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32 terms

Englich 8CP Vocab 2

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chivalric
gentlemanly; pertaining to chivalry - the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor and dexterity in arms
suffused
to be spread through with, as with a liquid, color, etc.
unfathomable
not able to be fathomed or completely understood; incomprehensible
imprudence
lacking prudence; lacking discretion or wisom; incautious; rash
myriad
a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things
lethargic
affected with lethargy (apathetic, inactive, etc.); drowsy; sluggish
impunity
exemption from punishment; without fear or punishment
churlishness
like a churl (a rude peasant or miser); boorish; rude
conciliatory
tending to conciliate (to overcome the distrust or hostility of; win over)
disingenuous
lacking in frankness, candor or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous
illicit
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful
derision
ridicule; mockery (adj. derisive)
pensive
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful
incredulous
not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical
melee
a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people
urbane
having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities; reflecting elegance, sophistication, etc.
impudent
characterized by impertinence or effrontery; disrespectful of authority
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
proprietary
of our relating to an owner or ownership
impotent
lacking power or ability; without force or effectiveness
effusive
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
docility
easily managed or handled; tractable; compliance
surreptitious
obtained, done, made, etc. by stealth or secret or in unauthorized way
imminent
likely to occur at any moment; impending
eminent
high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished
contrite
caused by or showing sincere remorse
unassailable
not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument
subservient
serving or acting in a subordinate capacity
lament
to feel or express sorrow or regret for
cantankerous
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish
indolent
having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful
beleaguered
beset with difficulties; surrounded by military forces/under attack