25 terms

Stranger Vocabulary Quiz 5/7/18

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vigil
(noun) 1. a period of wakefulness at night
2. an event where a person or group stays in a place and quietly waits, prays 3. a watch formerly kept on the night before a religious feast with prayer and other devotions
destitute
(adj) without the basic necessities of life; lacking something needed, lacking resources; extreme poverty
pall
1. (verb) to lose strength or effectiveness; to lose in interest
2. (noun) a cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb.
pallor
(noun) an unhealthy pale appearance, deficiency of color
taciturn
(adj) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little, disinclined to talk
brandish
(verb) 1. wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement
2. to exhibit in an aggressive manner
cordial
(adj) showing or marked by warm and hearty friendliness, favor, or approval
parricide
(noun) the killing of a parent or other near relative OR one that murders his close relative
fete
1. (noun) a celebration, festival, or large elaborate party
2. (verb) to honor or entertain (someone) lavishly
snide
1. (adj) unworthy of esteem; dishonest
2. derogatory or mocking in an indirect way; insulting
impartial
(adj) fair, just, unbiased, without unequal treatment or affect
liaison
1. (noun) link; a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups of people
2. A close bond or connection; an illicit sexual relationship, affair
base
(adj) not honest, immoral, wicked, not honorable, without moral principles
debauchery
(noun) excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
gist
1. (noun) main point/part; the essence of a speech or text
2. the ground of a legal action
mitigate
1. (verb) make less severe, serious, or painful; alleviate, make less harsh or hostile
abyss
1. (noun) an seemingly bottomless or deep gulf or space
2. a wide or profound difference between people
odious
(adj) extremely unpleasant; repulsive
mete
1. (verb) to dispense justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment
2. to give (out)
3. (noun) boundary
subsidize
1. (verb) to support financially
2. to purchase the assistance of by payment
antagonize
(verb) to cause (someone) to become hostile; to provoke the hostility of
implacable
(adj) not capable of being satisfied, or significantly changed, can't be calmed down; relentless, stubborn
wistful
(adj) having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing; full of yearning or desire
respite
1. (noun) a short period of rest or relief from or before something difficult or unpleasant
2. (verb) to postpone
consummate
1. (verb) to make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse
2. to bring to completion or state of perfection
3. (adj) showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect