Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

lamentable

giving cause for sorrow; to be regretted or pitied; deplorable; pitiable

forlorn

wretched and miserable in feeling or looks; unhappy

vignette

a literary sketch; short verbal description

cavil

the raising of trivial objections or petty criticism; caviling; carping the face

visage

the face

impudence

lack of shame or modesty; rude boldness; insolence; presumption

rummage

to search thoroughly by moving things about

pungent

sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell; piquant; spicy

ascertain

to find out for certain by trial and research; make sure of; determine

incredulous

not ready to believe; not credulous; doubting; skeptical

influx

the act or fact of flowing in; steady flow; inflow

mahogany

the hard-grained, reddish-brown wood of a tree growing in tropical America and in Africa; often used in furniture

damask

a firm, siny reversible linen, silk, or cotton fabric with woven designs

festoon

a string or chain of flowers, leaves, ribbons, or the like, hanging in a curve between two points

tabernacle

a place of worship for a large congregation

counterpane

an outer covering for a bed; bedspread; quilt; coverlet

moor

an expanse of open, rolling, infertile land

indemnity

payment for damage, loss, or hardship

partiality

a favoring of one more than another; favorable prejudice; being partial

opprobrium

the disgrace or reproach caused by shameful conduct; infamy; scorn; abuse

precocious

developed earlier than usual in knowledge, skill, or the like

transitory

passing soon or quickly; lasting only a short time; momentary; brief; fleeting

expedient

giving or seeking ersonal advantage; based on self interest without regard to what is just or right

consternation

amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion

insurrection

a rising against established authority; revolt; rebellion

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set