A Separate Peace Ch. 1-6 Vocabulary

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sedate

(adj) keeping a quiet, steady attitude or pace; unruffled

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tacit

(adj) implied or indicated but not actually expressed

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capacious

(adj) capable of containing a great deal

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convalescence

(noun) a recovery of health and strength after sickness or weakness

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specters

(noun) something that haunts or perturbs the mind; ghosts

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mire

(noun) (1) a wet, soggy earth (2) a troublesome or intractable situation

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irate

(adj) arising from anger

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prodigious

(adj) extraordinary in bulk, degree, or quantity

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contentious

(adj) likely to cause a dispute

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salient

(adj) something that projects outward or upward from its surrounding

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inveigle

(verb) to win over by wiles; to entice

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consternation

(noun) amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion

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rhetorically

(adj) asked merely for the effect with no answer expected

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collaborator

(noun) one who works jointly with others or together, especially in an intellectual endeavor

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inane

(adj)- lacking significance, meaning, or point; silly

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venerable

(adj)- made sacred by religious or historical association

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insidious

(adj) - treacherous

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resonance

(noun) - a quality or richness

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inebriating

(adj)- intoxicating

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encroaching

(verb) - to enter by gradual steps by stealth; trespass

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mordantly

(adv): biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style

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enmity

(noun) - positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will

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effulgence

(noun)-radiance; splendor; brilliance

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exuberantly

(adv)- joyously unrestrained or enthusiastic

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amiably

(adv) - friendly, sociable, congenial

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decalogue

(noun)- a basic set of rules carrying binding authority

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idiosyncratic

(adj) - having an individualizing characteristic or quality

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exaltation

(noun) - an excessively intensified sense of well being, power, or importance

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infinitesimal

(adj)- immeasurably or incalculably small

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