25 terms

King Vocab

Rankle (Verb)
to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in
Parochial (Adjective)
of or pertaining to parish or parishes
Ideology (Noun)
body of doctrine, myth, or belief that guides an individual, social movement, class, or large group
Dissemble (Verb)
to give false appearance, to conceal one's true motives or beliefs
Autocracy (Noun)
government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others
Inert (Adjective)
lacking the ability or strength to move
Theocracy (Noun)
a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God
Faction (Noun)
a group or clique within a larger group
Diabolic (Adjective)
devilish, wicked; qualities of the devil
Malign (Verb)
to speak harmful untruths about; slander
Maraud (Verb)
roam in search of plunder
Remiss (Adjective)
negligent, careless
Prodigious (Adjective)
extraordinary in amount, extent, degree, size, or force
Smirch (Verb)
to discolor or soil, spot or smudge
Perpetuate (Verb)
to make something continue indefinately
Abominations (Noun)
something horrible; object of disapproval
Innate (Adjective)
present from birth; relating to qualities someone is born with
Ingratiate (Verb)
to seek to please someone in order to gain an advantage
Corroborate (Verb)
to make more certain; to confirm
Begrudge (Verb)
to envy or resent someone
Clamor (Noun)
loud outcry
Covenant (Noun)
an agreement (formal) between two people to do or not to do something
Formidable (Adjective)
causing fear or dread
Providence (Noun)
protective care and guidance of God over creatures of the earth
Predilection (Noun)
the tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality