38 terms

English 9-Chapter 12

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Consignment
of, pertaining to, or shipped as goods on consignment
Hue
a gradation or variety of a color; tint
Profoundest
penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding
Cicadas
insect
Wailing
to make mournful sounds
Steppe
an extensive plain, especially one without trees
Whores
a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet
Procuress
a woman who procures prostitutes
Sport
a flashy person; one who wears showy clothes, affects smart manners, pursues pleasurable pastimes, or the like; a bon vivant
Regale
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight
Wrought
elaborated; embellished
Pox
1.a disease characterized by multiple skin pustules, as smallpox
Knack
a special skill, talent, or aptitude
Staved-in
one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel
Teamster
a person who drives a team or a truck for hauling, especially as an occupation
Befell
to happen or occur
Immutability
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless
Misery
distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty
Commotion
violent or tumultuous motion; agitation; noisy disturbance
Querulous
full of complaints; complaining
Hostel
Also called youth hostel. An inexpensive, supervised lodging place for young people on bicycle trips, hikes
Muslin
a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed, woven, or embroidered in patterns, especially a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes
Indenture
any deed, written contract, or sealed agreement
Contracted
drawn together; reduced in compass or size; made smaller; shrunken
Dirhams
money, coin
Gratis
without charge or payment; free
Brimmed
the upper edge of anything hollow; rim; brink
Irreparable
not reparable; incapable of being rectified, remedied, or made good
Billowing
to rise or roll in or like billows; surge
Pallet
a small or makeshift bed, one made of straw
Insofar
to such an extent
Deflowering
to deprive (a woman) of virginity
Grime
dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, especially adhering to or embedded in a surface
Concocted
to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery
Heeded
to give careful attention to
Deferred
postponed or delayed
Brooding
preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts
Overelaborate
excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed