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Mr. Healy English 2 honors vocab 1
Terms in this set (40)
not valid or legally binding
punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.
suggested but not directly expressed; implicit.
unchanging over time or unable to be changed
wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement
(of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open
relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities.
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
not sensible or restrained; excessive.
frequently recurring; always happening
the quality of being prudent; cautiousness
a thing that is created skillfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose.
fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost
a person who attempts to make people involved in a conflict come to an agreement; a go-between.
patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.
the quality of being morally right or justifiable.
help to further or promote.
cover or treat (something) with wax or a similar substance, typically to polish or protect it.
(of a deity) having unlimited power; able to do anything.
(of animals, especially snakes, or their parts) secreting venom; capable of injecting venom by means of a bite or sting.
attribute something to (a cause).
extreme anger (chiefly used for humorous or rhetorical effect).
based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
a monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one
lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
deserving hatred and contempt.
apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).
an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.
feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.
anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.
expressing sorrow; mournful.
too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
the dead body of an animal.
infringe or go beyond the bounds of (a moral principle or other established standard of behavior).
satisfy (one's thirst) by drinking.
regard with disgust and hatred.
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