20 terms

English vocab #7

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amiss
faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; (adv.) in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly
brawl
a noisy quarral or fight; (v.) to quarral or fight noisily
detest
to hate, dislike very much, loathe
domestic
native to a country, not foreign, relating to the life or affairs of a household; (n.) a household servant
flagrant
extremely bad, glaring, scandalous, notorious
flaw
a slight fault, defect, crack
fledgling
an inexperienced person, beginner, a young bird about to leave the nest; (adj.) inexperienced, budding
fluster
to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; (n.) a state of confusion or agitation
foremost
cheif, most important, primary; (adv.) in the first place
momentum
the force or speed with which something moves
notable
striking, remarkable; (n.) aperson who is well known distinguished, or outstanding in some way
nurture
to bring up, care for, train, nourish; (n.) rearing, training, upbringing
paradox
a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities
perjury
the act of swearing to a lie
presume
to take for granted, assume or suppose, to dare, take upon oneself, take liberties
prior
earlier, former
proficient
skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity
salvo
a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute,a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack
vigilant
wide-awake, alert, watchful
wrath
intense anger