peter the great vocab list page 148-168

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discourage
To take away someone's enthusiasm or confidence.
familiarity
excessively informal behavior.
being known well.
dampened
to make something or someone less forceful or vigorous.
to make something damp.
degenerately
in a manner which shows a lack of normal good qualities.
having lost the good qualities you used to have.
reciept
receiving something.
written statement that money has been received.
reminiscent
reminding you of something.
suggesting something.
tedious
boring .
continuing for a long time without being interesting.
journeying
to travel.
to make a journey.
leisure
a time that is free from work, when you can do what you a like.
borrowed
to be lent something.
dispprovingly
in a manner which does not show approval.
have a low opinion of someone or something.
darting
to move quickly and suddenly.
dressing-gown
a loose garment worn over pajamas.
jumbled
to mix things up in confusion.
monologue
a long speech by one person
mumbling
to speak so that you are not easy to hear.
purposely
deliberately.
unannounced
without warming
underminded
to weaken something gradually.
to make a hollow or tunnel beneath something.
ranting
speaking in a loud and dramatic manner.
spares
to be merciful toward somebody.
not to harm a person or thing.
to treat something economically.
kidnap
to take somebody away and keep him pensioner until you get what you want.
rueful
sorrowful.
regretful.
chancery
an office where public records are kept.
displeasing
annoying.
interference
taking part in something that is not your concern.
face to face in a hostility.
getting in the way and preventing something being done.
martyr
someone who is killed or suffers because of his beliefs.
courier
a special messenger.
employ to guide and help holidays makers, especially abroad.
investigate
to find out as much as you can about something especially about a crime.
wrung
to twist something and squeeze it tightly.
to get water out of something by wringing it.
coaxed
to persuade somebody gently or patiently.
obying
to do what you are told to do.
confidants
someone to whom you tell your secrets.
defying
to say or show that you will not obey.
to challenge.
to prevent something being done.
ex-wife
a woman who used to be your wife.
harbored
to give shelter to someone or something.
to keep something in your mind.
desiring
to want something very much.
verdict
the decision made by judge or jury.
withholding
to refuse give something to somebody.
compassionate
filled with pity and mercy.
demonstrating
to show.
to take part in demonstration.
gale
a very strong wind.
justifying
to show that something is fair, reasonable, or acceptable.
scandalous
to do with unkind gossip.
virtues
a particular trait of goodness.
goodness or excellence.
coupled
to join things together.
flourishing
to grow strong so as to be successful.
to wave something around.
hypocritical
contradictory.
pretending to be more virtuous than you are.
pauses
to make a short stop for a while, especially in speech.
sighs
to make a sound by breathing out heavily when you are sad, tired, relieved, etc.;
unpleaseantness
something that is not pleasant or nice.
profess
to claim to have a particular feeling.
to pretend.
tracked
to follow the marks left by a person or animal in order to find them.
to follow or observe something as it moves.
honesty
being fair.
not lying or cheating.
incorruptiblity
not taking bribes.
not being dishonest.
orations
a formal speech.
inconsolable
that which cannot be confirmed.
miniature
tiny.
copying something on a very small scale.
murmur
to grumble or complain in a low voice.
to make a low continuous sound.
to speak softly.
a low continuous sound.
softly spoken words.
on going
in progress.
Paralyzed
to make someone or something unable to move or carry on.
to affect somebody with paralysis.
prevails
to be usual.
to command or control.
to be victorious.
unshaven
having not shaved.
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