Terms in this set (25)
to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for:
to avenge a grave insult.
easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible:
a lucid explanation.
fixed in direction; steadily directed:
a steadfast gaze.
firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as a person:
a steadfast friend.
a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
having or showing compassion :
a compassionate person; a compassionate letter.
to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
widespread and high repute; fame.
a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery:
They sympathized with us in our affliction.
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach:
The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding:
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.
to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty.
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base:
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc.
the quality of being munificent, or showing unusual generosity:
The museum's collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family's gift.
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious:
an ominous bank of dark clouds.
indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an omen; being a portent:
Some of these events were immediately ominous, while others only later revealed themselves as such.
a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations:
a prayer full of piety.
the quality or state of being pious:
a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; device.
deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
dour, stern, and silent in expression and manner.
full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful:
Law. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.
a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements.
having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked:
a diabolic plot.
pertaining to or actuated by a devil.
an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature.
a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading.
(in an action for slander or libel) the explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory.
the word or expression thus explained.