Words to Know 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner

Words to Know 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner

Words to Know "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner Circumvent

Verb: To go around, avoid, or bypass. Bentley Stealth Cat managed to circumvent the rules by finding a loophole. Coquettish Adjective: characteristically flirtatious, especially in a

teasing light hearted manner The girls coquettish behavior gave her a reputation. Diffident Adjective: lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth; timid, shy, reserved.

No one thought the diffident girl would be able to speak in front of the class without fainting. Encroach Verb: To advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits; to make gradual advances.

The edge of the lake began to slowly encroach on my property as the rain continued to fall. Obliterate Verb: To remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely

Bentley Stealth Cat broke into the cupboard and obliterated the bag of Halloween candy. Obscure Adjective: Not clear to understand; hard to perceive. Her face was completely obscured by the veil, making

it impossible to guess her identity. Pallid Adjective: Pale; faint or lacking color. The boy looked pallid, causing alarm that he may have lost more blood than previously thought.

Virulent Adjective: Actively poisonous; highly infective or violently or spitefully hostile. That particular strain of bacteria is not that virulent, so we did not have to wear the extra safety gear.

Temerity Noun: Reckless boldness; rashness A wise man lacks the temerity to stare a vicious dog in the face.

Tedious Adjective: Long and tiresome The tedious worksheets were slowly changing the students into zombies.

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