Ch 3 Vocab for Cochran

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alacrity

cheerful willingness; readiness

aversion

strong dislike; repugnance; antipathy

involuntary

not done on ones own free will; automatic; unintentional

loath

unwilling; averse; disinclined

loathe

have an intense aversion to; detest

volition

will

acclivity

upward slope

acme

highest point

apogee

farthest point from the earth in the orbit

climatic

arranged in order of increasing force and interest

consumate

perfect; superb; carried to the highest degree

eminence

high rank

eminent

standing out; notable; famous

ethereal

of the heavens; celestial; airy; delicate; intangible

exalt

lift up with joy; pride, etc. elate

precipice

very steep or overhanging place; cliff

precipitious

hasty; rash

preeminent

standing out above others; superior

sublimate

redirect the energy of a persons bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels

sublime

elevated; noble; exalted; uplifting

vertex

furthest point opposite the base

zenith

highest point; culmination; peak

abject

deserving contempt; sunk to a low condition; wretched

abysmal

deep; profound; immeasurably great

abyss

bottomless depth; immeasurably great space

anticlimax

abrupt decline from the dignified or important to the trivial or ludicrous

chasm

deep breach; wide gap or rift

declivity

downward slope

dregs

most worthless part; bottom of a liquid

earthy

down to earth

humble

not proud; modest

humiliate

lower the pride, position or dignity

humility

freedom from pride; humbleness

menial

low; mean; subservient

nadir

lowest point

plumb

get to the bottom of

profound

very deep; deeply felt; intellectually

ravine

deep narrow gorge worn by running water

consanguinity

blood relationship

filial

like a son or daughter

fraternal

of or like a brother

genealogy

a persons or families decent

gentility

good manners

kith and kin

friends and relatives

maternal

like a mother

nepotism

favoritism by relatives

paternal

of or like a father

progenitor

forefather

progeny

offspring; children; descendants

sibling

one of two or more children of a family

aroma

pleasant odor; bouquet

aromatic

sweet-scented; fragrant

fragrant

having a pleasant odor; pleasantly odorous

fusty

stale smelling; musty

incense

substance yielding a pleasant odor when burned

malodorous

ill-smelling; stinking; fetid

noisome

offensive to smell; disgusting

olfactory

pertaining to the sense of smell

pungent

sharp in smell or taste; acrid

putrid

stinking from decay

rancid

unpleasant to smell or taste from being spoiled

rank

having a strong, bad odor or taste

reek

emit a strong, disagreeable smell

scent

smell; perfume

unsavory

unpleasant to taste or smell

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