Vocab Unit 3

  1. piety
    the quality of being religious or reverent
  2. taciturn
    (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little
  3. quaint
    attractively unusual or old-fashioned
  4. prediliction
    a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something
  5. domiciled
    the country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with
  6. profane
    relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious
  7. indigenous
    originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native
  8. auspicious
    conducive to success; favorable
  9. palette
    a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colorsa
  10. inordinately
    unusually or disproportionately large; excessive
  11. ingenuous
    (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting
  12. innate
    inborn; natural
  13. fanatical
    filled with excessive and single-minded zeal
  14. tentatively
    not certain or fixed; provisional
  15. articulate
    (of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently
  16. rectitude
    morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness
  17. tranquil
    free from disturbance; calm
  18. protrude
    extend beyond or above a surface
  19. frivolous
    not having any serious purpose or value
  20. formidable
    inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
  21. edification
    the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually
  22. infalliable
    incapable of making mistakes or being wrong
  23. aquiescence
    accept something reluctantly but without protest
  24. acrimonious
    (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter
  25. allegory
    a metaphor continuously used throughout a story
  26. genre
    a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter
  27. epigraph
    a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme.
  28. personification
    the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
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Vocab Unit 3