The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary

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  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocabulary

    1. 1. Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Vocab By Yeayoung Koh Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 23. Agog Agog (a)- very interested The girl was agog over all the wonders of the Persian circus. Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    24. 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

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