35 terms

Song of Solomon and Orwell's Collected Essays

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truculent (adj)
eager or quick to argue
garrulous (adj)
excessively talkative
guileless (adj)
innocent and without deception.
dogma (noun)
principle(s) set down by authority
suffuse (verb)
gradually spread through or over
irrevocable (adj)
not able to be changed
amanuensis (noun)
literary/artistic assistant -- copes manuscripts
impugn (verb)
dispute the truth
wizened (adj)
shriveled
cupola (noun)
small dome
filial (adj)
of or like a son or daughter
onyx (noun)
A semiprecious variety of agate with different colors in layers.
snigger (noun)
smothered or half-suppressed laugh
voile (noun)
semitransparent thin fabric
acolyte (noun)
a person assisting in a celebratory religious service or procession
antipathy (noun)
deep feeling of dislike
arrant (adj)
complete, utter
ascetic (adj)
characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self discipline
assiduous (adj)
showing great care of perseverance
avaricious (adj)
having or showing extreme greed for wealth of material gain
capricious (adj)
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
debauchery (noun)
excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure
egregious (adj)
outstandingly bad; shocking, extreme
euphemism (noun)
an indirect word or expression substituted for one too harsh and blunt
equivocal (adj)
open to more than one interpretation
incorporeal (adj)
not composed of matter
indefatigable (adj)
persisting tirelessly
ignominious (adj)`
deserving or causing public disgrace
insularity (adj)
lacking contact with other people
loquacity (adj)
talkative
platitude (noun)
remark or statement with moral content
phantasmagoric (noun)
sequence of real or imaginary images (like those in a dream)
querulous (adj)
complaining a whining manner
urbane (adj)
suave, refined manner
wheedling (verb)
employ endearments to persuade someone