Bradford words to own vocabulary

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Bradford words to own vocabulary

  1. 1. Vocabulary<br />William Bradford: “On Plymouth Plantation”<br />
  2. 2. profane<br />to treat something sacred with abuse, irreverence, or contempt:<br />He profaned the church by arriving drunk.<br />
  3. 3. execrations<br />the act of cursing or denouncing; also the curse so uttered :<br />Upon discovering that someone had stolen his golf bag, he let loose a volley of execrations.<br />
  4. 4. consultation<br />the act of asking for advice or thought; conferring :<br />The town decided to close the park without any consultation with town residents.<br />
  5. 5. relent<br />to stop resisting, to give in:<br />Our request was initially refused, but the teacher relented and gave us another chance.<br />
  6. 6. confederates<br />allies: accomplices:<br />The police were able to track down his confederates once the thief started talking.<br />
  7. 7. haughty<br />(snobbish;  blatantly and disdainfully proud :<br />The cheerleader rejected his offer with a haughty flip of her head.<br />
  8. 8. reproved<br />to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent; censure:<br />The teacher reproved the student for being late.<br />
  9. 9. sundry<br />miscellaneous; various parts not important enough to be named individually:<br />Sundry persons came to the first meeting.<br />
  10. 10. discourse<br />verbal interchange of ideas; conversation:<br />He likes to engage in lively discourse with his visitors.<br />
  11. 11. comprised<br />to be made up of<br />The play is comprised of three acts.<br />

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