Vocabulary Words for the English Midterm
Collected and Typed By Julia Sullivan

Part One: Vocabulary Form Literature

“The Most Dangerous Game”

    Amenity = (noun) something that adds to one’s comfort or convenience; something that is nice to have but isn’t necessary
    Scruple = (noun) an uneasy feeling arising from one’s conscience or principals
    Solicitously = (adverb) with an expression of care or concern
    Tangible = (adj.) capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance. Note: can be used both figuratively and literally. Ex. Figurative: The evil in the air was tangible. Literal: This book is tangible.
    Quarry = (noun) the object of hunt; prey
    Disarming = (adj.) removing or overcoming suspicion; inspiring confidence
    Imperative = (adj.) absolutely necessary
    Zealous = (adj.) intensely devoted and enthusiastic
    Deplorable = (deeply regrettable; unfortunate   *also: deplore = (verb) to regret or disapprove of someone else’s actions
    Affable = (adj.) friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to
    Condone = (verb) to overlook, forgive, or disregard
    Droll = (adj.) amusingly odd or comical
    Elude = (verb) to escape, especially by means of daring, cleverness, or skill
    Stamina = (noun) physical or moral strength; endurance
    Uncanny = (adj.) so remarkable as to seem supernatural

“Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?”

    Primitive = (adj.) existing in or from the times of the earliest humans
    Silhouetted = (adj.) outlined as a dark shape against a lighter background
    Diffuse = (adj.) unfocused; scattered and widespread. Note: Can be used both figuratively and literally. Ex. His fear was diffuse (figurative).
    Conical = (adj.) like a cone
    Inertia = (noun) the tendency of an object to keep moving once it has started moving; also the tendency of objects at rest to stay at rest
    Casually = (adverb) in an unconcerned or informal manner
    Consolation = (noun) an...