The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary

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  • 1. Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocab By Yeayoung Koh Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 2. Adversity Adversity (n)- any hardship or dificulty that one faces In the end of all the adversity, he proved through and ended up the wiser for it. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 3. Brawny Brawny (a)- someone that is very muscular, strong, and calloused Despite the man’s brawny and brutal look, he was actually a very gentle person who loved to play with his cat. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 4. Congenial Congenial (a)- a trait of a person being very friendly or agreeable She was a very sunny and congenial girl who warmed up everyone around her like a sun does to wilting flowers. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 5. Decorum Decorum (a)- an orderly and dignified behavior, speech, and dress His decorum could have been taken o as prideful and pompous. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 6. Docile Docile (a)- the characteristic of being easily manageable and of a quiet and peaceful nature Doves have always been docile birds that worked well with humans; therefore they usually represent peace and happiness. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 7. Quell Quell (v)- to vanquish, suppress, or put an end to something The government worked very hard to quell the nasty rumors, but it grew even worse like a wind trying to blow o an ever-enlarging fire. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 8. Reprieve Reprieve (v)- to relieve or temporarily delay a punishment or execution The murderer was only temporarily reprieved from the dungeon only because they had run out of room. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 9. Slanderous Slanderous (n)- a malicious and false rumor, report, or statement The slanderous words cut her mind like sharpened steel knives. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 10. Transpire Transpire (v)- to occur and have taken place The events transpired all in a clamor that nobody could later tell what happened where and why. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 11. Vigilant Vigilant (a)- to be keen, alert, and very watchful A survivor of the Titanic only survived with her vigilance, steadiness, and perseverance. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 12. Ardent Ardent (a)- being passionate and very enthusiastic about something. He knew that if he worked ardently in what he believed in Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 13. Somber Somber (a)-something or someone that is dark and gloomy The somber atmosphere of the guest instantly killed the happy, bubbly feeling of the party. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 14. Ambition Ambition (n)- desire for success or to reach a goal There is a saying in my family that obtuse people with great ambitions are the most dangerous people of all. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 15. Eminent Eminent (a)- someone who has a high standing and also respected The charisma of the young but eminent lawyer held the attention of anyone he met. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 16. Intoxicating Intoxicating (a)- very exciting and interesting The roller coaster ride was intoxicating and soon had my head spinning of clouds. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 17. ommendation Commendation (n)- a praise of someone’s actions, character, or achievements. The commendations of the girl’s parents were proud and mostly untrue. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 18. Intone Intone (v)- saying something in a solemn way The usually quiet student somberly intoned his ideas to the teacher’s surprise. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 19. Impression Impression (n)- an idea or assumption that stays in somebody’s mind. First Impressions are extremely important, but impressions do often lie. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 20. Obligation Obligation (n)- a duty, gratitude owed or a contract Her obligation to the family as the first daughter left her with many responsibilities that left her sometimes tired and exasperated. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 21. Succumbing Succumbing (v)- To give in to something Succumbing to petty things such as drugs are a trap for weakness that I would never want to face. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 22. Confining Confining (v)- to keep within limits or to keep in some place The confining space of the cabin seemed to compress her in a tight suocating space. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 23. Agog Agog (a)- very interested The girl was agog over all the wonders of the Persian circus. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  • 24. Gesticulate Gesticulate (v)- to make gestures or motions referring to something The owner of the baggage snappily gesticulated at the porter to expedite his performance on carrying the items. Wednesday, February 18, 2009