Combined Vocab Lists
Terms in this set (62)
To beat or whip severely. To reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
The setting right of what is wrong. Relief from wrong or injury. Compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
To set right; remedy or repair. To correct or reform. To remedy or relieve (suffering, want, etc.) To adjust evenly again, as a balance.
Characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical
free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory
conspicuous, noticeable, prominent; sticking or jutting out.
Constant; unremitting: Constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; preserve ring; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student
a relaxing of tension, especially between nations, as by negotiations or agreements
to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate
incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. Not fit to be occupied, as an apartment, house etc.
zealous; ardent; impassioned; a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm. Characterized by rancor or anger; violent; vehement hostility. Strongly emotional intense or passionate; vehement desire. Marked by great energy or exertion; strenuous: vehement clapping.
Making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking. Having an irritating quality or character.
To caution, advise, or counsel against something. To reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner. To urge a duty; remind.
Joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful. Without thought or regard; carefree; heedless.
To chew the cud, as a ruminant. To meditate or muse; ponder.
lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful. Digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random.
without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter. Deprived of, devoid of, or lacking. (v-int) To leave ------.
(v-trans) To chew again or over and over. To meditate on; ponder.
Overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited.
An urgency, pressing need; a situation demanding immediate attention or action. (Less pressing than an emergency)
To irritate; annoy; provoke. To torment;
trouble; distress; plague; worry. To discuss or debate (a subject,
question, etc.) with vigor or at great length. To
disturb by motion; stir up; toss about. To afflict with physical pain.
To delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person). To relieve temporarily from any evil.
A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death. A warrant authorizing this. Any respite or temporary relief.
Slang. Unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. Audacity; nerve.
Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful.
Venerate (v - trans)
To regard or treat with reverence; revere.
Having or showing a strict regard for
what one considers right; principled. Punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact.
Make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.
Mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
Severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding. Rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent. Grave; sober; solemn; serious. Without excess, luxury, or ease; simple; limited; severe. Severely simple; without ornament. Lacking softness; hard. Rough to the taste; sour or harsh in flavor.
Changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic. Animated; lively; sprightly; quick-witted.
To bring to a state of perfection; fulfill. To complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract.
Complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb. Being of the highest or most extreme degree.
Without variation, unchangingly, constantly; without exception, in every case alike.
To be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade. To lose vigor and vitality. To undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity; suffer hardship and distress.
Burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship. Having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantages.
Numerous and various, consisting of many kinds, containing many elements, features or characteristics.
Disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical. Indicating or showing unbelief.
Barren or laid waste; devastated. Deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited.
Intending to entrap or beguile. Stealthily treacherous or deceitful. Operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.
To bring into bondage or under complete control; to make subservient or submissive.
To use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge
Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful or confident: a sanguine disposition; -------- expectations. Reddish; ruddy: a -------- complexion. (In old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful
v-trans to mislead the mind or judgement of deceive; obsolete to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of; to elude; evade
Anxious or concerned (usually followed by about, for, etc., or a clause): -------- about a persons health. Anxiously desirous: ---------- of the esteem of others. Eager (usually followed by an infinitive):
V-trans to make thin, slender, or weak. To thin out in consistency, render less dense.
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting; (n.) one who stays only a short time
v-trans to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right, to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully
n. The rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority; absolute power or control tyranny. An absolute or autocratic government. A country ruled by a despot
To agree without protest, accept without argument or resistance, give in quietly.
Rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue. Correctness. Straightness.
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness. High minded; noble. Proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.
V-trans To drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action
Utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent. Very bad.
Sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great ---------
The disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy. A cause or object of such disgrace or reproach.
V. to say or plead in protest objection or disapproval obs. to show
Causing fear, apprehension, or dread. Of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc. Intimidating. Arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc.
(v) pray humbly; ask, beg, or seek in a humble way
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