English 84 - Bagg - Exam 1
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something successfully carried through, esp. through bold or brave action or thought.
characterized by hostility in action.
any passageway, as between sections of seats in a theater or sections of shelves in a store.
to permit; let.
a raised structure, often a table or platform, upon or at which sacrifices or other religious ceremonies are performed.
a practical device, esp. any of several pieces of equipment used in the home such as a stove, refrigerator, or washing machine.
very close in accuracy; nearly exact or correct.
a scientist who works in the field of archeology.
the systematic and scientific study of past human life and culture using information gained from the analysis of their artifacts, such as pottery, tools, buildings, and the like.
a flat, cut piece of lumber; plank.
to change from a liquid to a gaseous form, usu. by being heated.
something that connects or confines.
the outer part; edge; boundary.
short in duration.
a person, esp. a politician, who seeks to be elected or appointed to a certain position.
a burial ground, esp. one that is not connected to a church; graveyard.
(sometimes pl.) the capability to allure, delight, and please; attractiveness.
alluring, delightful, or very attractive.
a person belonging by birth or naturalization to a political and geographic entity, esp. a nation.
an advanced state of development of a society as judged by such things as having a complex system of government and laws, use of a written language, and the keeping of written records.
filled with compassion; consoling; sympathetic.
large in size, number, extent, or proportion.
steadily conforming to a regular style or pattern; not varying.
of, relating to, or characterized by controversy.
suitable and easily turned to one's needs, purposes, or comfort.
to bring into being.
a large number of people massed together.
extremely pleasing or agreeable, esp. to the sense of taste or smell.
the planned end of a journey, or the place to which goods or baggage are sent.
a small item; specific aspect; particular.
something designed or made for a specific purpose, esp. an invention or machine used to perform simple tasks mechanically or electrically.
to not be the same as; be unlike.
characterized by constant activity, forward movement, or change, often with positive results.
producing an adequate or desired result, or having the power to produce such a result.
operating or performing in an effective and competent manner, with little wasted effort.
extremely large in size, quantity, or extent; huge; immense.
containing all parts or components; whole.
to break or explode out of a restrained or confined condition.
at the most distant point or outer limit of.
a short tale that teaches a moral lesson, often having animals as the main characters.
having widespread recognition or public esteem; renowned.
an act or accomplishment, esp. one requiring courage, strength, or skill.
an element of the face such as the eyes, nose, or chin.
of or pertaining to money or those who deal in finance and credit.
happening often or at close intervals.
newly made, gained, or experienced.
the science of the earth's surface, including its physical features, climate, resident populations, political divisions, agriculture, natural resources, and the like.
an idea of something in its perfect form or essence.
without delay; promptly.
to cause or try to cause a deep mental or emotional effect in.
a single event.
having an extreme degree of something, such as heat, or existing in an extreme degree or state.
done on purpose; deliberate; premeditated.
to determine or explain the meaning of.
to find the position or place of.
the greater number or amount; a number or amount greater than half.
a film for recording highly reduced photographic images of material such as text or drawings.
of, concerning, including, or directed toward several distinct cultures.
an incident or event, or the time at which it happens.
of, for, or pertaining to all members of a community; not private.
to make looser or less rigid.
free of physical or mental tension.
to fulfill or gratify the needs or expectations of.
the bony framework of the head and face in vertebrates.
to resist by flailing the limbs and writhing the body.
of the finest kind or highest quality.
a person or group that occupies or uses another's house, office, building, or land, esp. in exchange for rent.
of or pertaining to customs and ways of doing things within a particular culture that are passed down from one generation to the next with little change.
marked by diversity; having many different forms or types.
to change; alter; modify.
a country house or estate, esp. a large and luxurious one.
causing feelings of admiration; excellent; extraordinary.
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