75 terms

mythology/totc vocab- harrington honors

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animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will or enmity that tends to display itself in action
indignant
expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust
blunderbuss
a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets or slugs at a close range
Bacchanalian
a festival in honor of Bacchus; a druken feast, orgy
ferret
to drive out; to discover
antipathy
a natural, basic, or habitual repungance
evincing
to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove
capitulation
the document containg the terms of a surrender
epoch
a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc
urchin
a mischevious boy; any small boy/youngster
sublime
elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.; impressing the mind with power
gamut
the entire scale or range
timorous
full of fear; fearful; timid
waistcoat
18th century garment that is similar to a man's vest
slovenly
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits
evanescence
to disappear gradually, vanish, fade away
goblet
a drinking glass with a foot & stem
detriment
loss, damage, disadvantage
brood
to think about, or worry for a long time
emiciated
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh
doleful
sorrowful, mounrful, melancholy
foist
to force upon or impose fradulently or unjustifiably
tact
a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations
crestfallen
dejected, dispirited, discouraged
mince
to cut or chop into small pieces
irresolute
doubt, inform of purpose
barrister
a lawyer who is a member of one of the Inns at a court and who has the privilege of pleading in the higher court
fervent
displaying a passionate intensity
incorrigible
not able to be improved, corrected, or reformed
balustrade
a railing with supporting closely spaced supports
supposition
the act of assuming something as for the sake of arguement or as a proposition or theory
scruple
a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain amounts
snuff
a smell, scent, or odor, usually of tobacco
morose
sullen and ill
ostentatious
characterized by vulgur or pretentious display, assigned to impress or attract notice
patronage
the regular business given to a store, etc. by a person or group, a sponsor
flambeau
a flaming torch
escutcheon
a sheild or sheildlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted
Monseigneur
the French title of honor given to princes, bishops and other persons of eminence
billet
lodging for a soldier, student, etc. as in a private home or non-military building
squalid
foul & repulsive, as from lack of care/cleanliness
offal
the parts of a butchered animal taht are considered inedible by human beings
modicum
a moderate or small amount
discernible
distinguishable, capable of being recognized
sagacity
acuteness of mental discernment and soundess of judgement
lethargy
the quality or state of being drowsy, or dull, listeless and unenergetic; indifferent/lazy
garret
an attic, usually a small, wretched one
parchment
a stiff, off-white paper; or the skin of sheep/goats used for a writing surface
florid
reddish, rosy, ornate
convivial
friendly, agreeable; fond of feasting, drinking and merry company
amiable
having/showing pleasant, good natured personal qualities, friendly
consignment
the act of handing over or delivering formally or officially
gradations
any process or change taking place through a series of stages by degrees or in a gradual manner
languish
to be, or become weak or feeble, droop, fade
culinary
of, pertaining to, or used in cooking or the kitchen
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the sonscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain
affidavit
a written declaration upon oath before authorized official
traverse
to pass through or move over along or through
obsequious
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference
talisman
an amulet or charm, a good luck charm
condescend
to descend to a less formal or dignified level; to assume an air of supericrity
cauldron
a large kettle or boiler
atrocious
extremely wicked, brutal, or curel; barbaric; horrifying
infallibly
incapable of error
wayfarer
a traveler espcially on foot
steadfastly
firmly fixed in place; immovable; firm in belief; determination, or adherence
precipice
a very steep or overhanging place; brink
chaste
innocent; pure in thought and act; modest
wretchedness
the state of being deeply afflicted, dejected or distressed in body or mind
roistering
the act of noisy revelry or swaggering
abash
to embarrass; to destroy the self-confidence of
ignobly
of low birht or common origin, characterized by baseness, lowness or meanness
buckler
a small round cheild held by a handle at arm's lenghth, one that shelids and protects
servile
of or benefitting a slave or menial position; suberservient; meanly or cravenly submissive
kindred
a group of related individuals; one's relatives; family relationship