57 terms

Words of the Day Set 2

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copious
Lots of, adundant
potable (Water)
suitable for drinking
A potable
An alchoholic drink
peruse
to read thoroughly and carefully
facetious
humorous, not meant to be taken seriously
dillydally
to waste time
behoove
To benefit you
Slipshot
Lazy or shoty job
pilfer
to steal
cantonment
A perminant military camp
mongoose
a small, very fast animal from India that eats snakes and rodents
bungalow
a small house with a single story
Allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
Symbol
A mark or character used as a convent, representation of an object, function, or process. (Something representing another thing)
draggled
wet and muddy, as if from being dragged around
cowered
crouch down in fear
gait
a manner of walking or running
Archetype
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
sluice (gate)
a sliding gate for controlling the flow of water
veranda
porch or balcony
immensly
extremely or greatly
loquacious
very talkative
eminent
A person who is respected in their line of work
imminent
about to happen
slacken
To loosen
apparatus
the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
muffle (hide)
conceal or hide
muffle (sound)
To lessen (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
muffle (cover)
wrap or cover for warmth
tumultuous (noise)
making a loud, confused noise; uproarious
tumultuous (confused)
Confused or disorderly
ubiquitous
present, appearing, or found everywhere
Upstander
A person who stands up for and advocates for others
Dystopia
an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
sluice (adj)
An act of rinsing or showering with water
Utopia
an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect
frail (person)
Someone who is weak and delicate
frail (thing)
being easily broken or destroyed
revile
criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner
fastidious
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
derisive
expressing contempt or ridicule
fathom
measuring the depth of water equal to six feet;
2. understand after much though
Gothic
in the style of architecture common in western Europe; belonging to the Dark Ages.
warren
small, crowded spaces. The little holes in the ground in which rabbits live are called warrens.
tremulous
trembling, or shaking; fearful or timid.
oblivious
unaware; not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.
sublime
majestic; of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty a to inspire great admiration or awe. 2. used to denote the extreme or unparalleled nature of a person's attitude or behavior.
spindrift
spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind.
flounce
move in an overstated impatient or angry manner.
gambol
run or jump about playfully.
benevolent
well meaning and kindly.
malevolent
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
inextricably
impossible to disentangle or separate.
poignant
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
macabre
disturbing and horrifying due to involvement with or depiction of injury or death
hordes
large groups of people
receding
move back or further away from a previous position