Thursday, July 2, 2009

DEAD STARS: VOCABULARY WORDS

















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OCABULARY WORDS


  • dappled - spotted with different color
  • perfervid - extremely passionate or enthusiastic, ardent
  • insipid - dull, uninteresting, flavorless
  • tumultuous - noisy and unrestrained, confused and agitated
  • haste - great speed, urgency
  • deluded - lead into false belief
  • relish - interest, excitement, enjoyment
  • spurt - sudden burst of energy
  • indolence - laziness, painless and slow to change
  • recalcitrant - disobedient, hard to do or handl
  • exuberant - full of enthusiasm
  • wayward - unpredictable, stubborn
  • shrivelled - weakened
  • currying - to use flattery
  • shrug - to draw up as a sign of doubt
  • derided - imitated
  • austere - plain and without luxury
  • plump - well filled or rounded in form
  • desultory - random, passing from one thing to another
  • hammock - hanging bed
  • poignantly - causing sadness or pity
  • ebbing - recede from shore, tidal movement away from land
  • piquant - stimulating or provocative
  • evasive - avoid sharplying an issue, avoiding trouble
  • perversely - inexplicably irrational, stubbornly unreasonable
  • woo - seek woman's love
  • solace - relief from emotional distress, source of comfort
  • encumbrances - burden or hindrance
  • devout - very sincere
  • repose - restlessness, serenity
  • winnowing - remove chaff from grain, examine something to remove bad parts
  • nuances - subtle difference
  • bewilderness - confuse somebody
  • obstinately - stubborn, difficult to control, refusing to change
  • filigrees - lacy metal ornamentation, delicate work
  • forlornly - lonely and miserable, desolate, hopeless
  • resonant - echoing
  • verge - margin
  • vantage - advantageous position
  • prosaicalness - straightforward, lacking imagination
  • melancholy - a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression.
  • cot - a narrow, collapsible bed, as one made of canvas or plastic sheeting on a frame that can be folded up,a small shelter,a covering or sheath, as for a hurt finger
  • sober - marked by sedate or gravely or earnestly thoughtful character or demeanor, marked by temperance, moderation, or seriousness, showing no excessive or extreme qualities of fancy, emotion, or prejudice
  • lugubriously - mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
  • sundry - various, miscellaneous
  • athwart - from side to side, crosswise or transversely, so as to thwart, obstruct, or oppose; perversely.

  • heed - to give consideration or attention to
  • capitulation - the act of surrendering or yielding
  • baffled - to defeat or check (as a person) by confusing or puzzling, to check or break the force or flow of by or as if by a baffle
  • sinuous - of a serpentine or wavy form, marked by strong lithe movements
  • unvexed - not to make angry or annoyed by little provocations
  • exasperation - the act or an instance of exasperating,the state of being exasperated, frustrated annoyance
  • goaded - to prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  • disdain - a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior
  • tumult - disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices , violent agitation of mind or feelings
  • dingy - darkened with smoke and grime ,dirty or discolored, shabby, drab, or squalid
  • absurdities - the condition or state in which humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe wherein people's lives have no purpose or meaning
  • fastidious - having high and often capricious standards, difficult to please, showing or demanding excessive delicacy or care, reflecting a meticulous, sensitive, or demanding attitude
  • resentment - a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury
  • indignant - showing anger or indignation, especially at something unjust or wrong
  • wistful - full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy
  • reverted - to return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief
  • circuitous - not being forthright or direct in language or action
  • vague - not clearly expressed, stated in indefinite terms , not having a precise meaning not clearly defined, grasped, or understood,not clearly felt or sensed, somewhat subconscious not thinking or expressing one's thoughts clearly or precisely
  • gaily - in a lively manner, cheerfully

  • placidity - serenely free of interruption or disturbance
  • tarred - to smear or cover with or as if with any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, as coal or wood


  • tardy - late,behind time,not on time, moving or acting slowly, delaying through reluctance.
  • porches - a structure attached to a building, forming a covered entrance to a vestibule or doorway.
  • drawled - to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged,to utter in a slow lengthened tone
  • tinkled - to make light metallic sounds, as those of a small bell.
  • lurking - to lie in wait in a place of concealment especially for an evil purpose, to move furtively or inconspicuously, to persist in staying to, to be concealed but capable of being discovered
  • trodden - to set down the foot; step, to press, crush, or injure something by or as if by trampling.
  • averred - to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause , to allege or assert in pleading

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