How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

50 terms

Exam Study King

STUDY
PLAY
nemesis
agent of retribution, a just punishment
quixotic
Romantic and idealistic, but impractical
tawdry
gaudy, cheap, or showy
philippic
a bitter verbal attack
avaricious
excessively greedy
debonair
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
lachrymose
sad; mournful; inclined to shed many tears
bilious
bad-tempered; bitter
baleful
deadly or sinister
clandestine
secret, concealed; underhanded
camaraderie
good will and warm feelings among friends
cabal
a clique; a small group joined in a secret intrigue; a conspiracy
detente
the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
liason
(n) the contact or means of communication between groups; someone acting as such a contact; any close relationship; a thickening or binding agent used in cooking
charlatan
fraud; quack; con man
ornithologist
a zoologist who studies birds
entomologist
a scientist who studies insects
osteopath
one who treats ailments by placing pressure on bones and nerves.
adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
protection, sponsorship
narcissism
excessive love of one's body or oneself
herculean
very difficult; requiring the strength of Hercules
bacchanal
a drunken reveler
aberrant
Deviating from what is normal or expected
catharsis
the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
subliminal
below the threshold of conscious perception
archetype
a prototype or original model
anachronism
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
antebellum
before the war
ephemeral
short-lived
augury
the art of prophecy; an omen
diurnal
daily
atavism
resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
abut
border upon; adjoin
bane
something causes misery or death
knell
the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
svelte
gracefully slender
thrall
slave; bondage
tryst
a secret meeting of lovers
phil
love of
vict
to conquer
arch
first, chief, ancient, ruler of government
dei
god
seq
to follow
bell
beautiful, war
ped
foot
flect
to bend; curve
ter
earth
rog
to ask
graph
write