Big Test #3 (Word Work 8)

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mutilated
inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.
Impertinent
not showing proper respect; rude.
Cleaver
a tool with a heavy broad blade, used by butchers for chopping meat.
rationed
allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity)
sissy
a person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.
sermon
a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
clumsy
awkward in movement or in handling things.
chute
a sloping channel or slide for conveying things to a lower level.
commissionaire
a uniformed door attendant at a hotel, theater, or other building.
bristling
(especially of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky.
chalice
a large cup or goblet, typically used for drinking wine.
verandah
a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
suet
the hard white fat on the kidneys and loins of cattle, sheep, and other animals, used to make foods including puddings, pastry, and mincemeat.
chasuble
a sleeveless outer vestment worn by a Catholic or High Anglican priest when celebrating Mass, typically ornate and having a simple hole for the head.
sacristy
a room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and other things used in worship are kept.
asylum
a place offered for people who are mentally unstable
ceremonial
relating to or used for formal events of a religious or public nature.
atheist
a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
pacifist
a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
cynical
believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
convoluted
(especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
tumulus
an ancient burial mound; a barrow.
vestibule
an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.
lenient
(of punishment or a person in authority) permissive, merciful, or tolerant.
reconnaissance
military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features
camcorder
a portable combined video camera and video recorder.
tones
a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.
oblong
an object or flat figure in an elongated rectangle or oval shape.
bigwig
an important person, especially in a particular sphere.
informer
a person who informs on another person to the police or other authority
dossier
a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject.
isolated
far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote.
claustrophobic
fear of small spaces
hutongs
a narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing.
deteriorate
to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.
conjecture
an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
protrude
extend beyond or above a surface
demonstrator
a person or thing that demonstrates
restaging
a single step or degree in a process; a particular phase, period, position, etc., in a process, development, or series
paranoid
of, like, or suffering from _________
corruption
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
fallout
the settling to the ground of airborne particles ejected into the atmosphere from the earth by explosions, eruptions, forest fires, etc., especially such settling from nuclear explosions (radioactive _______)
cynic
a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
revered
feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
turmoil
a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet:
dais
a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
vague
of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
contradicted
o assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically
extension
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
particularly
to a higher degree than is usual or average.
rejected
refuse to agree to (a request).
disguised
give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one's identity.
interview
a meeting of people face to face, especially for consultation.
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
anonymous
(of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name.
chaos
complete disorder and confusion
mammoth
a large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks.
vicious
deliberately cruel or violent.
invisible
unable to be seen; not visible to the eye.
exposed
make (something) visible, typically by uncovering it.
uncomfortable
causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.
contingent
small groups that make a squad
etymology
the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
acquiesce
accept something reluctantly but without protest
retrieved
to recover or regain
plaguing
an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence.
meticulous
taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough
stifling
suffocating; oppressively close
agitated
excited; disturbed.
quavering
to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble:
tentatively
of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental:
equanimity
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
faintness
lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc
primatology
the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.
leisure
time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.
guttering
the gutters of a building.
vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon:
lure
anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
clutched
to seize with or as with the hands or claws; snatch:
queasy
inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.
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