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Block 7 DWil English Vocab

Block 7's quizlet to study for the vocab test in Mr. Wilson's class
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Ominous
1. portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious 2. having the significance of an omen.
Augury
1. the art orpractice of an augur; divination. 2. the rite or ceremony of an augur. 3. an omen, token, or indication.
Sediment
1. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs. 2. Geology. mineral or organic matter deposited by water, air, or ice.
Havoc
1. great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage. 2. to work havoc upon; devastate.
Funereal
1. of or suitable for a funeral. 2. mournful; gloomy; dismal
Apostolic
1. of or characteristic of an apostle. 2. Pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles. 3. derived from the apostles in regular succession. 4. of or pertaining to the pope; papal.
Prostrated
1. to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, or adoration. 2. to lay flat, as on the ground. 3. To throw down level with the ground. 4. to overthrow, overcome, or reduce to helplessness. 5. to reduce to physical weakness or exhaustion.
Shard
1. a fragment, esp. of broken earthenware. 2. Zoology. a. a scale. b. a shell, as of an egg or snail.
Baptistry
1. a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered. 2. (esp.in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
Pepper cress
any pungent plant belonging to the genus Lepidium, of the mustard family, used as a potherb or salad vegetable.
Valor
boldness or determination in facing great danger, esp. in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor.
Prudence
Careful, good judgement that allows someone to avoid danger or risk
Pontifical
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pontiff; papal. 2. pompous, dogmatic, or pretentious: to resent someone's pontifical manner. 3. (in the Western Church)a book containing the forms for the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies to be performed by bishops.
Obligatory
1. required as a matter of obligation; mandatory: A reply is desirable but not obligatory. 2. Incumbent or compulsory (usually fol. by on or upon) 3. Imposing moral or legal obligation; binding 4. creating or recording an obligation, as a document.
Stealthily
done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps.
Disemboweling
to remove the bowels or entrails from
Seduced
To lead away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct
Furtive
Characterized by stealth; surreptitious
Marginal
at the outer or lower limits; minimal for requirements; almost insufficient
Consummated
To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony
Hastened
to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry
Proprietress
a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something
Devastated
To lay waste; destroy
Solicitudes
an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness
Capon
A male chicken castrated when young to improve the quality of its flesh for food
Contraband
anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported
Manioc
A shrubby tropical American plant widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots
Geld
to castrate (an animal, esp. a horse).
Divination
the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means
Gestating
to carry in the womb during the period from conception to delivery
Bedecked
furnished with decorations
Scandalous
Causing scandal; shocking, Containing material damaging to reputation; defamatory- Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious; slanderous
Christened
used for the first time, named and dedicated ceremonially
Novice
A person new to a field or activity; a beginner, A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows
Saltpeter
A transparent white crystalline compound, KNO3, used to pickle meat and in the manufacture of pyrotechnics, explosives, matches, rocket propellants, and fertilizers
Conscription
Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft, A monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.
Mediator
One that mediates, especially one that reconciles differences between disputants
Cardsharp
a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
Accustomed
Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary. Being in the habit of. Having been adapted to the existing environment and conditions.
Superfluous
Being beyond what is required or sufficient, Being more than is needed, desired, or appropriate
Consecrated
declared or set apart as sacred, dedicated solemnly to a service or goal, made venerable; hallow
Formalized
given formal standing or endorsement to; make official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedure
Languid
Lacking energy or vitality; weak, Showing little or no spirit or animation, Lacking vigor or force; slow
Mother-of-pearl
The pearly internal layer of certain mollusk shells, used to make decorative objects
Organdy
A stiff transparent fabric of cotton or silk, used for trim, curtains, and light apparel
Scant
Adj. Existing or available in inadequate or barely sufficient amount, quantity, or degree; stinted in measure, not abundant.
Rigorous
Adj. severe or unbending; austere, harsh, stern; extremely strict
Enshrouding
Adj. Enveloping completely; to cover completely
Reproach
V. To object or cast up (a thing) to, or bring (up) against, a person as a fault. To upbraid, reprove, or rebuke (a person)
Predisposed
Adj. disposed or inclined beforehand; already liable or susceptible to a particular opinion, course of action, etc.
Destitute
Adj. Abandoned, forsaken, deserted; Forsaken, left friendless or helpless, forlorn.
Penury
N.The condition of being destitute; hardship, poverty, need. Dearth, deficiency, or want of something
Disembark(ed)
V.To go on shore from a ship; to land.
Demented
Adj. Out of one's mind, crazed, mad; infatuated. Affected with dementia.
Salvaged
Adj.Collected or saved from shipwreck, fire, etc.
Galleon
A kind of vessel, shorter but higher than the galley; a ship of war; the large vessels used by the Spaniards in carrying on trade with their American possessions; A great prize or catch
Conjectures
N.The interpretation of signs or omens; interpretation of dreams; divining; a conclusion as to coming events drawn from signs or omens; a forecast, a prognostication.
Mulatto
N. A person having one white and one black parent. Freq. more generally: a person of mixed race resembling a mulatto.
Papiamento
N. A Creole language based principally on Spanish and Portuguese
Cordovan
Adj. or N. Of or pertaining to Cordova; made of the leather there manufactured. A skin of this leather
Scapular
(adj.) of or pertaining to the shoulders or the scapula or scapulae; (n.) a loose, sleeveless monastic garment, hanging from the shoulders; two small pieces of woolen cloth, joined by strings passing over the shoulders, worn under the ordinary clothing as a badge of affiliation with a religious order, a token of devotion, etc; zoology :flat, triangular bone; ornithology :one of the scapular feathers
Spiritualist
(n.) an adherent of spiritualism; a person who is concerned with or insists on the spiritual side of things; (n.) the belief that the death communicate with the living as through a medium, or the practices/doctrines of those holding such a belief; a philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being
Novice
(n.) a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; a person who has been received into a religious order or congregation for a period of probation before taking vows; a person newly become a church member; a recent convert to Christianity; (n.) a person new to a field or activity, a beginner; a person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows
Marquetry
(n.) inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture
Scimitar
(n.) a curved, single-edged sword of Oriental origin
Rudimentary
(adj.) pertaining to rudiments or first principles; elementary; of the nature of a rudiment; undeveloped or vestigial, primitive; (adj.) being in the earliest stages of development; incipient; biology :imperfectly or incompletely developed
Resolute
(adj.) firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion; characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.
Authoritarian
(adj.) favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom; of or pertaining to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people; exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others; (n.) a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles
Aggravated
(adj.) characterized by some feature defined by law that enhances the crime, as the intention of the criminal or the special vulnerability of the victim; (v.) to make worse or more severe, intensify, as anything evil, disorderly, or troublesome; to annoy, irritate, exasperate; to cause to become irritated or inflamed
Blennorrhea
(n.) an excessive secretion and discharge of mucus; a mucous discharge, especially from the urethra or vagina (also called gonorrhea)
Arsenic
(n.) a grayish-white element having a metallic luster, vaporizing when heated, and forming poisonous compounds; arsenic trioxide; a mineral, the native element; (adj.) of or containing arsenic
Permanganate
(n.) a salt of permanganic acid, as potassium permanganate;
Seton
(n.) a thread or the like inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage or to guide subsequent passage of a tube; (n.) "Mother Seton" :first native-born to be canonized (1975), U.S. educator, social-welfare reformer, religious leader;
Fervor
(n.) great warmth and earnestness of feeling; intense heat; ardor, passion, zeal
Misbegotten:
(adj.) unlawfully or irregularly begotten; illegitimate (e.g. child); badly conceived, made, or carried out (e.g. plan)
Unsated
(adj.) Not having been satisfied
Serviceable
(adj.) 1. Capable of or being of service; useful 2. Capable of being used, worn cleaned, repaired 3. Wearing well, durable
Illusory
(adj.)1. Causing illusion; deceptive; misleading 2. Of the nature of an illusion; unreal
Rifle
(v.)To ransack and rob; search and rob; plunder or strip bare; to steal or take away
Indulge
(v.) To yield to an inclination or desire; to yield to, satisfy, gratify
Pretexts
(n.) 1.Something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse 2.The misleading appearance or behavior assumed with this intention
Improvised
(adj.) Made or said without previous preparation
Precipice
(n.) 1.A cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical or overhanging face 2. A situation of great peril
Phosphorescent
(adj.) Exhibiting phosphorescence (persistent emission of light following an exposure to and removal of incident radiation)
Intermittent
(adj.) 1.Stopping or ceasing for a time 2. Alternately functioning and not functioning or alternating functioning properly and improperly
Ephemeral
(adj.) Lasting a very short time; short-lived
Seigneur
(n.) A lord esp. a feudal lord (a man of rank)
Veranda
(n.) A large, open porch, usually roofed and partly enclosed, as by a railing, often extending across the front and sides of a house; gallery
Episcopal
(adj.) 1. Of or pertaining to a bishop 2. Based on or recognizing a governing order of bishops
Threshold
(n.) 1. the sill of a doorway 2. the entrance to a house or building 3. any place/ point of entering or beginning; the outset
Vestments
n. A garment or article of clothing, esp. one of the nature of a robe or gown; A garment worn by a priest or ecclesiastic on the occasion of some service or ceremony; a priestly robe; A right or privilege with which a person or body is invested or endowed
Acolyte
n. A person who attends a priest and performs subordinate duties, as assisting at the altar, lighting and bearing candles, etc; an attendant or assistant in some ceremony, operation, or the like; (also) a devoted follower or admirer; An animal or plant, or part of one, which appears subservient to another
Peremptory
adj. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative; imperious or dictatorial; positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc; that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc
Carousing
n. -the act of drinking freely and repeatedly adj. - that drinks off or up, drains, quaffs, swills
Preliminary
n. - An action, measure, statement, etc., that precedes another to which it is introductory or preparatory; A trial or contest used to select the best competitors for a more important event; adj. - Preceding and leading up to the main subject or business; introductory; preparatory; adv. - By way of introduction, in advance
Magistrate
n. - A civil officer charged with the administration of the law, a member of the executive government; A civil officer exercising local judicial power; a justice of the peace; The office or dignity of magistrate; magistracy; To domineer, or behave like a master
Anterior
adj. - Of place: Fore, more to the front; opposed to posterior; Of time and progress: Going before, preceding, former, earlier, prior
Incisions
n. - The action of cutting into something; esp. into some part of the body in surgery; A deep indentation or notch having the appearance of being produced by cutting, as in the margin of a leaf or of an insect's wing, etc; The loosening and removal of obstructive or viscid humours; Incisiveness, keenness of action or apprehension; The cutting down and deepening of its channel by a river; a channel so made
Perforations
n. - A hole made by boring, punching, or piercing; (in later use) esp. each of a row of small holes punched in a sheet of paper, etc., so that a part may be torn off easily; The formation of a hole passing completely through a structure, as the wall of the stomach or intestine; A small opening or orifice in a part of the body
Transverse
v. - To pass or lie athwart or across; to cross, traverse; To turn upside down or backwards; to overturn, turn topsy-turvy; adj. - Lying across; situated or lying crosswise or athwart; esp. situated or extending across the length of something; Of kindred: Collateral, as between brothers, cousins-german, etc; adv. - In a transverse direction or position; transversely, across, athwart
Lumbar
n. - A kind of ship; - An artery, nerve, vein or vertebra situated in the loin
Morass
n. - A wet swampy tract, a bog, a marsh; an area of very wet or muddy ground; a complicated or confused situation which it is difficult to escape from or make progress through; chiefly Caribbean the aquatic plant hornwort
Gastric
adj. - Of or pertaining to the stomach; situated in, performed by or in, the stomach; of the nature of a stomach; thin, clear, almost colourless fluid, of an acid nature, secreted by certain glands in the stomach, where it is the chief agent in the process of digestion.
Thoracic
adj. - Of, pertaining to, or contained in the thorax; pectoral; - Pertaining to, attached to, or forming part of the thorax (of an insect or crustacean); Having a thorax (as a distinguishing character); belonging to the Thoracica, a sub-order of cirripeds, in which the body consists of six thoracic segments, with a rudimentary abdomen; A medicine acting on the thorax; a pectoral
Stigma
n. - A mark made upon the skin by burning with a hot iron (rarely, by cutting or pricking), as a token of infamy or subjection; a brand
Persistence
The action or fact of persisting in a particular state, opinion, purpose, or course of action, esp. despite opposition, setback, or failure; the quality or virtue of being persistent; Continued or prolonged existence or occurrence; duration; continuance; The continuance of a sensation after the stimulus which caused it is removed.
Diuretics
adj. Having the quality of exciting (excessive) excretion or discharge of urine; of persons: Urinating excessively; A substance having the property of promoting excretion or evacuation of urine.
Pestilentia
carrying, producing, or tending to produce pestilence or epidemic disease, esp. bubonic plague; unhealthy; (of a disease) infectious, epidemic; of the nature of, symptomatic of, or relating to pestilence or epidemic disease, esp. bubonic plague. used against plague or pestilence; infected with plague or pestilence.
Clannish
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a clan; having the sympathies, prejudices, etc. of a clan; attached to one's own clan.
Oregano
More fully Mexican oregano. Any of several tropical American shrubs of the genus Lippia (family Verbenaceae), esp. L. graveolens; (also) the aromatic leaves of these shrubs, used as a seasoning; Any of various herbs of the genus Origanum (family Lamiaceae (Labiatae)), esp. O. vulgare (also called wild marjoram). Also: the aromatic leaves of these herbs, used as a seasoning.
Rustic
Adj. Of or pertaining to the country (as opposed to the town); found in the country; in names of plants, animals, insects, etc; of persons: Living in the country as opposed to the town; following country occupations; of peasant or agricultural stock or condition.
Inconceivable
That cannot be conceived or realized in the imagination; unthinkable, unimaginable, incredible. Often with exaggerative force for 'hardly credible', 'incalculable', 'extraordinary', of things which transcend common experience
Pastoral
A person or thing associated with spiritual care; a letter from a spiritual pastor; a person or thing associated with the tending of livestock; a literary work portraying rural life or the life of shepherds, esp. in an idealized or romantic form; a rural and idyllic scene or picture; with it. To play at being a shepherd or shepherdess.
Reprisals
(Without article or plural.) The act or practice of seizing by force the property (or persons) of subjects of another nation, in retaliation for loss or injury suffered from these or their countrymen; letters (or commission) of reprisal, an official warrant authorizing an aggrieved subject to exact forcible reparation from the subjects of another state; an act or instance of seizing property or persons belonging to another state by way of indemnity or recompense for loss sustained; the taking of a thing as a prize
Centenarian
of the age of a hundred years; Of or belonging to a centenary celebration; a person a hundred years old.
Matriarch
A woman who is the head of a family, household, or tribe; a woman having the status corresponding to that of a patriarch; a venerable old woman.
Prodigios
Of the nature of an omen; portentous; that causes wonder or amazement; marvellous, astonishing. Also in an unfavourable sense: appalling; expressing astonishment or dismay; of a person: exceptionally or precociously talented; unnatural, abnormal; freakish; of great size, extent, amount
Infusion
The action of pouring in (a liquid), or fact of being poured in; that which is poured in; the action of infusing some principle, quality, or idea, into the mind, soul, or heart; Infused temperament; character imparted by nature; the action of infusing or introducing a modifying element or new characteristic; an infused element, admixture, tincture
Absinthe
A highly alcoholic bitter aniseed-flavored spirit, usually green in colour, traditionally distilled from wine flavored with wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and other herbs, and served diluted with sugared water; the yellow-green colour of this spirit
Irreparable
Not reparable; that cannot be rectified, remedied, or made good; Incapable of being repaired
Succumbed
1. To bring down, bring low, overwhelm 2. To sink under pressure or give way to superior force, authority
Pernicious
1. Of a disease: extremely severe or harmful, life-threatening, fatal 2. Rapid, swift, nimble (Context)
Squalid
1. Naturally foul and repulsive by the presence of slime, mud, etc., and the absence of all cultivation or care 2. Foul through neglect or want of cleanliness; repulsively mean and filthy
Lyricism
1. Lyric character or style; the pursuit or eulogy of the same; (with pl.), a lyrical expression or characteristic. Occas. (after F. lyrisme), affectation of high-flown sentiment or poetic enthusiasm
Decrepit
1. (n) Of living beings (and their attributes): Wasted or worn out with old age, decayed and enfeebled with infirmities; old and feeble.
Lagoon
1. (n) An area of salt or brackish water separated from the sea by low sand-banks or a similar barrier. 2. (n) In Tuscany, the basin of a hot spring from which borax is obtained (context). 3. (v) To treat (by oxidation) in lagoons
Filched
1. To beat, strike. 2. To steal, esp. things of small value; to pilfer. Occas. in weaker sense: To take away surreptitiously.
Perplexed
1. Of a person: troubled by deep uncertainty, esp. because of a complicated or unexplained matter; confused, baffled, bewildered, confounded. Of a state, act, etc.: characterized by, or expressive of, such uncertainty. Formerly also: troubled; distressed, afflicted, tormented. 2. Of a situation, condition, etc.: complicated, confused, involved. Of language, an account, etc.: causing confusion, difficulty, or doubt because of its complexity; unnecessarily complicated or elaborate
Enigma
1. A short composition in prose or verse, in which something is described by intentionally obscure metaphors, in order to afford an exercise for the ingenuity of the reader or hearer in guessing what is meant; a riddle. 2. Something as puzzling as an unsolved problem.
Rigor
1. A sudden chill, esp. one accompanied with fits of shivering which immediately precedes certain fevers and inflammations
Untrammeled
Not limited or restricted; unrestrained
Diligence
1. Constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent application and endeavour; industry, assiduity. 2. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind
Improbable
not likely to be true; not easy to believe; unlikely
Accomplices
a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.
Oblique
1. Having a slanting direction or position; not vertical or horizontal; diverging from a straight line or course. 2. Neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given like or surface; slanting; sloping.
Impassively
(adj) 1. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved 2. Calm; serene 3. Unconscious; insensible 4. Not subject to suffering
Perplexity
(noun) 1. The state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty 2. Something that perplexes 3. A tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation
Imputed
(adj) estimated to have a certain cash value, although no money has been received or credited
Bewilderment
(noun) 1. Bewildered state 2. A confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions
Cynicism
(noun) 1. Cynical disposition, character, or belief 2. A cynical remark 3. Any of the doctrines or practices of the cynics
Feigned
(adj) 1. Pretended; sham; counterfeit 2. Assumed; fictitious 3. Disguised
Apparition
(noun) 1. A supernatural appearance of a person or thing 2. Anything that appears, esp. something remarkable or startling 3. An act of appearing; manifestation 4. The appearance or time when a comet, esp. a periodic one, is visible
Vestments
(noun) 1. A garment, esp. an outer garment 2. Attire; clothing 3. An official or ceremonial robe 4. One of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers during divine service and on other occasions; one of the garments worn by the celebrant, deacon, and subdeacon during the celebration of the Eucharist 5. Something that clothes or covers like a garment
Haggard
(adj) 1. Having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn 2. Wild; wild-looking 3. Untamed
Insolent
(adj) boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting (noun) an insolent person
Uplander
(noun) 1. Land elevated above other land 2. The higher ground of a region or district; an elevated region 3. Land or an area of land lying above the level where water flows or where flooding occurs
Utilitarian
(adj) 1. Pertaining to or consisting in utility 2. Having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty, ornamentation 3. Pertaining to or adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism (noun) an adherent of utilitarianism
Providential
(adj) 1. Pertaining to or resulting from divine providence 2. Opportune, fortunate, or lucky
Caftan
(noun) 1. A long garment having long sleeves and tied at the waist by a girdle, worn under a coat in the Middle East 2. A long, full, usually collarless robe with wide sleeves that is worn at home for lounging or entertaining or at the beach as a cover-up
Viscera
(noun) 1. The organs in the cavities of that body, esp. those in the abdominal cavity 2. (not scientifically) the intestines, bowels
Saracen
(noun) 1. A member of any of the nomadic tribes on the Syrian borders of the Roman Empire 2. An Arab 3. A Muslim, esp. In the period of the crusades
Shad
(noun) 1. A deep bodied herring of Europe and North America that migrates up streams to spawn, used for food 2. Any other fish of the genus or related genera 3. Any of several unrelated fishes
Brooches
a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
Lignum vitae
either of two tropical American trees, having very hard, heavy wood; the wood of such a tree, used for making pulley blocks, mallet heads, bearings, etc.
Tumult
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
Embers
a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire; the smoldering remains of a fire.
Devastation
the act of devastating; devastating-satirical, ironic, or caustic in an effective way
Stealth
secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure
Consummated
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
Barbarous
uncivilized; wild; savage; crude
Panopticon
a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.
Serenades
a complimentary performance of vocal or instrumental music in the open air at night
Absolved
to free from guilt or blame or their consequences
Quartering
the act of a person or thing that quarters; housing accommodations
Predisposed
to render subject, susceptible, or liable
Stolid
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
Encephalic
relating to, affecting, or situated in the brain
Attributed
regard something as being caused by (someone or something)
Hepatitis
a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.
Indignation
anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
Greenhorn
a person who is new to or inexperienced at a particular activity.
Hemorrhage
an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel, esp. when profuse; a damaging loss of valuable people or resources suffered by an organization, group, or country
Trepanation
the process of using a trepan, which is a tool for cutting shallow holes by removing a core; also, the process of ensaring or entrapping others
Quicklime
a white or grayish-white, odorless, lumpy , very slightly water soluble solid, CaO, that when combined with water forms calcium hydroxide, obtained from calcium carbonate, limestone, or oyster shells: used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements, in bleaching powder, and in te manufacture of steel, paper, glass, and various chemicals of calcium; a calcium compound for improving crops grown in soils deficient in lime
Houri
a beautiful young woman, esp. one of the virgin companions of the faithful in the Muslim Paradise.
Babylonic
pertaing to Babylon, or made there; as, Babylonic garments, carpets or hangings; tumultuous; disorderly
Garnishing
decorating or embellishing
Plantains
a low-growing plant that typically has a rosette of leaves and a slender green flower spike, widely growing as a weed in lawns; a banana containing high levels of starch and little sugar, harvested green and widely used as a cooked vegetable in the tropics.
Dismemberment
the process of being deprived of limbs; divided limb from limb; the process of dividing into parts or cut to pieces; the process of being reduced, reorganized or discontinued the services or parts of (a company, government agency etc.)
Dispersion
the action or process of distributing things or people over a wide area
Lucidity
ability to think clearly, esp. in the intervals between periods of confusion or insanity; expressed clearly; easy to understand;
Pommel
handgrip on a sadle
Disdain
look down on with scorn; contempt; Loathing; aversion; dislike
Consolation
the state of being comforted; Alleviation of sorrow or mental distress
Confidantes
female confidants
Resigned
give up, abandoned, surrendered
Delirious
wandering in mind, light headed, temporarily insane
Illustrious
shining, bright; Distinguished, eminent, renowned, famous
Clamorous
offensively loud
Profanation
the act of violating sacred things, or of treating them with contempt or irrelevence
Frock
a long habit with large open sleeves
Torment
great pain or suffering
Impertinence
the trait of being rude; disrespect
Ascertained
found out definitively; determined; understood
Meringuea
Caribbean style of dance music
Marginalin
at or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose
Cumbiana
a kind of dance music of Colombian origin, similar to salsa
Absolved
to free from guilt or blame
Guerilla
Used of independent armed resistance forces
Grandeur
The quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
Vigilance
state of being very watchful; watchfulness against danger or any action on the part of others; alertness or closeness of observation
Posthumous
occurring, arising, or continuing after death
Recourses
a person or thing resorted to for help or protection
Carcass
A framework or basic structure; anything from which life and power are gone
Idolaters
a worshiper of idols; person who is an immoderate admirer; devotee
Naught
nothing; worthless; useless; ruined
Haughty
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant
Reticence
The state or quality of being reluctant or restrained; unwillingness
Bawds
a woman who maintains a brothel; prostitute
Stolidity
emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity; The quality of not being easily stirred or moved mentally
Arnica
an ointment used in treating bruises
Missive
letter from a superior authority conveying a command, recommendation, or permission
Oblique
Having a slanting direction or position; not vertical or horizontal; diverging from a straight line or course
Reproach
A source or cause of disgrace or shame; a fact, matter, feature or quality bringing disgrace or discredit upon one
Reciprocal
interchangeable; complementary; opposing, contrary; inversely corresponding
Rancor
Deep-rooted and bitter ill feeling; resentment or animosity
Furtive
Done by stealth, secretive, sly, stealthy
Indignant
Moved by an emotion of anger mingled with scorn or contempt
Lucid
Clear in intellect; rational, sane
Complicity
The being an accomplice; partnership in an evil action
Delirium
disordered state of the mental faculties; wildly absurd thought or speech
Diminished
Made smaller, lessened; Lowered in importance, estimation, or power
Renown
widely known or celebrated
Penitential
characterized by penitence (Sorrow for sin, with desire to amend and atone)
Catheter
a tube used to drain urine from the bladder
Vitality
the principle of life; ability or capacity on the part of something of continuing to exist or to perform its functions
Hewn
To strike, or deal blows, with a cutting weapon