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25 terms

Emerson: "Self Reliance" Quiz 5

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Admonition
noun
counsel, caution, a warning
Bards
noun
poets
Muse
noun
the genius or powers characteristic of a poet
Oracles
pl.noun
divine communications or revelations
Piquancy
noun
liveliness; tartness
Nonchalance
noun
cool indifference or lacking concern
Conciliate
verb
be charming, bring disputing sides together
Absolve
verb
forgive somebody
Constitution
noun
character or condition of mind
Ephemeral
adj
lasting a short time; transitory
Capitulate
verb
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
Malice
noun
the desire or intent to do harm
Philanthropy
noun
love for humanity, desire to benefit humanity
Mean
adj
low or inferior in grade, quality, or character
Chagrin
verb
make angry for being let down (noun- anger at being let down)
Obsequious
adj
overly compliant or deferential
Mendicant
adj
characteristic of a beggar
Sycophantic
adj
seeking favor by flattery
Plastic
adj
capable of being molded or shaped
Permeable
adj
allowing substances through
Husbandry
noun
farming, frugal management
Docility
noun
submissiveness
Bereave
verb
to deprive
Timorous
adj
fearful
Deign (to...)
verb
to condescend