Unit 3 Vocabulary

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defer

to postpone, to delay

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apprehension

anxiety or fear about the future

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modesty

the virtue by which we think, speak, act, and dress in ways that show respect for ourselves and others

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pessimistic

seeing the worst side of things; no hope

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reflective

illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions

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oppressed

kept down by cruel or unjust use of power

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repulsive

disgusting

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convey

to make known

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persecute

to treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences

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fain

preferred to

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perspective

point of view

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pities

feel sorrow or misfortune of

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clamor

loud noise

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despair

hopelessness

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grimace

a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain

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chalice

Cup or goblet

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keen

sharp

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