Collection 4: Love's Vocabulary

As you read Diane Ackerman's "Love's Vocabulary," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 9's Collection 4: Love's Vocabulary, elements of Shakespearean drama, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Romeo and Juliet, Act 5, Pyramus and Thisbe, Duty
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  1. intangible
    hard to pin down or identify
  2. gyration
    the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
  3. taproot
    main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem
  4. conjugation
    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
  5. guise
    an artful or simulated semblance
  6. piquant
    having an agreeably pungent taste
  7. batik
    a dyed fabric
  8. increment
    the amount by which something increases
  9. supple
    readily adaptable
  10. gradation
    relative position in a ranked series
  11. abacus
    a manual calculator with counters on rods or in grooves
  12. protocol
    code of correct conduct
  13. sarong
    a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific
  14. phantasmagoria
    a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images
  15. Serengeti
    a vast plain in Tanzania to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife
  16. irrelevant
    having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  17. pang
    a sharp spasm of pain
  18. depict
    show in, or as in, a picture
  19. brocade
    thick expensive material with a raised pattern
  20. essence
    the choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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