Vocabulary

My list of words I have collected in Grade 9:

Word: definition
Unkempt- having an untidy or disheveled appearance
Dossier- a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject
Conscience- an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior
Devoid- entirely lacking or free from
Pretentious- attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed

Sullen- bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy

Pedestal- a position in which someone is greatly or uncritically admired

Parquet- flooring composed of wooden blocks arranged in a geometric pattern

Riveted- join or fasten

Enamored- be filled with a feeling of love

Bystander- a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part

Irony- the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite

Hubris- excessive pride or self-confidence

Absurd- wildly unreasonable

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