103 terms

BNW - Ch 12-17

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bellowingly
in a loud and shouting manner
collation
a meal or feast
declaiming
speaking, reciting
defilement
ruin; corruption
defunctive
relating to death
discomfited
ill at ease; uncomfortable
estrangement
a separation; a drifting apart
harbinger
an omen; a sign of something yet to come
incoherent
rambling; confused
magnanimity
kindness, generosity
mollified
calmed, soothed
odious
hateful, horrible
sepulchral
somber, grave
unwonted
unusual; uncharacteristic
wheedled
coaxed, cajoled, persuaded
abstemious
marked by restraint and self-denial
impudent
rude, disrespectful
inexplicable
cannot be explained or understood
ingratiating
groveling, submissive
murkiest
darkest, dimmest
opportune
fitting; advantageous
parleying
having a discussion
peerless
without equal
persevere
to keep trying
rakishly
in a dashing or stylish way
sanctimonious
holy, sacred
usurp
to take another's place without legal authority
constituents
parts, elements; ingredients
embellished
decorated; made more attractive
flaccid
flabby, limp, sagging
inquisitive
curious; questioning
irresolute
uncertain, indecisive
moribund
dying
ordure
human waste or excrement
paradisal
relating to heaven or paradise
sexagenarians
people who are in their sixties
transposed
changed; rearranged
undefiled
pure, clean
verbena
a type of fragrant plant
ardour
passion; enthusiasm
carapace
a protective shell
dolychocephalic
having a long and narrow head
menial
servant-like
peremptorily
in a commanding or authoritative manner
propitiatingly
in a soothing or appeasing manner
recurrent
repeated, continual
repentance
regret, remorse; sorrow
sacrilege
disrespectful or profane behavior
valedictions
farewells, goodbyes
vestibule
an entrance hall
wambling
staggering, wobbling
wanton
reckless
approbation
approval; admiration
chary
cautious, wary
deprecating
attempting to ward off by prayer
galvanized
stimulated; stirred up
gesticulating
making motions or gestures
illicit
illegal, prohibited
impunity
freedom from punishment or blame
matriarchies
social systems in which the mother is the head of the household
naught
nothing
oratory
a speech
parenthetically
in passing
paroxysm
a fit or spasm
picturesqueness
the quality of being strikingly vivid or visually pleasing
platitude
an often-quoted saying; a cliché
propagation
the spreading or circulation of a belief or practice
scullion
a kitchen servant who performs basic tasks
sedulously
in a careful and persistent manner
unseemly
rude, improper
abides
lasts, continues
adrenals
glands that produce adrenaline (a hormone that stimulates the nervous system)
allegiances
loyalties
chastity
refraining from having sex
irksomeness
annoyance
listlessness
fatigue; lack of energy
neurasthenia
a condition characterized by anxiety, fatigue, depression, and irritability
phenomenal
perceived by the senses
providence
divine guidance
repose
rest, relaxation
accommodating
cooperative
aridities
dry conditions
benighted
uneducated; uncultured
coccyx
the tailbone
compunction
regret; guilt
convergent
coming together from different directions
copse
a dense group of trees
disconcerting
disturbing, confusing
flagrantly
in an open or obvious manner
hermitage
a place that is secluded from the world
hoary
white or silver in color
impassioned
emotional, heartfelt
importunately
annoyingly, persistently
ineradicably
permanently
laboriously
with great effort or difficulty
plumbless
incapable of being measured or fathomed
reiteration
the act of repeating
solicitously
with care and concern
turpitude
corrupt or immoral behavior
undeterred
not discouraged or put off
unutterable
unspeakable; beyond words
vermin
rats, insects, or any other animals that are considered pests
vindictively
in a hurtful or spiteful way