Vocabulary Heart of Darkness Quiz Next Tuesday

posted Jan 7, 2014, 3:05 PM by Tonja Odell   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 3:05 PM by Renee Hahn ]

1.     perdition (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

2.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngperoration (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

3.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngprecarious not secure; beset with difficulties

4.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngrecondite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge

5.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngsagacious acutely insightful and wise

6.     scow any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends

7.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngabscond run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

8.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngfecund capable of producing offspring or vegetation

9.     https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngjocose characterized by jokes and good humor

10.  https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pnglitany any long and tedious address or recital

11.  https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngmotley consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

12.  https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngprecipice a very steep cliff

13.  sarcophagus a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)

14.  https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pngimplacable incapable of being placated

15.  half-caste an offensive term for the offspring of parents of different races or cultures

16.  harlequin a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)

17.  heralded publicly announced

18.  hullabaloo disturbance usually in protest

19.  incontinent not having control over urination and defecation

20.  https://d2oql1wfw8moob.cloudfront.net/images/icons/learn-q8bzb8.pnginexorable not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty