Bless Me Ultima
Terms in this set (25)
persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired NOUN He grasped the holds tenaciously as he climbed to the summit.
having or seeming to have no end: continuing for a very long time, ADJECTIVE, The waiting for results was interminable.
To search for something (such as food or supplies). VERB They foraged for special herbs in the woods.
a rut, groove, or trail in the ground or another surface, NOUN. The farmers planted corn in furrows.
scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed, NOUN, She tossed the debris from the ceremony in the fire.
showing deep unhappiness of thought. ADJECTIVE Antonio had a brooding look on his face after Lupito was killed.
a confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle, NOUN, A melee broke out among the disagreeing boys.
the willingness to take bold risks, NOUN He had the audacity to keep trying to succeed.
swollen and distended or congested, NOUN, His foot was turgid from lack of circulation.
shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness or emotion, VERB. His voice quavered when he spoke of what he had seen the night before.
not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final. ADJECTIVE The judge's decision was irrevocable.
a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining. ADJECTIVE. He was very stoic about the pain after he fell off the bike.
a series of words said as a magic spell or charm, NOUN. She spoke an incantation to rid the room of evil spirits.
without doubt; clearly, ADJECTIVE She told everyone emphatically that she would never return.
a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility. NOUN. He was in a drunken stupor.
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. ADJECTIVE The rotten food had an acrid smell.
great happiness and exhilaration. NOUN. The children were filled with elation to learn that school was over.
showing contempt; scornful. ADJECTIVE He was a contempuous and evil man.
those that enforce the law themselves. NOUN The Vigilantes went out to capture the murderer.
doing or a specified thing apparently naturally or automatically ADVERB He rode the bike instinctively from the very first day.
a state of eternal punishment and damnation. NOUN He wondered whether his father would be doomed to perdition.
irritate intensely; infuriate. VERB Sometimes I get exasperated with my teachers.
speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way VERB The boy scoffed at the idea of clean up his room.
the action of intruding, rudely entering. NOUN The intrusion by my mother was not welcome.
treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. VERB The vandals descrated the artwork in the church.