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The Tempest Vocab
Terms in this set (40)
v. to impair the quality of; to spoil; to disfigure
adj. showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
adj. unstopped (staunch means to stop or lessen the flow of something)
adj. or adv. (archaic) pleased or willing under the circumstances; gladly
v. to diminish or to put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry)
adj. of a situation or course of action filled with or destined to result in something undesirable; causing or affected by great anxiety or
n. (in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and impenitent person passes after death.
adj. deceitful and untrustworthy
v. to be generally said to do something or to have particular characteristics; to be widely known and respected
n. lush green vegetation; a condition of freshness.
adj. having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long- established and unlikely to change.
adj. having or showing knowledge of events before they take place
n. the highest point reached by a celestial or other object; the time at which something is most powerful or successful
adj. conducive to success; favorable; giving or being a sign of future success; characterized by success; prosperous
v. to give or to grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner.
n. a state of great sorrow or distress
n. a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence
n. the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
adj. causing or likely to cause an argument;
controversial; involving heated argument
v. ask someone pressingly and persistently for or to do something; to make improper advances toward; to annoy (archaic); to press (archaic)
adj. quick and light in movement or action; agile; quick to comprehend
n. a persons ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way; resolution; fortitude; backbone
adj. inclined or willing; having a specified attitude to or toward
n. a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility; be lying, situated, or kept in a particular place
v. emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger; shout something with a deep loud roar
v. talk foolishly or tediously about something
v. supersede and replace
n. an action or official decision that can be used to give support to later actions or decisions
n. the remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment or grounds; the most worthless part or parts of something.
adj. having or showing too great a readiness to believe things; gullible
n. something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering
n. contempt; the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of ones consideration or respect
n. a casual romantic or sexual relationship
v. lessen; decrease; diminish; something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) to become less intense or widespread
v. enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing
v. or n. to cause someone to feel consternation and distress; distress typically caused by something unexpected
n. something that causes pain or suffering; pain or suffering
adj. irrevocable; unfixable; of an injury or loss impossible to rectify or repair
n. duty; role; an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another
v. disavow; abandon; solemnly renounce a belief, cause, or claim
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