ephemeral.
Zenith
the time at which something is most powerful or successful
the highest point reached by a celestial or other object
-the sun was well past the zenith
-the missile reached its zenith and fell.
Raze
completely destroy (a building, town, or other site)
-City wants to raze post office built in 1902 in Old West End
Ingrate
an ungrateful person.
-I don’t want to sound like an ingrate or overly sentimental, but I preferred it the old way
Abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure
-er abstruse arguments were hard to follow
Feigned
pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury)
-Saddam trail witness feigned death to survive massacre
fealty
a feudal tenant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord
-They had to swear fealty to Nazism and were indoctrinated with Hitler's ideology while they were in residence.