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Vocabulary Week 5 Gold. Word 1: Strewn Def: Thrown untidily over an area Sent: The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. H.G.Wells.

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Word 1: Strewn Def: Thrown untidily over an areaSent: The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. H.G.Wells


Word 2: RemorseDef: Emotional feeling of deep regretSent: Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. -Jean Jacques Rousseau


Word 3: Grievously Def: Characterized by severe pain and grief, oppressiveSent: Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work. Thomas Carlyle


Word 4: AfflictedDef: To have something that causes suffering and anguishSent: It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. -Aeschylus


Word 5: ObliterateDef: To destroy completely, wipe out Sent: Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present. Helen Dunmore


Word 6: Reverent Def: Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect Sent: We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. Mark Twain


Word 7: DefiantDef: Bold opposition, challenging authoritySent: “Defiant individuals will always persecute others, yet will always consider themselves persecuted.”


Word 8: Diatribe Def: Speech or writing that bitterly attacks someone or somethingSent: “There are people who must spend huge amounts of time composing these online diatribes against me, all about how disgusting and terrible I am… Poppy Z Brite

Word 9: DingyDef: A small sailing boatSent: “I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed…” John Dyer

Word 10: Bluff Def: A steep cliff or trying to fool someone into thinking one way when it is not Sent: Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. Orison Swett Marden


Word 11: Exultant / Exult / ExultationDef: Expressing triumph and joySent: Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult. John Masefield


Word 12: DemeanorDef: Way in which a person behaves or conducts oneself Sent: I thought Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest presidents… I thought he had the demeanor. Donald Trump


Word 13: MarauderDef: Bandits, thieves that roam and plunderSent: The masked marauder strikes again! How long will this fair-weathered fiend… be allowed to roam at will. Source Unknown


Word 14: SubvertDef: To try to overturn or corrupt the morals or beliefs in a society Sent: From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.


Word 15: Contort Def: To bend and twist harshly Sent: In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice walker


Word 17: Maelstrom Def: A violent whirlpool sucking in objects around it or an emotional turbulent situation Sent: Black Africa can become a maelstrom of warring tribes without the outside world needing to feel the need to do anything about it. John Keegan


Word 17: Eradicate Def: Destroy, eliminate, to wipe out Sent: Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education. Charlotte Bronte


Word 18: PulverizeDef: To crush in to dust, demolishSent: Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. -Sandra Boynton


Word 19: Pavilion Def: Open building or tent used for concerts, exhibits or fairs Sent: My childhood memories center around … 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand. Frederick Reines


Word 20: Demigod Def: Half god creature because one parent was human and one a god Sent: The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women. -Simone de Beauvoir