"The Kiss" by Kate Chopin
Terms in this set (48)
not pleasing or appealing to look at
sly or cunning intelligence: He used all his guile and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in.
enthusiastic or passionate: an ardent baseball fan
closely acquainted; familiar, close: intimate friends
attempted to find (something): they came here to seek shelter from biting winter winds.
in a persistent manner; continuously: Prices have remained persistently high.
used to emphasize a strong desire to do or have something: Original illustrations are eagerly sought by collectors.
anxious or unsettled; upset: She didn't seem perturbed about the noises around her.
sending out light; shining or glowing brightly: a bird with radiant green and red plumage
showing gentleness and concern or sympathy: He was being so kind and tender.
burn slowly with smoke but no flame: The bonfire still smouldered, the smoke drifting over the paddock.
not shining brightly or clearly
affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully: Weariness overtook him and he retired to bed.
the state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant: He is too good a player to slide into obscurity.
very enthusiastically or passionately: Both men ardently supported the war.
keep from sight; hide: A line of sand dunes concealed the distant sea.
mix or cause to mix together: The sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs.
a long passage in a building from which doors lead into rooms
develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame: She blushed at the unexpected compliment.
having one's feelings and expression under control; calm
in an inactive or lazy way: I can no longer stand idly by and let him take the blame.
a smooth, glossy fabric, typically of silk
a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels: his traveling companion
having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned: They all seemed indifferent rather than angry.
busy and active: tasks that kept her occupied for the remainder of the afternoon
talking in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect
interpret (something or someone) wrongly
make (someone) troubled or nervous
gradually spread through or over: Her cheeks were suffused with color.
say something in a solemn and emphatic manner
to a certain or significant extent or degree: She's been behaving rather strangely.
too small or unimportant to be worth consideration: The amount required was insignificant.
a group of people attending or surrounding an important person: an entourage of bodyguards
walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction: He strode across the road.
a thing intended; an aim or plan: She was full of good intentions.
lasting for a long time or slow to end: There are still some lingering doubts in my mind.
showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect: She hated the insolent tone of his voice.
open resistance; bold disobedience: The demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings.
speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words
grasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly: He stood clutching a microphone.
causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience: He had put her in a very awkward situation.
an unfortunate incident; a mishap: an expensive misadventure in financial services
the quality of being open, honest, and direct in speech or writing: Lisa spoke with disarming frankness about the accident.
charming and attractive: Sophie had a sunny personality that was very engaging.
appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity: an undignified exit
wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate: So you think I'm a spy? How absurd!
quick to understand, learn, and devise or apply ideas; intelligent: How clever of him to think of this!
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