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english 11 vocab
Terms in this set (75)
1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
2. liveliness; brisknessmu
1. something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected; uneven, irregular
1. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity
2. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless
1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible
2. not to be spoken due to its sacredness; unutterable
1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship
2. having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantages
1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.
2. wonderful or marvelous
3. abnormal; monstrous
1. to authorize, approve, or allow
2. to impose a sanction on; penalize, especially by way of discipline
1. authoritative permission or approval, as for an action
2. something that gives binding force, as to an oath or rule of conduct
to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
1. an ideal place or state
2. any visionary system of political or social perfection
1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic
2. leading an unsettled or carefree life
3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless
1. a person without a permanent home who wanders from place to place; nomad
2. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue
1. to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness or condescension "to vouchsafe a reply to a question"
2. to allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness
3. to condescend; deign
a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy or attain a goal through advance over an adversary
not resolute; doubtful; infirm or purpose; vacillating
1. degenerate state, character, or behavior
2. the process of degenerating; decline
1. to flow out, issues, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; emit
existing, but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed
1) appearance, esp. a facial expression
2) the face; visage
3) approval or favor; encouragement; moral support
1. to permit or tolerate
2. to approve, support, or encourage
1. a great number; host
2. a crowd;throng
the highest point; summit; peak
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine
1. having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp
2. abrupt in address or manner
3. slow in perception or understanding; obtuse
1. to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of
2. to become or make blunt
unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall; audacity; nerve
1. to make or declare sacred or venerable; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity or honor
2. to devote or dedicate to some purpose
to reduce in quality or value; adulterate; lower in rank, dignity, or significance
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.
1. conduct; behavior; deportment.
2. facial appearance; mien.
1. impertinent; impudent; tactless
2. hasty; rash; impetuous
3. energetic or highly spirited, especially in an irreverent way; zesty
4. (used especially of wood) brittle
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
the act or ends by which atonement or reparation is made
1. a blustering, domineering person; a bully
2. (Classical Mythology) the eldest son of Priam and husband of Andromache: the greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.
to treat with insolence; bully; torment
disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
1. extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act
2. infamous character, conduct, act, or circumstance
an act or instance of praise; eulogy; tribute.
1. to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, or crushing: The coat sleeve was mangled in the gears of the machine.
2. to spoil; ruin; mar badly
to soften in feeling, temper, severity, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving
to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval
requital according to merits or deserts, especially as retaliation or consequence for evil.
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2. dark or gloomy.
3. infernal; hellish
of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening
1. actively poisonous; intensely noxious
2. violently or spitefully hostile or malicious
grievous distress, affliction, or trouble
1. strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition; especially for a specific goal
to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit
subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic
unpleasantly cramped, confined, or closed in
1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished.
2. conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy
3. lofty; high
4. prominent; projecting; protruding
1. a carriage.
2. a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
3. outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
1. a body of troops stationed in a fortified place.
2. the place where such troops are stationed.
3. any military post, especially a permanent one.
1. the state of being great satisfied
2. a source of pleasure or satisfaction
1. not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.
2. holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.
1. respect or reverence paid or rendered
2. something done or given in acknowledgment or consideration of the worth of another
a moving force; impulse; stimulus
lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other; individuality/individual existence
belonging to a thing by its very nature
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a labyrinth.
2. complicated; tortuous
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
1. to fold, twist, or wind
1. extremely or impassably steep
2.. of the nature of or characterized by precipices
1. the laying of a claim to something, esp. dignity, importance, or merit.
2. a claim or title to something.
3. Often, pretensions. a claim made, especially indirectly or by implication, to some quality, merit, or the like
lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life; deprivation
1. lying down; reclining; leaning.
2. inactive; idle.
1. an act or instance of occurring or appearing again.
2. return to a previous condition, habit, subject
1. insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant
2. seldom met with; rare
1. the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
2. solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care.
3. an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness:
to utter a soliloquy; talk to oneself.
1. occurring or coming later or after
2. following in order or succession; succeeding:
1. pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
2. of or pertaining to land as distinct from water.
not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled.
1. evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor
2. tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive.
3. changeable; mercurial; flighty
4. tending to fluctuate sharply and regularly
5. fleeting; transient
1. to roll about or lie in water, snow, mud, dust, or the like, as for refreshment
2. to live self-indulgently; luxuriate; revel.
3. to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficulty.
4. to surge up or billow forth, as smoke or heat