Combo with GRE1-4 Combo : The Hit Parade
Terms in this set (34)
an expression of praise
excessive praise; intense adoration
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others;
Wanting to PLEASE others
-I can be too complaisant and considerate at times.
Contented to a fault; overly CONTENT
-Years of success made him complacent.
elegy vs eulogy
Elegy: a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
Eulogy: spoken or written high praise.
Greek: Eu-well of, logia-speak
soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh
1) to remove blame
Exculpate vindicate absolve acquit
2) to remove from reponsibility or duty
The commander exonerated him from his tasks
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
The world was flat was once a popular fallacy.
sad; sullen; melancholy
Sincere remorse and guilt. Seeking forgiveness
A contrite sinner
Penitent remorseful chastened
Refined elegant sophisticated in manner. Relating to being urban
without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic
taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
A culpable criminal is someone who you could indict.
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
A sordid affair
Sordid details of the murder
lethargic; sluggish; dormant
Extremely unlike a torpedo that is fast and full of power
A veracious witness gave a veracious account.
Veritable (intensifier; genuine)
A veritable signature
to defame and abuse harshly
Turn someone into a villain
coming into being; in early developmental stages
a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
Unfortunately dad can be a little obtuse at times
troubling; burdensome, difficult, require hard labor
One person doing it alone is not fair, becomes burdensome.
Ben finds household duties and filling out forms to be onerous tasks.
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
(n) Speech too pompous for an occasion
a harsh denunciation
pointlessly talkative; talking too much
given to intense or excessive devotion
marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness
to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity
Assuage appease. Allay abate alleviate
the parading of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules
pervade vs pervasive
Pervade: v. to spread throughout, to affect strongly
I was pervaded with fear walking through the cemetary at night.
Pervasive: adj. tending to pervade
pervade vs invade
Pervade: become spread throughout e.g air
Invade: enter forcefully, intrude