English Terms for the Semester
Terms in this set (71)
The repetition of the same sounds, usually consonants or consonant clusters at the beginnings of numerous words that are near each other.
To have a great ambition; desire strongly.
Hoodwink; to deceive by elaborate trickery.
Very odd or strange.
1. Rough and stormy; violent.
2. Noisy and lacking restraint or discipline.
1. An explanation of something by comparing it with something similar.
2. similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise unlike.
1. A protein produce in the blood or tissues in response to the presence of a specific toxin, foreign blood cell, or other antigen.
2. Antibodies provide immunity against certain microorganisms and toxins by binding with them and deactivating them.
1. To give prominence to; emphasize and/or intensify.
2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
1. To act together in refusing to use, buy from, or deal with, especially as an expression of protest.
2. A refusal to buy goods from a certain person.
1. A method of concealing people or equipment by making them appear like their surrounding.
2. Protective disguise or covering that conceals; usually a cloth or material.
1. The order or sequence of events.
2. A list or table of events analyzed in order of time or occurrence.
To honor the memory of, especially with a ceremony, holiday, or statue.
The act of despising, disdain, or disrespect; intentional disobedience/disrespect to a court or other authority.
Something out of it's chronological order.
To crouch or draw back, as from fear or pain; to cringe.
Very troubled or with a lot of problems.
Impulsive or inconsistent.
A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
Proper behavior or conduct; propriety.
The process of reaching a conclusion by reasoning.
Favorable or successful.
The act of avoiding or hiding.
Pacifying, suppressing, putting at ease.
Kind and gentle; not causing harm.
Immediate danger or risk.
Calmly or quietly.
Decreasing or diminishing in size or amount.
Easy to miss or see.
Disrepute (bad reputation), infamy, dishonor.
The act of keeping watch.
Approached and demanded a conversation.
Going beyond what is considered reasonable.
Something that causes anger or other intense feelings; to provoke.
Odd characteristics; out of the ordinary traits; eccentric.
Hands on your hips and elbows pointing outward; in a bent position.
Pride, arrogance; vane.
Expression, face, visage.
Soothed or calmed.
Offensively bold, disrespectful, sassy.
Wicked or evil.
Hidden and secretive; sneaky.
Firm and unyielding; stubborn.
The particular way a person walks.
Full to the brim, crowded/overcrowded.
Thrown off balance.
To be scolded strongly or a strong scolding.
Short, separate sound or movements.
Schemed or plotted; deceitful, cunning.
Uneasy, unsure, tentative.
Concentrated on one's own thoughts and feelings; muse.
Easily felt or touched.
Removing or lessening of suspicions or fears.
Comforts and conveniences.
Feelings of doubt or guilt about a suggested action.
In a concerned manner.
Anything that tends to calm or soothe someone; also a medication containing opium or related pain killer.
Unsteadily; in an unstable manner.
Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound; an example of such misuse.
Destroy; wipe out completely.
Worth sacrificing to gain an objective.
Something that has, or seems to have, contradictory qualities.
Elastic; able to return to the original shape quickly and easily .
Pay back or return.
To move in waves.
To cancel; withdraw.
Primitive; from the earliest times.
Below the level of conscious awareness.