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32 terms

R&J 1

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amble
v. to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter; n. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace
beneficence
n. The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial; a charitable act or gift
brawl
n. a noisy quarrel, a bubbling or roaring noise; v. to quarrel angrily and noisily, to make a bubbling or roaring noise
broach
n. a spit for roasting meat; a brooch; v. to mention or suggest for the first time; to tap or pierce; to draw (beer, liquor, etc.)
canker
n. a gangrenous sore (esp. in the mouth); a defined area of diseased tissue; something that corrodes, destructs, or irritates; v. to infect with canker, to corrupt, or destroy slowly
chaos
n. a state of utter confusion or disorder; any confused, disorderly mass
collier
n. a ship for carrying coal; a coal miner
consent
v. to permit, approve, or agree; n. permission, approval, or agreement; agreement in sentiment, opinion
courtier
n. a person who seeks favor by flattery, charm, etc.; an attendant at a sovereign's court
discrete
adj. apart or detached from others; consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts
esteem
n. favorable opinion or judgment; respect or regard; v.to regard as, consider; to regard with respect; prize
fray
n. a fight or skirmish; a noisy brawl; a competition (esp. sports); v. to ravel out (as cloth); to wear by rubbing; to frighten or fight
gall
n. something bitter or severe; something very vexing or irritating; Outrageous insolence; v. to be or become chafed
giddy
adj. affected with or causing dizziness; frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive
heretic
n. a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church; anyone who does not conform to an established attitude
importune
v. to make improper advances toward (a person); to beg for (something) urgently or persistently
lusty
adj. full of or characterized by healthy vigor; merry, joyous; lecherous
mar
v. to disfigure, deface, or scar; impair or spoil
masque
n. a masquerade; masked ball, revel; a form of entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, consisting of pantomime and dancing
nuptial
adj. of or pertaining to marriage
partisan
n. an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause; a member of a party of troops engaged in harassing an enemy (military); adj. pertaining to either of the above; a shafted weapon from the 16th and 17th centuries with a long spear blade
portentous
adj. ominously significant or indicative; marvelous, amazing; marked by pompousness
profane
adj. common or vulgar; unholy, heathen; characterized by irreverence or contempt for sacred principles; v. to employ basely or unworthily
prolixity
n. long-windedness, an excess of words
propagate
v. to reproduce; to cause to increase in number or amount; to make widely known, publicize
scant
adj. barely sufficient in amount or quantity; v. to give an inadequate portion to; to limit; to treat neglectfully
tithe
n. any tax or the like; the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God; a tenth or any indefinitely small part of anything; v. to pay or exact a tithe
transgression
n. violation of a law, command, etc., sin; the exceeding of due bounds or limits
vanity
n. excessive pride in one's appearance, achievements, etc.; something worthless, trivial, or pointless; a bathroom cabinet that encloses a basin
visage
n. the face, usually with reference to shape, expression, etc.; aspect
wield
v. to exercise power, authority, etc.; handle or employ actively, esp. a weapon;
woe
n. grievous distress, affliction, or trouble