Restoration Period(1660-1798) Vocab 1B
1. prodigious(adj) • enormous or important (a prodigious event)
2. implacable(adj) impossible to appease or satisfy (The child’s fear was implacable, and he would not stop crying.)
3. rudiment(n) • a basic principle or skill (The basic rudiments of baseball include batting, throwing, and running.)
4. expedient(n) a means to an end (Studying is an expedient to passing any science class.)
5. assiduous(adj) • constant or hard working • His assiduous attitude toward schoolwork paid off when he received a full scholarship.)
6. encumbrance(n) a burden (His lack of responsibility became an encumbrance to his getting a promotion and pay raise.)
7. emulation(n) an effort to equal or outdo another (Jennifer’s emulation of her older sister’s good study habits paid off with a $10,000 scholarship.)
8. animosity(n) hostility or hatred The creature showed a great deal of animosity toward Victor, eventually murdering for revenge.
9. perpetual(adj) everlasting, continual Her boss fired her due to her perpetual tardiness.
10. recapitulate(vb) to summarize (He recapitulated the details of the crime to the police, and they were able to catch the thief.)
11. copious (adj) wordy Employees who did not have much time to spare did not like asking Mr. Peterson for help since his answers were copious. It often took Mr. Peterson 5 minutes to answer one question.
12. schism(n) a split or division in a group (A schism emerged between the two friends, and they never spoke again.)
13. conjecture(vb or n) vb: to guess or infer noun: a guess or inference Examining the evidence and clues, the detective easily proved his conjecture to be correct.
14. morose(adj) gloomy At parties people often avoid Timothy because of his morose personality. He always depressed people.
15. retinue(n) a group of people accompanying an important person (The famous actress was spotted in Los Angeles with her retinue. They drove her car, carried her bags, and shielded her from the paparazzi.)
16. diminutive (adj) • little, tiny (As the cat entered the room, the diminutive mouse trembled in the corner.)
17. manifest(vb) • to become clear or obvious (The chicken pox manifested itself in tiny dots all over the child’s body.)
18. edifice (n) a building, usually large and impressive (King Henry VIII built several extravagant palaces. These edifices cost England a great deal of money and nearly bankrupted the royal treasury.)