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25 terms

Word Masters Gold Spring 7th Grade

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premonition
an early warning about a future event
quail
draw back, as with fear or pain
spasmodic
occurring in spells and often abruptly
charisma
a personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others
decry
express strong disapproval of
circumspect
heedful of potential consequences
morass
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
daub
an unskillful painting, a blemish made by dirt
impetuous
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
misgiving
doubt about someone's honesty
demean
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
headlong
in a hasty and foolhardy manner
ravage
(usually plural) a destructive action
permeate
penetrate mutually or be interlocked
crotchety
cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
prowess
a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
withstand
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
menial
(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
remorse
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
deign
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
ersatz
an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
omen
a sign of something about to happen
curtail
to cut short or reduce
supercilious
expressive of contempt, having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
acclaim
enthusiastic approval