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48 terms

The Picture of Dorian Gray (ch.7-10)

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discordant
not in agreement or harmony
sordid
meanly avaricious; of degraded character or nature
fawn
to flatter or praise excessively
ungainly
lacking grace in movement or posture
anodyne
pain killer
defile
morally blemished, to pollute; to corrupt
portico
a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
draggle
to make wet or dirty by dragging
hansom
a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
nacre
also called mother of pearl; material that makes a pearl oyster's shell as well as forms the pearl
ardent
characterized by intense emotion
laden
to fill or place a load on, burdened psychologically or mentally
wrought
to have an exert influence or effect; put together, created, made delicately
florid
elaborately or excessively ornamented
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
opiates
opium and its derivates, which depress neural activity
sanguine
optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
epigrams
short written statement
inquest
an inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death
abject
most unfortunate or miserable, showing utter resignation or hopelessness
asphodel
the flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone
farce
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
conjugal
of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
felicity
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
flit
a sudden quick movement
sacrament
holy actions
winsome
charming in a childlike or naive way
desecration
blasphemous behavior; violation, destruction
enamored
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
pallid
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
placid
serenely free of interruption or disturbance; complacent
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed; irascible
garrulous
full of trivial conversation
pall
a sudden numbing dread; to become less interesting or attractive
defile
to spot, stain, or pollute
temperament
your usual mood
impecuniosity
penniless
obsequious
slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
cassone
Italian furniture; rich and showy type of chest
bestial
beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
sodden
soaked, saturated
tramp
to travel by foot
uncomely
not keeping with the accepted standards of society
raiment
clothing
argot
slang
archaism
an outdated word or phrase
wan
to become pale and sickly