Wuthering Heights - 2018
Terms in this set (79)
n. a gentle reproof
adj. expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body
v. to make worse or more severe; intensify as anything evil, disorderly or troublesome
n. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication
n. a name, title, or designation
v. to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively
n. constant or close application or effort; dilligence; industry
v. to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
n. a creature, variously described as a serpent, lizard, or dragon, said to kill by its breath or look
n. a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax
n. a command or directive
n. a low, contemptible person; scoundrel
n. a female given name: ultimately from a Germanic word meaning "white."
pl. n. insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety
n. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather
n. concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation
n. a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse.
n. a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt
adj. of or relating to a day or each day; daily
adj. sorrowful; mournful; melancholy:
n. any similarly conceived abode or state of the dead. any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.
n. a representative sent on a mission or errand:
n. a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication.
n. mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
n. to try; attempt.
adj. tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances:
n. an attic, usually a small, wretched one
adj. not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox
adj. gray or white with age
n. a sermon, usually on a Biblical topic and usually of a nondoctrinal nature
n. an act or instance of immolating.
n. unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
v. to press or beset with solicitations; demand with urgency or persistence.
adj. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
adj. not corporeal or material; insubstantial.
n. an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature
n. a person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others
adj. not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate
adj. settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like
adj. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
adj. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful
adj. using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
n. a vicious or depraved person; villain
n. a written message; letter
adj. extremely liberal in giving; very generous
v. to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary
n. a conference or discussion
n. the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion
adj. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative
adv. of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance
n. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration
v. to indicate in advance; to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does
n. a natural inclination or tendency
v. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate
n. an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
adj. full of complaints; complaining
v. to bring a countercharge against an accuser
v. to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing
adj. of a sickly, yellowish or lightish brown color
adj. making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.
n. a sacred or holy place
adj. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident
adj. sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn
adj. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims
n. a slovenly, untidy woman or girl
adj. untidy or unclean in appearance or habits
adj. not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
n. an act or instance of supplicating; humble prayer, entreaty, or petition
adj. understood without being openly expressed; implied
adj. holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often followed by of)
n. a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book
v. to find fault with or reproach severely; censure
v. to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
n. unpredictable or erratic actions, occurrences, courses, or instances; an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior
adj. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat
à-vis -adv. face to face
adj. crying out noisily; clamorous
adj. sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging