20 terms

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anachronism
an artifact that belongs to another time (n)
consecrated
made or declared or believed to be holy (adj) ; sacred
querulously
constantly whining or complaining (adv)
incredulously
with doubt or disbelief (adv)
apparition
(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
repugnant
(adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
filial
like or relating to a daughter or son (adj)
obdurate
showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; stubborn (adj)
Invidious
(adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; huge; great in extent, size, or degree (adj)
ingenious
(adj.) showing remarkable originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness; clever
anomaly
irregularity; unnormal (n)
interminably
(adv) all the time;endlessly
inscrutable
(adj.) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically; mysterious
adulation
(n)obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise : he found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
chasm
(n) a deep opening in the earth's surface; big crack
dowager
(n) a widow holding property or a title from her deceased husband; a dignified elderly woman
reproachful
(adj) expressing disapproval or disappointment : she gave him a reproachful look.
prodigy
(n) a person, esp. a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities : a Russian pianist who was a child prodigy in his day.
idiom
(n) a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light).