Vocabulary Quarter 3 Lit Comp
Terms in this set (41)
the direct opposite (usually followed by of or to):
an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.
the condition of not being reverenced, venerated, respected, etc.
physical beauty; comeliness.
subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion:
an arbitrary decision.
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat.
any tyrant or oppressor.
a gentle, mild breeze.
any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn, etc.
pertaining to the nature of idiosyncrasy, or something peculiar to an individual:
having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty, ornamentation, etc.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
to confront boldly:
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.
to give up resistance:
compulsion by threat or force; coercion; constraint.
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to):
known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric:
a person or thing that ruins or spoils:
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant:
lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly:
lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale:
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: & reddish; ruddy:
a highest point or state; culmination.
the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair.
of, relating to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
1. a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates, etc
2. a meeting of party members within a legislative body to select leaders and
to hold or meet in a caucus.
1. to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate: to dispel the dense fog.
2. to cause to vanish; alleviate: to dispel her fears.
1.lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory (the ephemeral joys of childhood)
2.lasting but one day (an ephemeral flower)
anything short-lived, as certain insects.
.Law. a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed to do a particular act or to refrain from doing aparticular act
3. a command; order; admonition (the injunctions of the Lord)
1.a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference (a predilection for Bach)
1.an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
2.good fortune; luck
1.of, pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by altruistic concern for human
welfare and advancement, usuallymanifested by donations of money, property, or
work to needy persons, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes;
1.a beginner or novice:
2.a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever;
1.given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free;voluntary.
2.being without apparent reason, cause, or justification; a gratuitous insult
1.to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling,etc.);
2.to embitter the feelings of (a person); irritate; exasperate.
1.having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods;prosperous; rich
2.abounding in anything; abundant
1.derived from or guided by experience or experiment; provable or verifiable by
experience or experiment.
1.negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty, business, etc.