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Hunsucker Vocab 4 - List Form

Hunsucker Vocab 4 - List Form

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alliteration
n.
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressedsyllable in a line of versealtruism
n.
the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of othersamphipod
n.
a member of taxonomic order 
 Amphipoda
of small, shrimp-like crustaceansantithesis
n.
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give afeeling of balance; exact oppositeapostrophe
n.
the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or moreletters from a printed word; used to show a possessiverelationship between the word with the apostrophe and thefollowing word or phrase; address to an absent or imaginarypersonapprehension
n.
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal);painful expectation; fearful expectation or anticipation; thecognitive condition of someone who understandsaromatical
adj.
having fragrance or smellascribe
v.
attribute or credit tobrusque
adj.
marked by rude or peremptory shortnessbuttress
n.
a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of abuilding
v.
make stronger or defensible; reinforce with a buttresscircumscribe
v.
draw around; restrict or confineconsort
n.
the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
n.
a family of similar musical instrument playing together contemplative
n.
a person devoted to the contemplative life
adj.
persistently or morbidly thoughtfulcredulous
adj.
disposed to believe on little evidence; showing a lack of  judgment or experiencedeductive
adj.
involving inferences from general principles; relating tological deduction from a series of premisesdeicide
n.
the killing of a god, goddess, or similar deitydidactic
adj.
(excessively) instructivedubious
adj.
not convinced; fraught with uncertainty or doubt; open todoubt or suspicionelegiac
adj.
expressing sorrow often for something past; resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegyelicit
v.
to derive by reason; to call forth emotions, feelings, or responsesengender 
v.
to bring into existenceenigmatic
adj.
not clear to the understandingfanciful
adj.
indulging in or influenced by fancy; having a curiouslyintricate quality; not based on fact; dubiousgestation
n.
the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 daysin humans)imperious
adj.
able to deal authoritatively with affairs

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