40 terms

chapter 1-7

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administer
to give as treatment
askew
turned or twisted toward one side
assassinate
to murder a usually important person by as surprise or secret attack
associate
to connect in thought
aura
a special quality or impression associated with something
caress
to touch or stroke gently with affection or as with affection
claustrophobia
abnormal fear of being in closed or narrow spaces
comical
laughable; funny
confide
to show confidence by telling secrets
consult
to seek information from
fanfare
a short piece of music played by trumpets at the entry of a king or queen during a ceremony
fatigue
the uniform worn by members of the armed forces for physical labor
fender
a guard over a wheel of an automobile, motorcycl, or bicycle
forge
to make or imitate falsely especially with intent to deceive; counterfeit
gauge
an instrument for measuring, testing, or registering
hectic
filled with excitement, activity, or confusion
immensity
unusal largeness in size or extent or number
impale
to pierce with or as if with something pointed
impression
a memory or belief that is vague or uncertain
insignificant
of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
interval
a period of time between events or states: pause
lurk
to lie concealed; to be a hidden threat
momentum
the amount or force of motion in a moving body
nauseous
distasteful to the mind or senses; repulsive
obliterate
to remove or destroy completely: wipe out
omen
a happening believed to be a sign or warning of some future event
philosophical
calm and stoical, especially in the face of difficulties or disappointments
postpone
put off (as an action or event) until a later time
raid
search for something needed or desired
raucous
behaving in a rough and noisy way
recede
to move back or away
remembrance
something that is remembered; reminiscence
sentinel
a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
suffocation
the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
sulfur
the chemical element of atomic number 16, a yellow combustible nonmetal
suspend
to stop or do away with for a time
tentative
hesitant, uncertain
venture
to face the risks and danger of
vista
a distant view through an opening or along an avenue: prospect
voluntary
done, given, or made with one's own free will