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Vocab Test 4 Semester 2
Terms in this set (46)
(They shouldered their burdens. The burden of his views were easily found by reading the abstract.)
(She walked forward burdened with a wooden box.)
n. a load, especially a heavy one; the main theme or gist of a speech, book , or argument
v. load heavily; weigh down
(His mercurial temperament scared off many.)
(The mercurials are used only as a last resort medication)
adj. (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind; of the element mercury; of the planet Mercury
n. a drug or other compound containing mercury
(The mean set off in fear and trepidation.)
n. a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen; trembling motion
(An undercurrent of anger and discontent coursed throughout the room after the shocking announcement)
(There are dangerous undercurrents in the cove so please don't be tempted to swim)
n. an underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly; a current of water below the surface, moving in a different direction from any surface current.
(He would simonize his vehicles every weekend to make sure they were in pristine condition)
v. polish (a motor vehicle), especially with wax
(She had been so enthralled by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the cold)
v. capture the fascinated attention of
(Percy is a pompous ass who pretends he knows everything)
adj. affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, or self-important.
(He indignantly rejected the claim as he was not even in the building when the book was stolen)
adv. in a manner indicating anger or annoyance at something perceived as unfair
(He was insinuating that she had slept her way to the top)
(She seemed to be taking over, insinuating herself into the family)
(The bugs insinuate themselves between one's skin and clothes)
v. suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way; maneuver oneself into (a position of favor or office) by subtle manipulation;slide (oneself or a thing) slowly and smoothly into a position.
(The chamois frolicked around the cliff)
(A piece of chamois leather was used to wash windows)
n. an agile goat-antelope with short hooked horns, found in mountainous areas of Europe from Spain to the Caucasus; a type of soft pliable leather now made from sheepskin or lambskin.
(The opera was met with high approbation)
n. approval or praise.
(He could feel incipient anger building up)
(We seemed more like friends than incipient lovers)
adj. in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop; (of a person) developing into a specified type or role
(His anemic face reminded me of the pasty and sallow Professor Snape.)
adj. suffering from anemia; lacking in color, spirit, or vitality
(For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.)
(This is an example of capitalism incarnate)
(The idea that God incarnates himself in man is a core belief of Catholics)
adj. (especially of a deity or spirit) embodied in flesh; in human form; represented in the ultimate or most extreme form.
v. embody or represent (a deity or spirit) in human form; put (an idea or other abstract concept) into concrete form; (of a person) be the living embodiment of (a quality).
(His laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic)
adj. (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words
(He put his Valise into the trunk)
(Valise pronounced by Vietnamese people is vali, similar to how wet bar is pronounced wet ba)
n. a small traveling bag or suitcase
(His stolid attitude was boring to some but to others, he was a great person to have around during an emergency)
adj. (of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
(The children have good rollicking fun at the park)
(He is a satirical novelist who rollicks through the sleaze of the American psyche)
adj. exuberantly lively and amusing
n. a severe reprimand.
v. act or behave in a jovial and exuberant fashion.
(Her audacity came in handy during our most recent emergency)
(She had the audacity to pick up the receiver and ask me to hang up)
n. the willingness to take bold risks; rude or disrespectful behavior; impudence.
(After the terrorist bombings, the government placed several of the country's flags at the site of the ruins to imbue patriotism.)
v. inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality.
(He surlily ate his dinner in silence after they insulted him)
(*Surlily is in adv form of surly)
adv. churlishly rude or bad-tempered; unfriendly or hostile; menacingly irritable; dark or dismal; menacing; threatening; lordly; arrogant.
(They accepted that their husbands would philander with other women)
(He spend all of his youth philandering and ended all alone in old age)
v. (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women.
("it would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information)
adj. lacking care or attention to duty; negligent.
(Driving with your eyes closed is not feasible.)
adj. possible to do easily or conveniently
(The statistics that he quotes with monotonous regularity were easily tuned out by many students)
(Soon we heard a low, monotonous wailing of many voices)
adj. dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest; (of a sound or utterance) lacking in variation in tone or pitch.
(She bought a bandsaw to assist her in DIY home projects)
n. an endless saw, consisting of a steel band with a serrated edge running over wheels.
(When Gemma tripped head over heels, everyone could see her knickers and snickered.)
n. loose-fitting trousers gathered at the knee or calf; a woman's or girl's underpants.
("What?" I asked incredulously)
adv. in a manner indicating disbelief.
(There is a simple correspondence between the distance of a focused object from the eye and the size of its image on the retina)
(The organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local congressmen)
(His wife dealt with his private correspondence)
n. a close similarity, connection, or equivalence; communication by exchanging letters with someone; letters sent or received.
(There are still maladies today that have mystified and alarmed researchers for over a decade)
(Bill makers who mystify the legal system so that laymen find it unintelligible should be fired)
v. utterly bewilder or perplex (someone); make obscure or mysterious.
(The raucous youths annoyed the entire neighborhood at 2:00 AM)
adj. making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
(A lavishly decorated room was common for the rich back in the 1700s)
(Members of the band spent lavishly on their families)
adv. in a sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious manner; in a very generous or extravagant manner; in profusion.
(The bleakness of his gaze unnerved her)
v. make (someone) lose courage or confidence.
(After his stroke, he was an invalid, although many preferred not to use that term)
(He was badly wounded and invalided out of the infantry)
a person made weak or disabled by illness or injury; remove (someone) from active service in the armed forces because of injury or illness; disable (someone) by injury or illness.
(The mother wept as they frantically searched for her missing child)
(The two ladies competing for his attention waved frantically at him)
adv. in a distraught way owing to fear, anxiety, or other emotion; in a hurried, excited, or disorganized manner.
(Ultrasound is audible to dogs)
adj. able to be heard.
n. a change in the offensive play called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage.
(He put the house up for sale, spiting his family)
v. deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone).
(The cake decorations were sensuous but also tasty)
(Edward Cullen is thought to be a sensuous man)
adj. relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect; attractive or gratifying physically, especially sexually.
(He had a lisp up until fourth grade)
n. a speech defect in which s is pronounced like th in thick and z is pronounced like th in this.
v. speak with a lisp.
(Thunderclouds loomed ominously overhead)
adv. in a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen
(Peace from his tormenting thoughts was finally achieved with his death)
(He was tormented by jealousy)
(Every day I have kids tormenting me because they know I live alone)
adj. inflicting severe physical or mental suffering.
v. cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering; annoy or provoke in a deliberately unkind way.
(Ron Weasley naturally has ruddy cheeks but when embarrassed, he turned even redder)
adj. having a healthy reddish color
(The brew foamed and seethed)
(The bones were cut into joints and seethed in cauldrons made of the animal's own skins)
(Inwardly he was seething at the slight to his authority)
v. (of a liquid) bubble up as a result of being boiled; cook (food) by boiling it in a liquid; (of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger.
(He'd think I was saying it out of spite)
(It seemed as if the wind had a spite at her)
(He put the house up for sale to spite his family)
(*You had the word spiting already)
n. a desire to hurt, annoy, or offend someone; an instance of a desire to hurt; a grudge.
v. deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone).
(It was an attractive little cottage in an idyllic setting)
adj. (especially of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
(He cried out elegiacally after his mother died)
(*This word is the adv. form of the adj.)
adj. used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy; expressing sorrow or lamentation
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