106 terms

BNW - Ch 2, 4, 5, 10, 11

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abolish
to put an end to
apoplectic
red with anger or excitement
asafoetida
a bad-smelling substance extracted from the root of certain plants
aseptically
in a clean or sterile manner
asunder
into separate parts or pieces
categorical
definite, absolute; unconditional
discourse
dialogue; speech
gratuitous
unnecessary
imperative
a rule or command
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
inculcate
to train through the use of repeated instruction; to brainwash
indefatigably
in a steady and tireless manner
indissolubly
permanently
insinuating
cunning, devious, sly
luminously
brightly, glowingly
officiously
in a pushy or overbearing way
posthumous
after death
reverently
respectfully
sibilant
hissing
spasmodic
relating to spasms or convulsions; fitful
suffuse
to fill
unalterably
in a fixed or unchanging manner
annihilating
wiping out; reducing to nothing
asceticism
the practice of giving up worldly pleasures
beneficent
favorable; kind
bestial
savage; like a beast or animal
cordiality
friendliness
corporeal
bodily, physical
crucibles
large vats used for heating substances at high temperatures
hectares
measurements of land equaling about two and a half acres
hullabaloo
an uproar
imperiously
with great authority
imploringly
in a begging manner
incandescence
brightness; glow
lustrous
radiant, shining
melancholy
sad, gloomy, depressed
plaintive
sad, mournful
queues
lines
rapturously
with great joy or delight
reproaches
scoldings; expressions of disapproval
resolutely
in a stubborn or determined manner
revitrifying
repaving
ruminating
chewing
salutations
greetings
simian
resembling an ape
unmalicious
not mean or cruel
wretched
miserable
ambergris
a substance used in certain perfumes
atonement
the act of making up for a sin or wrongdoing
benevolence
kindness, goodwill
exultant
joyful; triumphant
fortnight
a period of two weeks
galvanic
thrilling
imminence
nearness, closeness
impenetrable
incapable of being broken through
incarnation
a representation in physical form; materialization
inconspicuously
without being noticed
indispensable
crucial, essential
liturgical
relating to religious rituals
perennially
constantly; never ending
plangently
in a loud and echoing manner
pullulation
a teeming or swarming
quaffed
drank
resounding
echoing
satiety
the state of being full or satisfied
supine
lying face up
transfigured
changed, transformed
aeons
ages; extremely long periods of time
coquettishly
in a playful or flirtatious manner
dispassionately
without emotion
heinous
terrible, dreadful
heretical
contrary to accepted beliefs or standards
ignominy
shame, disgrace
impropriety
a rude or indecent act
irrepressibly
incapable of being contained or held back
languished
became weak and/or unhealthy
loathsomeness
unpleasantness, disgust
obliquity
perverse or immoral behavior
portentously
in an ominous manner
recapitulated
repeated; duplicated
scatological
relating to filth or excrement
acrobacy
acrobatic feats
aquiline
having a hooked or curved nose
arpeggios
musical chords
cadged
begged
carping
nagging; complaining, carrying on
cinematographic
relating to motion pictures
decorously
in a proper and decent manner
demurred
expressed doubts; was reluctant
elation
extreme joy or delight
embracement
the act of hugging
erogenous
sensitive to sexual stimulation
flaxen
blond
foundry
a metal working factory
ignoble
shameful, immoral
infantility
childish behavior
languor
laziness, dreaminess
lorries
[British] large trucks or vehicles used for transporting goods
masticating
chewing
palpitating
throbbing, pulsating
prognathous
having a jaw that projects out
prostrating
kneeling or lying on the ground in a submissive pose
redoubled
multiplied, increased
sonorous
full, loud, and deep
titillation
a feeling of sexual excitement
venerable
respected, esteemed