40 terms

Pygmalion and TTC vocab

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abnegate
to refuse or deny oneself (something)
amiable
friendly
belligerent
hostile and aggressive
besmirch
to soil or tarnish
blackguard
a scoundrel or criminial
chateau
a French castle or mansion
consort
a companion or escort
discourse
verbal expression; conversation
draught
a current of air (usually cold)
eccentric
strange; peculiar; weird
edifice
a large building
epoch
a remarkable period of time
extort
to obtain by force or threats
fidelity
loyalty or faithfulness
gossamer
something delicate light, or flimsy
ignoble
not honorable; lacking quality
impetuous
impulsive
incommodious
uncomfortable or inconvenient
incorrigible
bad beyond correction
incredulity
showing disbelief
indignant
expressing anger (at something offensive)
infamous
notorious, famous for bad things
inundate
to overwhelm; to flood (with water or work)
laconic
concise
mendacity
untruthfulness
pallor
extreme or unnatural paleness
plight
a bad or unfortunate situation
portend
to forecast
presumptuous
going beyond what is proper; excessively forward
incarnate
given bodily form; embodied in flesh
prodigal
rashly, wastegully, or recklessly extravagant
purgatory
a temporary place or condition of suffereing
rejoinder
an answer (or reply) to a reply
retinue
the retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person
rhetoric
a style of speaking or writing
sanguine
cheerful or red
slovenly
untidy or dirty
sublime
supreme; elevated or lofty in thought
torrent
a stream of flow of words/water
unscrupulous
having no morals or principles