103 terms

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gelatinous
thick like gelatin
translucency
the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely
debauch
to corrupt
lurid
shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
floodlight
light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; 투광 조명
harangue
a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture
deportation
the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
interlude
a period of time between two events
prodigy
an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality
feral
wild and menacing
obsolete
no longer in use
neurotic
an emotionally unstable person; emotionally unstable
tepid
moderately warm
voluptuous
having strong sexual appeal
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
bliss
a state of extreme happiness
annihilate
to destroy completely
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
reprisal
an injury done in return for injury
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
fecundity
The physical ability to reproduce
cooly
an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
armament
military supplies and weapons; the process of arming for war
latent
hidden, present but not realized
dilapidated
falling apart or ruined, run-down
antiseptic
clean and honest
impoverish
to make poor; to take away
empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
regimented
strictly controlled
espionage
the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets
ravage
(usually plural) a destructive action
drudgery
work that is hard and tiresome
confer
have a conference in order to talk something over; To grant or bestow
stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
quasi-
resembling; seeming; half
stagnate
stand still
privation
a state of extreme poverty
stratosphere
성층권
expend
use up, consume fully
morale
the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
adulation
servile flattery
orgiastic
having to do with any wild, unrestrained activity
spurious
intended to deceive
preponderance
a superiority in numbers or amount
diminution
the act of decreasing or reducing something
minuteness
precision, attnetion to detail; the state of being tiny
projectile
a weapon that is thrown or projected
undertake
accept as a charge
exterminate
kill en mass
obliterate
to destroy completely
tenet
an opinion, belief, or principle held to be true
execrate
curse; express abhorrence for; detest
barbarous
uncivilized or primitive; characterized by brutality or savagery
precaution
a measure taken in advance to prevent harm
inimical
Hostile, unfriendly
interstellar
between or among stars
imposture
assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
ruminant
any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
intact
undamaged in any way
sobering
serious
brawny
strong, muscular
intermittent
stopping and starting at intervals
adherent
a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to
fraternity
brotherhood
assail
launch an attack or assault on
antiquity
ancient times
perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasting
pendulum
something that hangs and swings back and forth
avaricious
greedy for riches
cardinal
serving as an essential component
overt
open and observable
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
collectivism
Collectivism is the political belief that a country's industries and services should be owned and controlled by the state or by all the people in a country. Socialism and communism are both forms of collectivism.
expropriate
To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself.
phraseology
the way in which something is expressed; style
perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasting
singly
one by one
latent
hidden, present but not realized
apex
the highest point (of something)
titular
of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
stratify
To layer or separate into layers
proletarian
a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
ablest
most capable
essence
The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
mystique
an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
respite
a pause from doing something (as work)
dissipate
move away from each other
inimical
not friendly
contortionist
person who can twist his or her body into odd postures
subsidiary
serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
repress
to hold back; to put down or check by force
mutability
the quality of being capable of mutation
tamper
play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
oblivion
total forgetfulness
indispensable
unavoidable
ossify
to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
concession
a point conceded or yielded
rational
(adj.) based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible, reasonable
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
prod
poke or thrust abruptly
villify
to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously
solidarity
a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
paraphernalia
personal belongings; equipment