English Short Story Vocab. Words

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1. 

amenity

 

something that adds to ones comfort or convenience

 
2. 

condone

 

to forgive or overlook

 
3. 

cultivated

 

refined or cultured suspicison; inspiring confidence

 
4. 

droll

 

amusingly odd or comercial

 
5. 

imperative

 

absolutly necessary

 
6. 

quarry

 

the object of a hunt: prey

 
7. 

scruple

 

a feeling of uneasiness that keeps a person from doing something

 
8. 

solicitously

 

in a manner expressing care or concern

 
9. 

tangible

 

capable of being touched or felt

 
10. 

uncanny

 

so remarkable as to seem supernatural

 
11. 

zealous

 

intensly enthusiastic

 
12. 

abscond

 

to go away suddenly and secretly

 
13. 

apenture

 

an opening, such as a hole or gap

 
14. 

immolation

 

death or destruction

 
15. 

impunity

 

freedom from penatly or harm

 
16. 

preclude

 

to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance

 
17. 

repose

 

to lie dead or at rest

 
18. 

subside

 

to decrease in amount or intensity; to settle down

 
19. 

termination

 

an end, limit, or edge