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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy                                   Vocabulary List 1

1.         Heath [1] – a tract of open and uncultivated land; waste land overgrown with shrubs

2.         Pallid [1] – pale

3.         Firmament  [1] - sky

4.         Opacity [1] – state of being opaque or impenetrable to light [not being able to see through it]

5.         Precipitate – [2] to fling or hurl down; rain

6.         Fraternize [2] – associate in a friendly way

7.         Congruity[2]  – agreement, harmony, appropriateness

8.         Emphatic [2] – uttered with emphasis, strongly expressive

9.         Admonition [2] – counsel or advice, gentle reproof, caution

10.         Façade[2]  – face or front  a building [of anything though,– could, e.g., have a façade of wealth]

11.      Sublimity [2] – state or quality of being sublime [or awe inspiring, impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur]

12.      Chasten [3] – restrain, subdue [actually goes along with the more common def. of fuss at]

13.      Ascetic [3]  – one who practices religious austerities or an abstemious life [sparing in food and drink, temperate]

14.      Tempest [3] – storm

15.      Reciprocity [3] – mutual exchange; reciprocal state or relation

16.      Accordant [4] – agreeing; comformable

17.      Colossal [4]– gigantic; huge; vast

18.      Swarthy [4]– dark colored [NOW most often refers to complexion – not in RofN]

19.      Lineal [4]– in a direct line [as descendents]; linear in RofN

20.      Raiment [4]– clothing

English IV