Dr. K Vocab List 6
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n. 1. a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; 2. anything profound, unfathomable, or infinite
n. from Arabian myth: a powerful evil demon or monster
v. set apart for a specific purpose; distributed or allotted
v. to make English in form or character
adj. practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline; austere in appearance, manner, or attitude
v. 1a. to take in and utilize as nourishment; absorb into the system; 1b. to take into the mind and thoroughly comprehend; 2a. to make similar; 2b. to alter by assimilation; 2c. to absorb into the culture or mores of a population or group
n. loud harsh cry similar to that of a donkey
n. 1. a deep cleft in the earth 2. a significant or dramatic division, separation, or difference between people
v. to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; to pity; to sympathize (with)
n. commiseration, expression of sympathy
adj. ready to believe, especially on slight or uncertain evidence.
v. 1. to carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate; 2. archaic; to dig, as with a spade.
v. 1. to dry up; to preserve (a food) by drying; dehydrate; 2. to drain of emotional or intellectual vitality.
v. to cease (from some action or procedure); to stop, leave off, give over, forebear
adj. entirely lacking or free from.
v. to make known (something private or secret)
adj. fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided; of questionable character
adj. thin, especially from disease or hunger or cold
v. to delay, hinder, or prevent by taking precautionary measures beforehand.
n. 1. a manner of walking or moving on foot; 2. a sequence of foot movements (as a walk, trot, pace, or canter) by which a horse or dog moves forward; 3. a manner or rate of movement or progress
n. a loud or boisterous burst of laughter (below used as verb)
adj. lacking in freshness or originality; repeated too often
n. strong desire or yearning for something.
adj. characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless.
n. a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar.
adj. unchangeable; incapable of changing
adj. acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
adj. 1. not harmonious; 2. not conforming; 3. inconsistent within itself; 4. lacking propriety.
adv. not able to be changed, undone, recalled, or repealed
n. a professional clown or fool, esp. at a medieval court
adv. Full of weakness or weariness of mind or body.
adj. 1. readily bent; supple; 2.marked by effortless grace
n. a large truck, usually without sides, designed to carry heavy loads
adj. 1. pertaining to or resembling a wolf; 2. savage, ravenous, predatory.
n. an expression of a general truth or rule of conduct.
n. a reminder of past events; something that serves to warn or remind; souvenir
n. 1. person or thing with no special interest or qualities; 2. something that does not exist or only exists in imagination
n. indecency, lewdness; the character or quality of being obscene; something obscene, as a picture or story; an obscene word or expression, esp. when used as an insult or denunciation [obscene adj. : offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved; abominable; disgusting; revolting]
v. permeate; to become diffused through every part of
n. a foreboding, as of impending danger
adj. 1. admitted as one sharing in a secret; 2. belonging or relating to a person in one's individual rather than official capacity
n. 1. off spring of animals or plants; 2. a body of followers, disciples, or successors
adj. affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation
v. to give and take mutually; to return in kind or degree
adj. having or diffusing a sweet (sometimes offensive) scent
adj. 1. relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite; fleshly; 2a. devoted to or preoccupied with the senses or appetites; 2b. voluptuous 2c. deficient in moral, spiritual, or intellectual interests; worldly, irreligious.
adj. bending or able to be easily bent; not stiff
adj. pulled or drawn tight; not slack
n. a stream of water, flowing with great rapidity and violence
n. a trace of something that has disappeared or no longer exists
n. a choice or decision made; will.
v. 1a. to grant or furnish often in a gracious or condescending manner; 1b. to give by way of reply; 2. to grant as a privilege or special favor.
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