Am Lit Terms #1 HHS
Terms in this set (57)
To be of use to; profit; advantage.
Uncivilized; wild; crude.
To exchange by the use of commodities rather than money.
Desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness.
A stand or enclosure of wood or nonmagnetic metal for supporting a house or compass.
A great misfortune or disaster, such as a flood or serious injury.
An article of trade or commerce , especially as distinguished from a service.
To form an idea of.
The way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition; the physical character of the body as to strength, health.
To seek advice or information from.
To plan with ingenuity; devise; invent.
A pair of consecutive rhyming lines.
To consider or examine in speech or writing.
Sorrowful; mournful; melancholy.
To occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb.
Earnest request or petition.
A stove; warm room.
The act of presenting to view; display; writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain.
The extreme or terminal point, limit, or part of something; a limb of the body.
Unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion.
Flagrant; outrageous; atrocious.
The perfume or smoke arising from such a substance when burned; homage or adulation.
Readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain.
To settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties.
Great mental or emotional stress; extreme unhappiness.
To soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
Recital of events, esp. in chronological order.
Having great authority, or power.
To burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints.
Elaborately or sumptuously adorned, often excessively or showily so.
A short treatise or essay, generally a controversial tract.
A person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, esp. a regular one, of a store, hotel or the like.
To become aware of, know or identify by the means of the senses.
Exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger.
To steal, esp. in small quantities.
Belief of reasonable grounds or probable evidence.
To obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means.
Proper relation between things and parts; relative size or extent.
The ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure.
The foreseeing care and guidance of god or nature over the creatures of the earth.
A supply or stock of something provided; clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc.
Caution with regard to practical manners; discretion.
A person who is strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so.
To fill with strong emotion, esp. joy; to seize and carry off by force.
To buy or pay off; clear by payment.
To reject as having no authority or binding force.
To lie or keep in hiding as for some evil reason.
A monarch, king, queen, or some other supreme ruler.
Firm, strict, or uncompromising.
Help; relief; aide; assistance.
Adequate for the purpose; enough.
Various or diverse.
To support, hold, or bear up, from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
Food or provision for human beings.
To increase in extent, quantity, intensity, power; to grow or become.