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16 terms

Final Vocab for Mrs. Camp (Part II)

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Cavil (agree, concede)
(verb) to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily
Frangible (indestructable)
(adjective) easily broken; breakable
Harpy
(noun) a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman's head and a bird's body
Misogyny
(noun) hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women
Desiccate (hydrate)
(verb) to dry thoroughly; dry up; to preserve by removing moisture; dehydrate
Decorum
(noun) dignified propriety of behavior, speech, or dress; the quality or state of being decorous; orderliness; regularity; an observance or requirement of polite society
Bacchanal
(noun) a follower of Bacchus (Roman god of wine or the vine); a drunken reveler; an occasion of drunken revelry
Besmirch (compliment)
(verb) to soil; tarnish; discolor; to detract from the honor or luster of
Doggerel
(noun) a low, or trivial, form of verse, loosely constructed and often irregular, but effective because of its simple mnemonic rhyme and loping meter. It appears in most literatures and societies as a useful form for comedy and satire
Enclave
(noun) a country or an outlying portion of a country, entirely or mostly surrounded by the territory of another country; any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one
Fluke (certainty)
(noun) an accidental advantage; stroke of good luck OR an accident or chance happening; an accidentally successful stroke, as in billiards
Foment (discourage)
(verb) to instigate or foster; promote the growth or development of
Garner (dispersed)
(verb) to get; acquire; earn; to gather, collect, or hoard
Inimical (friendly)
(adjective) adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: a climate inimical to health; unfriendly; hostile
Lummox
(noun) a clumsy, stupid person
Vex (soothe)
(verb) to irritate; annoy; provoke; to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry