100 terms

Vocab for Final

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rapt
(adj.) wholly absorbed as in thought
aspire
(v.) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
oblique
(adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
stealing
(adj.) moving, flowing quickly
rub
(n.) obstacle or difficulty
hinder
(v.) to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede
augment
(v.) to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
rivulet
(n.) a small stream
felicity
(n.) bliss, pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
wanton
(n.) someone who behaves in a careless, uncontrollable manner
forage
(v.) to wander or go in search of provisions, food
bower
(n.) a leafy shelter or recess; arbor
sumptuous
(adj.) luxurious, opulent; costly, expensive
visage
(n.) face, appearance
amend
(v.) fix, repair; improve or correct
array
(n.) order or arrangement; attire, dress
recompense
(n.) compensation, as for a wrong, job etc.
(v.) to compensate
manifold
(adj.) of many kinds; numerous and varied
succorless
(adj.) helpless
repine
(v.) complain, express discontent
bereft
(v.) to take away, deprive
chide
(v.) to express disapproval of; scold; reproach
abide
(v.) to put up with; willingly tolerate; stand
moldering
(adj.) crumbling, becoming rotten, disintegrating
frame
(v.) to build, construct
chafe
(v.) to rub together, annoy
petty
(adj.) small; of little importance, inconsequential, trivial
precept
(n.) rule used to regulate behavior, (can be individual)
ordinance
(n.) authoritative order
ascend
(v.) to rise, travel upwards
wretches
(n.) unhappy people
doleful
(adj.) awful, sad
heathen
(n.) a person who does not belong to a widely held religion (negatively)
infidel
(n.) person who goes against your religion, status quo (more active)
wallow
(v.) indulge in, roll about in
barbarous
(adj.) savage, cruel
plunder
(v.) take unlawfully, steal
(n.) what is stolen
disconsolate
(adj.) extremely unhappy
bereave
(v.) be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, esp. due to the loved one's death
lamentable
(adj.) inspiring or deserving of regret, deplorable
pagan
(n, adj.) person who doesn't acknowledge religion of status quo
liberty
(n.) freedom
entreat
(v.) to ask with deep seriousness
parcel
(n.) group, collection, portion (used to refer to land)
unfeigned
(adj.) genuine; sincere
din
(n.) loud, discordant chaotic noise
earnest
(adj.) sincere resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction
insolence
(n.) rude, lack of respect
perplexity
(n.) confusion, puzzlement by complexity
bade
(v.) asked [past tense]
abound
(v.) to be great in number, amount
apparition
(n.) a ghostly appearing figure
cavalier
(adj.) arrogant, superior w/o basis
(n.) a gallant or courtly gentleman
chastise
(v.) verbally scold, criticize
credulity
(n.) tendency to believe easily, being gullible
garnish
(v.) to decorate
(v.) to take wages on legal orders
loiterer
(n.) someone who lingers aimlessly
lore
(n.) traditional knowledge, unwritten rule
opaque
(adj.) impossible to see through, impenetrable to light; not easily understood
pedagogue
(n.) a teacher
repose
(n.) relaxation, rest, freedom from activity
(v.) to rest, to relax
pensive
(adj.) deeply or seriously thoughtful
propensity
(n.) inclination, tendency, habit
revel
(v.) to take delight in, celebrate
(n.) festivity
scathe
(adj. -ing) harsh, hurting
(v.) to attack w/ severe criticism
sequester
(v.) to isolate or seclude, keep apart
summit
(n.) the peak: literal or figurative; a meeting involving leaders
(v.) to reach the top
tranquility
(n.) state of peace and quiet
translucent
(adj.) light able to pass through diffusely
transparent
(adj.) clear, light pass through completely; simple, obvious, predictable
urchin
(n.) a mischievous child
yore
(n.) a long time ago, the past
throng
(n.) a multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd.
(v.) to crowd
edifice
(n.) a building, esp. one of large size or imposing appearance.
sepulcher
(n.) a tomb, grave, or burial place.
congenial
(adj.) agreeable, sufficient, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character
portal
(n.) a door, gate, or entrance, esp. one of imposing appearance, as to a palace.
inauspicious
(adj.) boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable, suggesting of bad fortune.
physiognomy
(n.) the face or countenance, esp. when considered as an index to the character
augur
(v.) to predict, foretell
abashed
(adj.) ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted
discern
(v.) to distinguish, perceive by sight
(adj.) -ing... showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding
heterogeneous
(adj.) different in kind; unlike; incongruous
ignominious
(adj.) shameful, disgraceful, discreditable; humiliating
iniquity
(n.) gross injustice or wickedness.
mien
(n.) comportment, swag, conduct or manner
rebuke
(v.) to criticize, reprimand
peremptory
(adj.) leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative
efficacy
(n.) capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness
ignominy
(n.) disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
retribution
(n.) revenge
enjoin
(v.) to order with authority or emphasis; to prohibit, prevent
vivify
(v.) to give life to; animate; quicken
ascetic
(n.) practicing rigid self-discipline, spartan
revile
(v.) to spread negative information about
(adj.) -ed... to be thought badly of
exhortation
(n.) strong suggestion, urge
inscrutable
(adj.) mysterious, not easily understood
imbue
(v.) to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions
(adj.) -ed..
mutability
(n.) the capability of change
amenable
(adj.) willing to comply, reacting easily to suggestions