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18 terms

WW ch.11

Wordly Wise chapter 11
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augment
to increase in size, amount or degree
benign
kind; gracious; gentle

favorable; not threatening
connoisseur
a person with extensive knowledge, especially of the fine arts; a person of refined taste
discern
to detect with the eyes

to understand or comprehend

to recognize as seperate or different
discerning
having good judgement; perceptive
embelish
to make beautiful by adding decorative elements

to add fictitious details to
execute
to carry out; to perform

to create, as a work of art

to put to death as a legal penalty
exemplify
to illustrate by being an example of
grotesque
so distorted or strange as to appear bizarre or comical
hallowed
greatly respected; holy; sacred
impersonate
to assume the character or appearence of

to mimic
malevolent
showing ill will or hatred; producing harm or evil
malevolence
a feeling or expression of ill will
ornate
heavily and elaboratley decorated
pastoral
having to do with sheperds and herders

relating to country life, and often presented as charmingly simple
precarious
not safe or secure; dangerously uncertain
renown
fame; honor
renowned
famous; honored