Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

daunting

(adj.) intimidating

feral

(adj.) savage, wild, untamed

abhor

(v.) to hate, loathe

destitute

(adj.) impoverished

abject

(adj.) of the most miserable or contemptible

domicile

(n.) a residence, a home

derelict

(adj.) run-down, abandoned

defunct

(adj.) no longer used or existing

requisition

(n.) a demand for goods, often by an authority

renovate

(v.) to restore, return to original state

affluent

(adj.) rich, wealthy

raze

(v.) to demolish

reprehensible

(adj.) deserving of criticism

dilapidated

(adj.) in a state of disrepair

exacerbate

(v.) to make more violent, intense

pacify

(v.) to soothe, ease

allay

(v.) to soothe, assuage

assuage

(v.) to ease, pacify

sedate

(v.) to calm, soothe

sobriety

(n.) moderation from excess, or calm tranquility

agoraphobia

(n.) an abnormal fear of open or public places

claustrophobia

(n.) an abnormal fear of closed or crowded places

diaphanous

(adj.) transparent, light, airy

harrowing

(adj.) agonizing, distressing

strenuous

(adj.) requiring tremendous strength or energy

canvas

(n.) a piece of cloth on which an artist paints

ascetic

(n.) one who practices restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious

quaint

(adj.) old-fashioned

reel

(v.) to be thrown off balance or feel dizzy

redoubtable

(adj.) formidable, commanding respect

formidable

(adj.) arousing fear of alarm

austere

(adj.) very bare, bleak, simple

taciturn

(adj.) not inclined to talk

enervate

(v.) to weaken, make weary

abscond

(v.) to sneak away and hide

desolate

(adj.) deserted, lifeless

despondent

(adj.) discouraged, hopeless, depressed

forlorn

(adj.) lonely, hopeless

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