English Vocab. cont. (2)
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to destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of; so subject to severe embarrassment
calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments
a useless act or gesture
having no fixed course, characterized by lack of insistency or regularity
intensely emotional, deeply felt, forcibly expressed
offensive to the senses and especially to sight, exceedingly ugly
strange or clumsy in shape or appearance, lacking in polish and grace, awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner, or behavior
very angry; discolored by bruising
the front of a building, also any face of a building given special architectural treatment; false appearance or effect
to detect with the eyes or other senses; recognize or identify as separate and distinct
to accept as true, valid, or accurate; to acknowledge hesitantly
to accept without objection, to bear patiently
marked by compact precise expression without wasted words
to assert as valid or confirmed
incapable of being avoided or evaded
tending to calm, moderate or tranquilize nervousness or excitement
directed by each toward the other or the others, having the same feelings one for the other; shared in common
having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward; set in a bent position.
one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes, pharmacist
dutiful to obligations, especially to superiors
place where one spits
having, showing, or arising from intense, often vicious, ill will, spite, or hatred
a severe or formal punishment
a person who leads a secluded or solitary life
viewing the future with anxiety or alarm
shortness of duration; especially shortness or conciseness of expression
having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows
shrouded in or hidden by darkness, not clearly seen or easily distinguished
obtained underhandedly, sneaky
an uncivilized person especially in regards to religion
choice of words especially with regard to correctness, clearness, or effectiveness
to rise or become thrown or raised up
of, relating to, or suggestive of a wild beast
unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion
not likely to happen
stamp out, get rid of
denoting a number of persons or things considered as one group or whole
of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life
a group of persons chosen to represent others
prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance
to suffer ill health
to produce as yield
a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose
the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner
the animal characteristic of a region, period, or special environment
the most typical example or representative
to lower in rank or reputation
to throw into disorder or disarray
life characteristic of a region, period, or special environment
supreme power especially over a body politic
to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another
to drive away by or as if by scattering
point of view
an individual, item, or part considered typical of a group, class, or whole
a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption
to come together and unite in a common interest or focus
concerned that even the smallest details should be just right; easily disgusted by things that are not perfectly clean; showing disdain or scorn.
somebody who violently attacks somebody else.
a group of people chosen to make executive decisions for an organization; daily meals provided at the place where somebody lives, usually for money or in return for work.
the owner of a commercial enterprise or business establishment such as a store, hotel, or restaurant; he legal owner of something.
brave, determined, and impossible to defeat or frighten
to become unsure and hesitant; to lose strength, power or vitality; to move unsteadily; to speak or say something hesitatingly
to accomplish something by being clever and creative; to make or invent something clever, especially from whatever materials are available; to formulate clever or deceitful schemes.
a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation; a person's employment or main occupation, especially one requiring dedication; a trade or profession.
to impress ideas, principles, or teachings gradually on somebody's mid
end the validity or operation of.
a person who emigrates.
tending to mutiny; rebellious.
having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
insult by treating them without proper respect or attention
bad-tempered and sulky
sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious; giving or given in profusion.
to be carried off by force.
a person's death; the end or failure of something.
past tense of bid.
well educated and very knowledgeable
a light reddish brown
a persistent and strong desire, usually for somebody or something unattainable or not within reach
to set fire to; to show or cause a strong emotion
large enough, great enough or distinct enough to be noticed
narrow shelf; raised surface underwater such as a reef, especially near a shore
The impressive beauty of somebody or something; impressive richness
to persuade or influence somebody to do or think something; to make the process of labor begin
cultured and polite in habits, tastes or appearance; made purer by industrial refining
to move clumsily or heavily
vitally important, especially in determining the outcome, progress, or success of something
a series of sung or spoken prayers; a long and repetitious list of things such as complaints or problems
to be overwhelmed by happiness, excitement or adoration; to experience a sudden and usually brief loss of consciousness
a small porch at the entrance to a house; to walk or stand in a bent position
somebody guilty of the legal offense of vagrancy; somebody who never stays in one place for a long time
a statement or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory but in fact may be true
someone who is very demanding and not easy to pacify; impossible to satisfy or relieve something especially a physical appetite
a person, animal, or plant related to one that lived in the past
the suppression of all or part of a publication, play or film considered offensive or a threat to security
to rebuke somebody mildly but earnestly; to advise somebody to do or not to do something
exceptionally or notably small
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