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10 terms

AOR English IV H #10

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malefactor
noun one who does ill toward another; someone who has committed an offense against the law
wangle
verb to bring about, accomplish or obtain by scheming or underhanded methods
hitherto
adverb until this time
tyranny
noun unrestrained, oppressive power; absolute, often cruel power
deranged
adjective generic psychiatric term for a mental state involving a loss of contact with reality: insane, disarranged
annihilate
verb destroy, wipe out; to reduce to utter ruin or non-existence
intercourse
noun interactions or communications between persons or groups
quintessence
noun the pure essence of something; the perfect type or most typical instance
quagmire
noun a difficult or precarious situation from which extrication is almost impossible
promontory
noun a high point of land or rock overlooking or projecting above surrounding areas (a cliff or mountain peak)