Vocab Unit 6 Flashcards

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atoneto make up for
bondage1. slavery; 2. any state of being bound or held down
defrayto pay for
diligenthardworking, industrious, not lazy
dolefulsad, dreary
ghastly1. frightful, horrible; 2. deathly pale
hamperto hold back
hew1. to shape or cut down with an ax; 2. to hold to
impoverished1. poor, in a state of poverty; 2. depleted
incessantnever stopping, going on all the time
intricatecomplicated, difficult to understand
lucid1. easy to understand, clear; 2. rational, sane
posthumousoccurring or published after death
prim1. overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; 2. prudish
sardonicgrimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluousexceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
supplantto take the place of, supersede
taunt (v.)to jeer at, mock
taunt (n.)an insulting or mocking remark
tenacious1. holding fast; 2. holding together firmly; 3. persistent