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VL07- A Separate Peace
Vocabulary words and definitions
WALSH
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Honors Sophomore English
enmity
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(n) deep hatred; hostility, as between rivals; antagonism
ludicrous
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(adj) laughable; ridiculous
vulnerable
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(adj) susceptible to being wounded or hurt; weak; defenseless; exposed
exhort
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(v) to urge by strong argument or advice; encourage (eggs-ort)
vindicate
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(v) to clear of blame or suspicion; justify; defend
nonentity
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(n) a person or thing of no importance; something that doesn’t exist or exists only in imagination
maim
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(v) to cripple or impair; injure; damage
salient
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(adj) prominent or conspicuous
fratricide
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(n) killing of one's brother
funereal
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(adj) pertaining to a funeral (few-nair-ee-uhl)
ambiguous
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(adj) having two or more possible meanings
opulent
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(adj) rich; affluent; luxurious
sobriety
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(n) the state of being sober; seriousness; somberness
cacophony
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(n) harsh, discordant sound or sounds; dissonance; harshness; unmusicality (kak-off-un-ee)
accolade
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(n) anything given or done as a sign of respect
cache
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(n) hiding place, usually in-ground, for provisions, treasures, etc.; anything hidden or stored (cash)
aura
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(n) a quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing; impression; sensation (or-uh)
sinecure
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(n) an office job that requires little work usually brings high pay/benefits; an easy ride (sign-uh-cure)
vagary
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(n) unpredictable action; whim; notion; mood; quirk
bellicose
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(adj) belligerent; inclined to start quarrels; aggressive; pugnacious; quarrelsome
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