New English Vocab 1-60
Terms in this set (60)
1. Something or someone that isn't very well-known (an ___ fact, an ___ author). 2. To block the vision of or get in the way of.
A filthy, wretched and depressed condition.
Someone who sacrifices themselves and suffers for the sake of principle.
A trouble, unpleasant, or despicable animal.
The end of something that used to exist (or the death of a person), especially when it happens slowly and predictably.
Somebody who lives alone and deliberately keeps away from other people.
Marked by continuous change or activity; relating to energy or objects in motion.
Departing from a conventional pattern; odd; peculiar.
A manner or rate of movement on foot; a sequence of foot movements.
To cause to become real or actual; to come into existence.
Being covered or clothed.
To put on (clothes).
Tiresomely long or dull; boring.
Showing a lack of foresight or planning; nearsightedness.
1. Considered apart from concrete existence; not applied or practical; 2. A summary.
Thinking deeply about something, especially in a sad or serious manner.
Somebody who behaves in a disloyal or treacherous manner.
To consent or comply without protest.
Open and sincere in expression; straightforward; candid.
The face or facial expression; visage.
Sullenly melancholy; gloomy (usually referring to a person).
Lacking in courage or self-confidence.
An expression of anger, displeasure, or menace made by drawing the eyebrows together toward the middle of the forehead.
Scheming; plotting; determined to gain the greatest personal advantage.
Having a belligerent nature.
Expressing a low opinion or negative criticism.
To refer to someone or something in a disapproving, negative, harsh, critical, or belittling fashion.
Highly unacceptable and deserving severe criticism or censure (strong disapproval or condemnation), extremely bad or wrong.
Expressing or characterized by great respect or honor.
Distant our reserved manner or social relations; uninvolved or unwilling to become involved with other people or events.
Disappointed or devastated, especially after being enthusiastic or confident.
Being serious in purpose or effort; sincere.
Having, showing, or arising from intense, often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred; evil.
Interested in gruesome subjects such as death, murder, or accidents.
To shame or humiliate.
To see, mention, or show as similar; to compare.
1. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted. 2. Dreary; dismal; lonely;forlorn.
Continuing forever; everlasting.
To learn or discover with certainty.
1. To comprehend; 2. A unit of length equivalent to six feet used principally in the measurement of arine depths.
Comic exaggeration; a drawing, description, or performance that exaggerates somebody's or something's characteristics.
Showing a likeness which permits one to draw an analogy; similar.
The noun form of provoke.
A large tomb, especially one that is ornately decorated.
Using or characterized by clear, expressive language.
Behind the times.
A preliminary survey to gain information.
An innate or natural inclination; a tendency.
Extremely important and necessary, or indispensable to the survival of something.
To give or represent evidence of the truth of something.
Self-satisfied, usually without being aware of possible dangers; (over-confident or over-relaxed).
Using both hands with equal ease.
A departure involving large numbers of people.
The beginning or origin of something.
Extremely small in size or scope; so very small as not to matter.
A very small amount of something.
Goods that are illegally imported or exported.
An offensive term that deliberately insults somebody that doesn't acknowledge the God of the Bible, Torah or Koran.
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