Vocabulary Essay

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Vocabulary 1.) Asylum (n): an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary. After committing all those crimes the criminal sought asylum in the church. 2.) Odious (adj): deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable. A terrible aroma filled up the room and everyone questioned where this odious smell had came from. 3.) Impertinent (adj): uncivil It is very impertinent for a young child to correct an older adult, especially in a rude manner. 4.) Deference (n): respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes. While the old lady was on her death bed her family was in deference to her wishes, for they knew she had little time to live. 5.) Glory (n): very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle. The soldiers fought in the war to win glory on the battle field, while others fought to get their freedom back. 6.) Fiendish (adj): diabolically cruel and wicked. There was something fiendish about his character when he refused to help the suffering children. 7.) Reverberate (v): to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house. As the young girl was whipped her screaming reverberated throughout the entire house. 8.) Jargon (n): the language, esp. the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group. Growing up my friends and I had always wanted to come up with a jargon that only we could understand. 9.) Ineffable (adj): incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible. Many people after they come back from Hajj say that they had an ineffable experience. 10.) Obdurate (adj): unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. Everyone saw that the child was being obdurate when he didn’t move out of the candy aisle in the store after his mother had demanded him

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