38 terms

Everyday Classic Vocab Lesson 1

Classic Vocab Lesson 1
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benevolent
doing or producing good
benefit
something that aids or promotes well-being
colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
direct
plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
abound
be abundant or plentiful
magnanimous
generous and understanding and tolerant
abundant
more than enough; plentiful
benediction
blessing
voluntary
of your own free will or design
benevolence
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
circumspect
Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
magniloquent
lofty or grandiose in speech or expression.
complex
a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
desecrate
violate the sacred character of a place or language
volunteer
a person who performs voluntary work
duplicity
acting in bad faith
elocution
The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
facile
arrived at without due care or effort
factory
a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing
imperturbable
not easily perturbed or excited or upset
implicate
To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
loquacious
full of trivial conversation
magnitude
the property of relative size or extent
multinational
involving or operating in several nations or nationalities
multiply
combine or increase by multiplication
multitude
a great number
muscle
animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
perspicacious
acutely insightful and wise
rectify
make right or correct
rector
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
sacrament
a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
sacrifice
the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
sacrilegious
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
spectacle
a blunder that makes you look ridiculous
turbid
muddy, having the sediment stirred up
turbulent
(of a liquid) agitated vigorously
undulated
having a wavy surface, edge, or markings
volition
the act of making a choice