Alexander English Vocab
a word or phrase used to characterize a person like a title. "richard the lionhearted"
obedient and attentive in an overly servile, overly fawning way.
showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or lack of confidence
the act of neglecting
feeling or showing an overt sexual desire; lewd, lustful, libidinous, salacious, smutty.
grossly unfair or immoral behavior
using few words; concise
lacking in morals
pompous speech; pretentious words
too open with words; honest; outspoken (think Hagrid)
having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope
bringing under complete control; mastering
disagreement; difference of opinion
something done or given in acknowledgment or consideration of the worth of another
to refrain or abstain from
easily done or performed. or: of an argument or theory- appearing neat and simple only by ignoring the true complexities of the issue, a superficial analysis.
boldly rude or disrespectful
to influence by trickery; to mislead
cheerful readiness or willingness
to make or declare sacred
no longer in effect or use
deliberate and without motive or provocation
to take or use by force or unlawfully
indulged in excess
a model or example of excellence
severe or strict. allowing few luxuries, living plainly or preferring harsh surroundings.
excessively thin or sometimes unhealthily underweight
free from burden, impediment, or financial responsibility/debt
to sully, mar, or damage; a narrow gorge or passage requiring troops to march in a single file line; to march in a single file line or as if in a parade.
wandering, nomadic, roving.
delicate, light, translucent, sheer.
to ponder, reflect, or think deeply about.
an accusation in response to one from someone else
protruding or sticking out
promising success, favorable (syn. propitious)
a general feeling of discomfort or unease whose exact source is unknown
unhappy without the possibility for being comforted
a sudden attack or outbreak of emotion or activity
indicating a good chance of success, favorable.
the shape or outlines
relating to marriage or the relationship between a married couple
to entertain or amuse with talk or stores; to lavish (someone) with food or drink
to clear from blame or suspicion. to exonerate.
showing perseverance or diligent work ethic
independence and self-direction
to learn with certainty or assurance.
sentimental or feeble in a sickly way.
self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.
the sound derived from listening to the heart, lungs, or other organs, typically with a stethoscope
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
the innermost or most private, sacred part of a shrine, temple, or church. a private place from which most people are excluded.
overjoyed, filled with ecstasy
to tear or make deep cuts in (as in skin or flesh). to criticize forcefully or severely.
an expression of blame or disapproval
to spread or cause to spread or intermingle with other people, objects, or substances
a person's look or manner, especially one that indicates their mood or character
excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.
a speech or piece of writing that praises someone once he or she has died
easily irritated, especially by unimportant things
the state of being embarrassed, disconcerted, or confused. discomfit: to make someone feel uneasy or embarrassed.
to indulge in an unrestrained way, either in something that creates pleasure or in an emotion; also, to roll about or lie relaxed in mud or water
to implore or ask someone fervently to do something; to beg.
to give a reproof that restrains, subdues, or chastises someone. to curb their behavior in some way.
pretentious or conspicuous. done in a way to show off and attract attention.
pointless, null, useless, ineffective. having no effect.
fleeting or short-lived. temporary, ephemeral, transitory
not discriminating or showing judgment. not selective. haphazard, thoughtless, careless. also: jumbled, thrown together.
an act of making a humble prayer, entreaty, or petition. to supplicate is more or less a synonym for to beseech, but to supplicate has a more humble connotation.
to hold out for acceptance, to offer.
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