Senior Vocab List #14

1.) asunder (adv.) — into parts and pieces

2.) indissolubly (adv.) — unable to be destroyed; permanently

3.) emphatic (adj.) — showing or giving enthusiastic emphasis

4.) communal (adj.) — shared by all members of a community; for common use

5.) zenith (n.) — the highest point reached by a celestial body or other object

6.) blasphemy (n.)  — the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk

7.) abject (adj.) — extremely bad, unpleasant, or degrading

8.)  solecism (n.) — a grammatical mistake in speech or writing; a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior

9.) precipice (n.) — a very steep rock face or cliff, typically a tall one

10.) patronize (v.) — the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk

11.) resonant (adj.) — (of sound) deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring

12.) coquettish (adj.) — flirtatious

13.) undulation (n.) — a smooth, wavelike motion

14.) obliquely (adv.) — indirectly

15.) labyrinth (n.) — a maze

16.) sonorous (adj.) — imposingly deep or full (as in a sound)

17.) palpitating (v. or adj.) — shaking, trembling

18.) mirth (n.) — amusement, as expressed in laughter

19.) aquiline (adj.) — curved downward, like an eagle’s beak

 (yes, I took out one word from the original list)

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