Vocab #6 - book II ch. 6-8

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Baleful
adj
malignant (harmful, infectious, malevolent)
Bellicose
adj
warlike
Defamation
n
Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another
Fastidious
adj
difficult to please
Fervent
adj
ardent (enthusiatic) in feeling
Heresy
n
an opinion or doctrine subversive (degrading, eroding) of settles beliefs or accepted principles
Hiatus
n
a break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting
Judicious
adj
prudent
Lethargy
n
prolonged sluggishness of body or mind
Licentious
adj
wanton (promiscuous)
Neophyte
adj
having the character of a beginner
Paragon
n
a model of excellence
Parable
n
a brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral
Raillery
n
good-humored satire (the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues)
Tantalize
v
to tease
Shrewd
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence, clever
Vista
the visual percept of a region, view
Congenial
pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
Languishing
wasting away, becoming weak, lacking energy or strength, sadness
Paupers
a person who is very poor, especially one dependent upon public charity
Staid
unemotional; serious, characterized by dignity and propriety
Purported
rumored; claimed, alleged
Traversed
moved over, across, or through
Vigilance
alert attention, watchfulness
Innately
Inborn, existing from birth, always present, naturally
Trifles
unimportant things
Malice
the quality of threatening evil, harm
Meekness
a disposition to be patient and long suffering, the feeling of patient submissive humbleness
Affidavit
written declaration made under oath, a sworn written statement
Imputation
charge, esp. an unjust or false charge; insinuation; accusation
Trebly
three times as much, Triply.
Exalted
of high moral or intellectual value, overjoyed with excitement; raised in status or rank; elevated in style or tone
Retributive
done as a penalty or punishment
Compunction
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed), A feeling of uneasiness or anxiety caused by guilt
Fidelity
..., faithfulness; loyalty
Placidity
..., calmness, serenity, complacency, tranquility, a disposition free from stress or emotion
Zealous
..., enthusiastic, marked by active interest and enthusiasm
Suppression
..., forceful prevention, (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires, holding back or restraining
Monotonously
..., boringly repetitive, going in same tone without variation, lacking in variety
Albeit
..., although
Contrivances
..., deceitful schemes cleverly designed to conceal or evade, devices, tools
Vivacity
..., liveliness; animation; sprightliness
Teems
..., to be full of things, overflows
Spectral
..., ghostly
Solitude
..., a disposition toward being alone; social isolation
Whims
..., Impulsive or irrational thoughts, sudden wishes, desires, or changes of mind
Incessant
..., unceasing
Stipulations
..., terms or conditions of an agreement
Typified
..., distinguished by, to serve as a typical example of
Emulative
..., striving to equal or surpass, imitative, copying
Chaste
..., morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse), pure and simple in design or style
Lacquey
..., a uniformed manservant
Escutcheon
..., shield-shaped surface on which coat of arms is placed
Perforce
..., by necessity
Sumptuous
..., rich and superior in quality
Matrimonial
..., of or relating to the state of marriage
Conduced
..., led or contributed to a specific result
Destitute
..., poor enough to need help from others
Brazen
..., shameless, impudent; made of brass, excessively bold, brash
Ecclesiastics
..., members of the clergy
Foisted
..., something given to you whether you want it or not; forced onto another
Babble
..., to talk foolishly gibberish
Exemplary
..., serving to warn, worthy of imitation, being or serving as an illustration of a type
Leprosy
..., a skin and nerve disease that causes open sores on the body
Cataleptic
..., of a state of temporary unconsciousness and muscle rigidity, in a frozen, trancelike state
Dervishes
..., members of Muslim groups dedicated to a life of poverty and chastity,
Ascertained
..., discovering, making certain and exact
Gallant
..., having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight
Pendent
..., during, hanging, suspended
Fetters
..., chains, restraints, shackles
Brocade
..., thick heavy expensive fabric with a raised pattern
Episcopal
Refers to the system of church government which is overseen by bishops, overseen by bishops or "overseers"
Abject
..., most unfortunate or miserable, miserable, submissive
Affably
..., in a friendly, cordial manner
Haughty
..., having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Patrician
..., a person of refined upbringing and manners, aristocrat
Maimed
..., having a part of the body crippled or disabled, badly injured
Valet
..., a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
Bridles
..., the straps, bits, and reins put over horses' heads
Deigning
..., to condescend or lower oneself to pay attention, lower oneself to another's level
Grovelling
..., totally submissive, to beg, plead, or flatter with great humility
Brigand
..., an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
Contemptuous
..., scornful, hatred, contempt
Prevalent
..., widespread; generally accepted
Dejected
..., downcast or sad; depressed, low spirits
Postilions
..., riders who ride near the lead horses of a coach to guide them
Fagged
..., drained of energy or effectiveness, exhausted
Cinderous
..., a partially burned piece of coal, burned
Tannery
..., workplace where skins and hides are tanned, leather made
Heralded
..., publicly announced
Courier
..., a person who carries a message
Propitiate
..., make peace with, appease
Spectre
..., a ghostly appearing figure, a mental representation of some haunting experience, ghost
Felicitously
..., pleasantly or agreeably
Vermin
..., an irritating or obnoxious person, any of various small animals or insects that are pests
Flambeau
..., a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
Gossamer
sheer; very light; like cobwebs;
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