36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 10 (terms/definitions)

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agent
an active and efficient cause, a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
error
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
flexible
bending and snapping back readily without breaking, making or willing to make concessions
mission
a special assignment that is given to a person or group
placate
cause to be more favorably inclined, pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
saguinary
ready or eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
amour
A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature; love
confirm
strengthen or make more firm
linguist
One who is acquainted with several languages.
odorous
having odor or a characteristic odor
primer
the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface, An elementary reading-book for children.
intact
undamaged in any way
manumit
To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.
ambiguity
unclear meaning
primogenitor
a first parent or earliest ancestor
multilingual
using or knowing more than one language
malodorous
having an unpleasant or offensive odor
prime
a number that has no factor but itself and 1
linguistics
the scientific study of language
contingent
determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established, a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
deflected
turned aside from its regular course
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
lingo
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
complacence
self-satisfaction; the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
firmament
the vault of heaven; sky
agenda
schedule
primacy
the state of being first in importance
paramour
illicit lover
inflexible
incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
abberant
abnormal or deviant.
emit
give off, send forth, or discharge
deodorize
eliminate offensive odors
tactile
producing a sensation of touch
amiable
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
placid
free from disturbance; not easily irritated
errant
straying from the right course or from accepted standards; wandering