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English 12 Vocab 9
English 12 Vocab 9
Ostentation
retentious and vulgar display, esp. of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice
-Both actors provided such strength and ostentation to the role that we as America shy from comparing ourselves
Voracity
wanting to eat alot or having a very eager approach to an activity :
-his voracious reading of literature.
Incantation
a series of words said as a magic spell or charm :
-an incantation to raise the dead.
Indignant
feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment :
-he was indignant at being the object of suspicion.
tenebrous
dark; shadowy or obscure.
Inexorable
impossible to stop or prevent :
-the seemingly inexorable march of new technology.
Exasperate
irritate intensely; infuriate :
-this futile process exasperates prison officials
Gesticulating
use gestures, esp. dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words :
-they were shouting and gesticulating frantically at drivers who did not slow down.