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Siddhartha vocab

Siddhartha vocab
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sallow
of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion
contemplation
a long and thoughtful observation, thinking deeply
ardent
enthusiastic or passionate. Intensely emotional
avaricious
having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain
emanate
to come out from a source
discontent
dissatisfaction with the situation
transient
lasting only for a short period of time; impermanent
insatiable
impossible to satisfy
ascetic
Characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
disillusionment
a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be
contempt
the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn
inevitable
certain to happen; unavoidable
onerous
(adj.) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
respite
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
consolation
comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
essence
the fundamental nature of something; a defining feature; an extract of a substance
mortification
strong feelings of embarrassment
nirvana
The ultimate goal of all Buddhists, the extinction of desire and any sense of individual selfhood, resulting in liberation from samsara and its limiting conditions
abode
noun,A kind of clay used as a building material, typically in the form of sun dried bricks.
sojourns
noun, Temporary stay
astound
verb, surprise someone greatly
countenance
noun, a person's face or facial expression
demeanor
noun, outward behavior or bearing
reproach
verb, address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment
abate
Verb, to become less intense or widespread
abstain
verb, restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something
renounce
formally, declare ones abandonment of a (claim,right or possession)
irrefutably
adjective, impossible to deny or disprove
coherent
adjective, logical or consistent
unfathomable
adjective, incapable of being fully exposed or understood
relinquish
verb, voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
imperturbable
adjective, unable to be upset or excited: calm
nucleus
noun, the central and most important part of an objects, movement or group, forming the basis for its activity and growth
presume
verb, suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability
scorned
verb, feel or express contempt or derision for
diversity
the state or being diverse; variety
enthralled
verb, capture the fascinated attention of
fleeting
adjective, lasting for a very short time
illusive
adjective, based on or having the nature of an illusion
veil
noun, a piece of thin material to cover the face or head
condemn
verb, express complete disapproval of, typically in public; censure
ostracize
verb, exclude someone from a society or group
incidental
adjective, accompanying but not a major part of something
recourse
noun, a source of help in a difficult situation
subservient
adjective, prepared to obey other unquestioningly
courtesan
noun, a prostitute associated with a rich, powerful or upper-class man
piety
noun, the quality of being religious or relevant
endeavor
verb, try hard to do or achieve something
confer
grant or bestow( a title, degree,benefit or right)
knack
noun, an acquired or natural skill at performing a task
equanimity
noun, Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation.
lament
noun, a passionate express or grief
toiling
verb, work extremely hard or incessantly
elicit
Evoke or draw out (a response or fact) from someone by actions or questions: "their moves elicit exclamations of approval". verb
supple
adjective, bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible
transient
adjective, lasting only for a short time; impermanent
imperceptible
adjective,impossible to perceive
follies
noun, lack of good sense; foolishness
covetousness
noun, an envious eagerness to possess something
idleness
noun, having no employment
fervor
noun, intense and passionate feeling
formidable
adjective, inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
insipid
adjective, lacking flavor
tepid
only slightly warm: lukewarm
squandering
verb, Waste (something, esp. money or time) in a reckless and foolish mannerAllow (an opportunity) to pass or be lost.
engendered
verb, Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition.)
desolate
adjective, (of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness
exaltation
noun, a feeling or state of extreme happiness
ennui
noun,Listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
solace
noun, Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness
besmirched
verb, damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others
efface
verb, To erase a mark from a surface
consciousness
noun, the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings
incarnation
noun, A person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality
immersion
noun, The action of immersing someone or something in a liquid.
transitory
adjective, not permanent
permeate
verb, spread throughout(something) pervade
diligent
adjective, Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.
assiduous
adjective, Showing great care and perseverance
carousing
verb, drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way
gnawing
verb, bite at or nibble something persistently
rippling
verb, (of water) Form or flow with small waves on the surface
nuisance
noun, a person, thing, or circumstance causing inconvenience or annoyance
virtues
noun, behavior showing high moral standards
hindrance
noun, A thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone.
radiantly
brilliantly, in a bright or gleaming way
senile
adjective, (of a person) Having or showing the weaknesses or diseases of old age, esp. a loss of mental faculties
precocious
adjective, (of a child) Having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
pilgrimage
noun, Life viewed as a journey
pallid
adjective, (of a person's face) Pale, typically because of poor health
contemporary
adjective, living or occurring at the same time
pyre
noun,A heap of combustible material, esp. one for burning a corpse as part of a funeral ceremony.
Morsel
noun, A small piece or amount of food; A mouthful
Defiant
Adjective, Boldly resistant or challenging
Folly
Noun, The state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense
piety
noun,reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations: a prayer full of piety.
belatedly
adjective, coming or being after the customary, useful or expected time: belated birthday greetings
pious
adjective, having or showing appropriate respect or regard for parents or others.
contemporary
adjective, existing or occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time
fester
verb, to form pus; generate purulent matter; suppurate.