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Aycock Weeks 12-18
Terms in this set (70)
relating to or characteristic of an elegy; sorrowful.
producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile.
physical or mental weakness; illness.
a disease or ailment.
a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound; variation.
recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
a forcefully reproachful protest.
emit flashes of light; sparkle.
sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. doubtful.
comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared. comparable. parallel.
a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative. delegate.
intense happiness. the ability to find appropriate expression for one's thoughts. joy, suitability
(of a device or attack) designed to cause fires. flammable.
very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself. charitable.
sullen and ill-tempered. gloomy.
conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies. banter.
present, appearing, or found everywhere. universal. common.
accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character. honored. respected.
a person's face or facial expression. profile.
a formal, usually written, statement to be used as evidence.
digressing from subject to subject. rambling.
a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way. pun.
pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury). sham.
insert (something of a different nature) into something else. incorporate.
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words. brief.
a person's look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood.
conformity to facts; accuracy. truth.
using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humor. sarcastic.
cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations. astonish.
(n) a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest. (v) select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition).
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world. elegant. graceful.
run or jump about playfully. frolic.
liability or tendency to change. alteration.
(especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. developing.
(of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react. flustered. dumbfounded.
of or like a pedant. precise. exact.
feel or show fear or apprehension. cringe.
relating to or concerned with the art of rhetoric. expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress. stylistic. pompous.
expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner. enthusiastic.
silly and pointless.
having or showing the symptoms of a fever. flushed.
(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something. skeptical.
endless (often used hyperbolically)
not in a direct way; indirectly.
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. damaging.
grimly mocking or cynical. sarcastic.
a final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations.
make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body.
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage. intelligent.
ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; surrender
express disapproval of
extract (information) from various sources
render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. confuse.
a quality that evokes pity or sadness.
of or resembling the earliest ages in the history of the world. pre-historic.
health-giving; healthy. beneficial.
characterized by or showing interest or concern. mindful.
deprived of or lacking something, especially a non material asset. lacking. robbed of.
without charge; free.
the action of intervening on behalf of another.
a distinctive feature or characteristic, especially of the face. attribute.
(of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen. foreshadow. apprehension.
spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant. excessive.
extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length.
a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.
a person's face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features
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