vocab quiz solomon 51-end
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serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
shocking with surprise, astonishing
lack of respect or seriousness
(a flippant remark)
attack as false or wrong
not disposed or willing to believe
suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; offensive
a lack of energy and enthusiasm.
to spread in every direction; to scatter; to waste
murdering an infant
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
a prostitute, especially one with wealthy or upper-class clients.
a strong solution, used for washing or cleansing.
to confuse or make someone unable to think clearly
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
the action of asking or begging for something humbly.
a tiny piece of anything; a minute body or cell in an organism
occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
in an unambiguous manner, very clearly
moral corruption; wickedness.
Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
extremely sharp or intense
in a quiet and tranquil manner
to make worse; to annoy persistently
nearness in space, time, or relationship
drawn or attracted to something; move toward something
a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful) (noun)
making gestures while speaking
teasing or making fun of in a playful, good-natured way
severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
(acts of physical asceticism)
infected with bacteria; sewage
(n.) uncertainty; a lack of definitiveness
lack of genuineness; falseness
tool used for gripping and pulling things (think pinchers); the claws of crustaceans
completely enclosed or swallowed up
a literary assistant, in particular one who copies manuscripts. (n)
a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
a loose dressing gown for women
done by secretive means
("the letter assuaged the fears of most members")
failing to keep in mind
unpleasantly loud and harsh
close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered, final
a church house provided for a member of the clergy.
watery (full of rheum; watery)
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose
a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area
the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
bluntly or abruptly rejected
an arrangement of steps that allows people but not animals to climb over a fence or wall.
a vertical piece in the frame of a paneled door or sash window.
lively and noisy festivities, often with alcohol
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