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21 terms

TKAM Vocab questions

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rudiment
(n) first principle or fundamental of a subject to be learned.
peril
(n) danger
apoplectic
(adj) liable to apoplexy, a sudden paralysis with total or partial loss of consciousness and sensation.
livid
(adj) pale; grayish-blue
philippic
(n) verbal denunciation characterized by invective
umbrage
(n) offense
interdict
(n) an official prohibition or restraint
reconnaissance
(n) examination or survey
altercation
(n) quarrel
ecclesiastical
(adj) having to do with a church
impedimenta
(n. plural) baggage or equipment especially things that hinder progress; encumbrances
qualm
(n)painful feeling of uneasiness arising from a consciousness that one may be acting wrongly; twinge of conscience
obliquely
(adverb) indirectly; not in a straightforward manner
caste
(adj) making class distinctions based on birth, wealth, etc.
speculations
(n) thoughts or conjectures
penitentiary
(n) prison (for persons convicted of serious crimes)
manacles
(n) handcuffs
infallible
(adj) incapable of error; never wrong
fortitude
(n) the strength or courage to endure misfortune or pain patiently and calmly
tranquil
(adj) calm, quiet, peaceful, placid
facade
(n) the front of a building or the front of anything; often used with the implication of an imposing appearance concealing something inferior.