new vocab 8

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  1. dung
    Dung means animal droppings or waste. If you work at an elephant sanctuary, you're likely to spend a lot of time shoveling up elephant dung.
  2. mouthful
    A mouthful is an amount of some substance that can fit in a person'a mouth. If you eat a mouthful of chocolate cream pie, you consume a bite of it.
  3. impel
    urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  4. cannon
    A cannon is a large gun that fires heavy metal shells or other projectiles. Originally it was attached to wheels and pulled by men.
  5. shroud
    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  6. chafe
    • become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    • abrade, abrase, corrade, rub down
  7. imprecation
    • a spoken curse.
    • she hurled her imprecations at anyone who might be listening
  8. constable
    a police officer of the lowest rank
  9. superb
    surpassingly good
  10. fowl
    domesticated birds kept for eating or producing eggs
  11. tack
    a short nail with a sharp point and a large head
  12. flounce
    To flounce is to move in an exaggerated, emphatic way, especially if your movement expresses anger or impatience.
  13. scarecrow
    an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
  14. homily
    • a sermon on a moral or religious topic
    • preachment
  15. lug
    carry or drag (a heavy or bulky object) with great effort
  16. detestable
    • deserving intense dislike.
    • I found the film's violence detestable
  17. emphatically
    When you say something emphatically, you say it with great emphasis and force, like when you emphatically denied that you took the last cookie.
  18. owing
    owed as a debt
  19. partake
    • join in (an activity).
    • participate in, take part in
  20. bosom
    The bosom is the breast or chest area of the body. It is also poetically considered to be the place where our feelings reside.
  21. insomuch
    to such an extent or degree; so
  22. vow
    • a solemn promise.
    • oath, pledge, promise, bond, covenant
  23. lewd
    • crude and offensive in a sexual way
    • lecherous, lustful, licentious, lascivious, dirty, prurient, salacious,lubricious
  24. amatory
    • expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
    • her amatory affairs
    • amorous, romantic
  25. zestful
    displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  26. brow
  27. curmudgeon
    a bad-tempered or surly person.
  28. stupendous
    • extremely impressive
    • amazing, astounding
  29. pounding
    • an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    • throb, throbbing, heartbeat
  30. detract
    • take away a part from; cut down on; make a reduction in; diminish
    • His bad manners detract from his good character
  31. veil
    a garment that covers the head and face
  32. discern
    • perceive or recognize (something)
    • I can discern no difference between the two policies
  33. privy
    • hidden from general view or use
    • a privy place to rest and think
  34. disallow
    • refuse to declare valid
    • the judge disallowed his evidence
    • reject, refuse, dismiss
  35. subvert
    destroy completely; ruin
  36. obscene
    immorality, impropriety; pornographic, indecent
  37. aloof
    not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant
  38. hide
    skin of an animal
  39. sanctuary
    a place of refuge or safety; shelter
  40. deceased
    someone who is no longer alive
  41. mural
    • a painting that is applied to a wall surface
    • of or relating to walls
  42. cull
    To cull means to select or gather. to pick
  43. consummate
    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
  44. yearning
    • a feeling of intense longing for something.
    • strong desire
  45. wobbly
    • tending to move unsteadily from side to side
    • the car had a wobbly wheel
  46. chimera
    • a grotesque product of the imagination
    • imagery, imagination
  47. effusion
    • an instance of giving off something such as a liquid, light, or smell.
    • a massive effusion of poisonous gas
  48. patriarch
    A patriarch is a male leader. Your father might be the patriarch of your family, but your kid brother could be the patriarch of his club house.
  49. dialectical
    relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions.
  50. plaintive
    expressing sorrow; mournful
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