"Legend" Vocabulary Terms
Terms in this set (30)
Fragments, especially of broken earthenware or glass and usually with sharp edges
Direct perception of the truth independent of any reasoning process; a keen and quick insight; a "gut feeling"
Secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure or movement
The outline or general shape of something; a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object
A sudden feeling of mental or emotional distress or longing (i.e. desire)
A striking or notable deed or feat; a spirited or heroic act
Without purpose or direction
To make wrinkles in the face. N.B. As a noun, the word has a completely different meaning.
Sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand (a scolding)
To save or rescue goods or property from fire, shipwreck, or disposal as trash
To take or gather (something usable) from discarded material
To stop, as at an obstacle, or to hesitate and refuse to proceed or to do something specified
A large retail store, especially one selling a great variety of articles
To remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected as if from reluctance to leave
An offensive smell or odor; stink
Having an extremely bad reputation; well known for negative reasons
Delicate or faint and mysterious; difficult to perceive
A feeling of contempt for anything regarded as unworthy; haughty contempt; scorn
Distrusting or disparaging of the motives of others or of the sincerity of others; bitterly or sneeringly distrustful; contemptuous; pessimistic
Capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt; open to moral attack, criticism, temptation
To spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line; to arrange in a position of readiness; to move strategically or appropriately
Not capable of being understood
Extravagant and often wasteful
Extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, or force; wonderful or marvelous
N.B. This adjective comes from the noun, prosthesis, which is an artificial body part such as a mechanical arm or leg. As an adjective it means artificial; created by a device used to replace a missing body part.
Decorated as with ornaments
Having its original purity, uncorrupted, unsullied. As used here: perfect or without flaw or error.
The handle of a sword, dagger or any weapon or tool
Wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; chaos
A person who deserts a party or cause for another; a traitor; a revolutionary