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58 terms

Midterm English

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methodical
orderly; systematic
scruple
Feeling uneasy about doing things that are wrong; guilt
unpretentious
Making no claims to being important; simple & modest
cataleptic
having no response to anything
preclude
to make impossible; prohibit or restrain
Repugnance
Intense disgust
Diverting
to change, as attention; to entertain
Contraband
illegal; prohibited by law
Infirmity
Weakness or ailment
Haggard
having a worn and tired look; weakened
Doggedness
Persistent; stubborn
Zealous
enthusiastic; passionate
Impunity
Protection against punishment; exemption
Infallibility
Not capable of mistakes; reliability
Palpable
capability of being felt or touched
Reciprocal
Mutual; share; interchangable
Compulsory
of utmost importance; required; mandatory; obligatory
Obstinate
Not easily controlled or overcome; relentless
Relent
to soften, become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving; to give in
Usurpers
People who illegally take power;
Deftly
Skillfully; in a quick and sure way
procure
to obtain
Moor
Tract of land
Retort
to answer in a sharp, quick way; a counterargument
Rawboned
thin or very lean
roan
reddish-brown
tether
to confine an animal by tying it or constraining it
impartial
showing no favoritism; fair
pandemonium
wild uproar
Languid
lacking energy
Retribution
deserved punishment
Supplication
prayer for help; invocation
disdainful
showing scorn for something of someone regarded as unworthy
ricocheted
bounce off
discern
to see clearly
imminent
about to happen
unscathed
unharmed
explicit
exact and definite
insolent
so rude or proud as to be offensive
concession
something granted; yeilded
integrity
honesty and goodness
careen
to move from side to side in an uncontrolled manner; sway
assiduous
careful and attentive
Incredulity
Great disbelief
imperious
bossy, overbearing, arrogant
inconspicuous
hidden, unnoticeable
perceptible
noticeable, recognizable
impelled
driven or urged
suffuse
to spread through or fill
obscurity
uncertainty;anonymity; being of no particular interest and going unnoticed
tangible
material; capable of being touched
pommel
the rounded, front part of a saddle
implore
beg
benefactor
patron, supporter, sponser
emanate
to come from; to flow forth
duly
rightfully; suitably
sultrier
more hot and humid
paragon
model of excellence or perfection of a kind