106 terms

English Vocab

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Indifferent
Having no interest or sympathy, unconcerned.
Not caring one way or another
Benevolent
well meaning, kindly
tenacious
not easily pulled apart
determined, persistant
able to remember many things
reflect
to think seriously or reflectively
describe
to give a detailed account
characteristic
feature or quality belonging to a person, place or thing and used to identify it
melancholy
sad, gloomy, or depressed
deep sadness
alienate
to make someone feel isolated
to make someone feel unsympathetic and/or hostile
elated
very happy
demonstrate
to clearly show something by giving proof or evidence
to show or explain something
vivid
producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
boisterous
loud and full of energy
sullen
bad tempered, untalkative, and sulky.
anguish
severe menta or physical pain and suffering
essential
absolutely necessary
extremely important
respond
to provide an answer, to say something in reply
to react
abhor
to hate, detest
brazen
excessively loud and unashamed
belligerent
wanting to fight or argue, hostile and aggressive
exalt
to think or speak highly of, to praise
to raise someone up in rank, character, or power
camaraderie
a feeling of good friendship among people in the whole group
callous
not feeling or showing concern about problems or suffering of other people
embody
to represent something in a clear and obvious way, to be a symbol or example of something
to include (something) as a part or feature
relevant
as a part or feature
closely connected
address
speak or make a speech to somebody in a formal way
to thing about and begin to deal with
support
suggest the truth of, back up
complacent
self-satisfied and arrogant, often while unaware of an existent danger
recalcitrant
rebellious, resisting authority; hard to manage or control
lethargic
having no energy, lazy
irreverent
showing a lack of respect for people or things that are that are taken seriously
judicious
having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense
intrepid
brave in the face of danger
summarize
to retell or cover the main point in a clear and short way
vague
not clearly expressed or explained
not clearly understood
thorough
extremely careful
done fully
elucidate
to clarify, explain
poignant
deeply touching, emotionally moving
enervate
to weaken, exhaust
deft
skilled, capable
explain
to give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
perceptive
sensitive
having or showing deep awareness or understanding
depraved
immoral, wicked
vehement
showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, intense
lament
the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; an expression of regret or disappointment
to mourn
explicit
very clear and complete, leaving no doubt about the meaning
directly stated
interpret
to use knowledge and understanding to see patterns in what you are reading and draw conclusions from given information
autonomous
existing or acting separately from other things or people
independent
having the power or right to govern itself
arbitrary
not planned or chosen for a particular reason
done without any concern for what is fair or right
rancor
an angry feeling of hatred or dislike for someone who has treated you unfairly
convey
to communicate by words, body movements, or appearance
to make something known to someone
effect
a change that happens when something is done; a result
a particular feeling or mood created by something
ominous
suggesting that something bad is going to happen in the future
clandestine
done secretly, especially because it is illegal or immoral
macabre
disturbing and horrifying because it is related to death and injury
associate
to connect someone or something with something else in mind
imply
to strongly suggest or hint (something not clearly stated)
revel
to enjoy intensely
remorse
deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed
placate
to ease the anger of, soothe
to make someone less angry or hostile
evoke
a produce a strong feeling or memory
to cause (a particular reaction or response) to happen
infer
to figure out something that is not clearly stated using reasoning
to conclude
inscrutable
impossible to understand or interpret
supplicate
ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly, especially to god
crescendo
to steady increase in intensity or volume
pious
deeply religious, devoted to a particular religion
falsely appearing to be good or moral
precarious
no safe, strong, or steady
inure
get used to something, especially something unpleasant
chimera
a thing that is honed or wished for but in fact is not real or is impossible to attain
elusive
hard to find or capture
hard to understand, define, or remember
anomaly
something that is unusual or unexpected
abate
to become weaker, to decrease in strength
presumptuous
confident especially in a way that is rude
done or make without permission, right, or good reason
respite
a short period of rest or relief from something that is difficult or unpleasant
a short delay that is allowed before an unpleasant obligation is fulfilled or a punishment is carried out
deference
behavior that shows you respect someone and are willing to accept his/her opinions or judgement
feign
to pretend
suffice
to be enough
suppress
to forcibly put an end to
to keep (something) a secret, to not allow people to know about or see (something)
to not allow yourself to feel, show or be affected by (an emotion)
to slow or stop growth, development, or normal functioning of
rebuke
to express sharp disapproval or criticism or someone because of his or her behavior or actions
decorous
socially proper, appropriate
conduit
a pipe or tube through which something passes
someone or something that is used as a way of sending something (such as information or money) from one place or person to another
voluptuous
giving pleasure to the senses
oppress
to control or rule in a harsh or cruel way
to make (someone) fell sad or worried for a long period of time
impassive
not showing emotion
indelible
not able to be forgotten or removed
making or leaving marks not easily erased
tacit
expressed without words or speech
understood or make known (as by an act or silence) though not actually expressed
glutton
a person who regularly eats and/or drinks to much
repress
to restrain (someone or something) by force
to hold in by self control
to prevent the natural or normal expression, activity, or development of
to shut out of consciousness
engender
to be the source of
collude
to work with others secretly, especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest
transmute
to change in form, nature, or substance, especially in to something higher
effulgent
shining brightly
radiating joy or goodness
assail
to violently attack with repeated thrusts or blows
(of an unpleasant feeling or sensation) to come on suddenly and strongly
to criticize strongly
consummate
to make (a marriage or romantic relationship) complete by having sex
to make (something) perfect or complete
solicitous
characterized by or showing interest or concer
ineffable
to great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
conflagration
a large disastrous fire
accost
to approach and speak to in a bold, challenging, or aggressive way
(to) abase (oneself)
to behave in a way that makes you seem lower or less deserving or respect
aggrieved
feeling anger at having been unfairly treated
having suffered unfair treatment
demure
(or a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy
not attracting a lot of attention
falsely reserved, modest, and shy; coy
contentious
causing or likely to cause an argument
(of a person) inclined to argue
sobriety
to state of not being drunk
the quality of being serious
importune
to be or urge so much as to be a nuisance
penace
voluntary self-punsishment inflicted as an outward expression of sorrow or remorse for having done wrong
pith (n), pithy (adj)
(n) the essence of something, the most important part
(adj) (of a language or style) concise but full of substance and meaning
din
a loud, unpleasant and prolonged noise