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37 terms

Set No 3

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flatulent
related to gas in the alimentary canal
ceremonious
marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
aloft
at or to great height
Pertinent
having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
opulence
wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
trivia
something of small importance
primogeniture
seniority by birth
scaffold
a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
lament
a cry of sorrow and grief
holster
a sheath (usually leather) for a handgun or other tools
decollete
(of a garment) having a low-cut neckline
supine
offering no resistance, lying face upward
fiendish
extremely evil or cruel
demoniac
someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
callow
lacking experience of life, youth
missive
a written message addressed to a person or organization
wit
mental ability, clever expression
skittish
unpredictably excitable (especially of horses),lively
cherubic
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
sobriquet
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
austerity
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
nether
located below or beneath something else
ambulatory
able to walk
languish
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
heed
paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
disinter
dig up for reburial or for medical investigation, dig earth
criterion
n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
manifest
a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane, , reveal its presence or make an appearance
rusticate
send to the country, banned from college like suspension
banish
expel, as if by official decree, group
victuals
any substance that can be used as food
sybarite
a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
parley
discuss, as between enemies, conference
qualms
misgiving, uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience
peripatetic
Walking about., a person who walk from place t place
feign
make believe with the intent to deceive, pretend
craven
an abject coward, cawardly