Vocab List #5
Terms in this set (25)
disguise or conceal
She smiled, dissembling her true emotion.
anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
He felt sick with apprehension.
the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
He always behaved with the utmost propriety.
a person who does not belong to a widely held religion
He wasn't one to believe in things he could not see, so he was named a heathen.
deal or trade in something illegal.
The criminals trafficked, so they went to jail.
a thing that causes disgust or hatred.
The terrorist attack was an abomination.
a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
He went through a harsh conviction before he went to jail.
the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
I found my hope and trust in providence.
a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.
I let the manager know my grievances before I quit.
having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
The criticism was both vindictive and rude.
too large or too small in comparison with something else
Her head was disproportionate to the rest of his body.
a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm
The well led into a deep abyss.
(of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently.
The crowd clamored with loud protests.
an indication or hint.
I finally got the intimation, so now I understand what is going on.
prepared to obey others unquestioningly
I was subservient to my parents when they told me to clean my room.
in a way that suggests the presence of danger; threateningly.
A helicopter hovered menacingly overhead.
the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation; slander.
She made a calumny towards me because she was mad at me.
a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something
I have a predilection for salad.
a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.
She was a sport fanatic.
(of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgment or settlement.
The board has the power to arbitrate in disputes.
find (something) out for certain; make sure of
We made an attempt to ascertain the cause of the accident.
feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
He was indignant at being the object of suspicion.
immoral or grossly unfair behavior.
There has been an iniquity in the workplace.
(especially of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy.
Her new outfit for the party was immaculate.
impossible to understand.
The language she was speaking in was unintelligible for me.