The Hound of the Baskervilles Vocabulary (Set 6)

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22 terms · This vocabulary set includes vocabulary words from chapters 12,13,14,and 15 of Hound of the Baskervilles

incise

(1) to cut into (2a) to carve figures, letters, or devices into; engrave (2b) to carve [as an inscription] into a surface

lintel

a horizontal architectural member spanning and usually carrying the load above an opening

prostrate

(1) stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or submission; also, lying flat (2) completely overcome and lacking vitality, will, or power to rise (3) trailing on the ground; procumbent

irrevocable

not possible to revoke; unalterable

jaunty

(1a) stylish (1b) genteel (2) sprightly in manner or appearance; lively

belated

(1) delayed beyond the usual time (2) existing or appearing past the normal or proper time

conscientious

(1) governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience; scrupulous (2) meticulous, careful

incriminate

to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault

roisterer

to engage in noisy revelry; carouse

implicit

(1a) capable of being understood from something else though unexpressed; implied (1b) involved in the nature or essence of something though not revealed, expressed, or developed; potential (1c) of a mathematical function, defined by an expression in which the dependent variable and the one or more independent variables are not separated on opposite sides of an equation (2) being without doubt or reserve; unquestioning

perceptible

capable of being perceived especially by the senses

precipice

(1) a very steep or overhanging place (2) a hazardous situation; brink

wisp

(1) a small handful [as of hay or straw] (2a) a thin strip or fragment (2b) a thready streak (2c) something frail, slight, or fleeting (3) will-o'-the-wisp

vulnerable

(1) capable of being physically or emotionally wounded (2) open to attack or damage; assailable (3) liable to increased penalties but entitled to increased bonuses after winning a game in contract bridge

miasma

(1) a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also, a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere (2) an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also, an atmosphere that obscures; fog

morass

(1) marsh, swamp (2a) a situation that traps, confuses, or impedes (2b) an overwhelming or confusing mass or mixture

debris

(1) the remains of something broken down or destroyed (2) an accumulation of fragments of rock (3) something discarded; rubbish

ingenious

(1) showing or calling for intelligence, aptitude, or discernment (2) marked by especial aptitude at discovering, inventing, or contriving (3) marked by originality, resourcefulness, and cleverness in conception or execution

diabolical

of, relating to, or characteristic of the devil; devilish

outre

violating convention or propriety; bizarre

elucidate

to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis

watermark

(1) a mark indicating the height to which water has risen (2) a marking in paper resulting from differences in thickness usually produced by pressure of a projecting design in the mold or on a processing roll and visible when the paper is held up to the light; also, the design of or the metal pattern producing the marking

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