First Semester Vocabulary
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Resembling the middle classes in appearance, way of thinking, etc. Also used disparagingly: selfishly materialistic or conventionally respectable and unimaginative
A variety show, frequently featuring strip-tease
A piece of furniture, consisting of a small cupboard with the top made so as to form a sideboard.
To deviate from the subject in discourse or writing.
Leave of absence, esp. a permit or licence given to a soldier (or more rarely, an official) to be absent from duty for a stated time.
An abnormally odorous condition of the breath; foul breath.
That harrows or lacerates the feelings; acutely distressing or painful.
Void or destitute of sense; silly, senseless; empty-headed.
Incapable of being numbered or reckoned; not to be counted for multitude; numberless, countless.
Subject to the possibility of (doing or undergoing something undesirable). Likely.
continuing on or repeating the same note; having little or no variation in tone, pitch, or cadence.
Corrupt, decadent; rotten; loathsome, unpleasant. Also (colloq.) as a general term of disparagement: contemptible; dreadful, useless.
A scruple of conscience; a pang of guilt; a doubt, esp. as to the rightness of one's actions.
Relating to, or of the nature of, a mutual or simultaneous exchange; given and received mutually; traded, exchanged.
Committing the crime or sin of stealing or misappropriating what is consecrated to God's service.; guilty of the profanation of anything held sacred.
A person who has enthusiasm for inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others
Characterized by loss of heart or resolution; labouring under mental depression; desponding.
A train of attendants, or of people in procession
To find and get rid of (a pernicious or dangerous person or thing); to eradicate, destroy; to remove forcibly.
Publically declare to be wrong or evil
A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering
To raid for the purpose of plunder
Making a show of being morally superior to others; display of being morally superior; hypocritically pious
To accuse without clear evidence
Rumor; information received by word of mouth with the implication that is not trustworthy
Country; Area beyond what is visible or known; woods
The utterance or dissemination of false statements about a person
A lament, often for a death; a funeral song
Contemptuous of rightful authority; presumptuously or offensively contemptuous; impertinently insulting. Said of those who treat superiors or equals with offensive familiarity or disrespect.
The action of making amends for a wrong or harm done by providing payment or other assistance to the wronged party; an instance of this. Also: payment or assistance given in compensation for such a wrong; an example of this.
Insidious cunning, deceit, treachery.
To drink 'all out', drink freely and repeatedly.
The pouring out of wine or other liquid in honour of a god; the liquid so poured out; a drink-offering.
Hardened in effrontery (Shameless audacity, unblushing insolence); shameless.
Having much impetus; moving with great force or violence, or characterized by violent motion; very rapid, forcibly rushing, violent.
Anger at what is regarded as unworthy or wrongful; wrath excited by a sense of wrong to oneself or, especially, to others, or by meanness, injustice, wickedness, or misconduct; righteous or dignified anger; the wrath of a superior.
Shining, brilliant (lit. and fig.); splendid, sumptuous.
To fashion fictitiously or deceptively; To assert or maintain fictitiously; to allege, make out, pretend.
to irritate; to instigate or impel by some form of mental pain or annoyance; to drive by continued irritation into or to some desperate action or uncontrolled state of mind.
Standing firm and true to one's principles or purpose, not to be turned aside, determined.
A reproof, a reprimand.
Devoid of animation, zest, or interest; dull, flat, lifeless, insipid
A respite or temporary escape from an unpleasant or undesirable situation
To insult (a person) openly or deliberately; to treat in an intentionally disrespectful or offensive manner.
Troublesome persistance in solicitation
A person who makes a humble or earnest plea to another, esp. to a person in power or authority; a petitioner.
The quality of being faithful; faithfulness, loyalty, unswerving allegiance to a person, party, bond, etc.
To make an address or speech to an assembly; to deliver a harangue; to declaim.