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Big Test #3 (Word Work 8)
Terms in this set (80)
inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.
not showing proper respect; rude.
a tool with a heavy broad blade, used by butchers for chopping meat.
allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity)
a person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.
a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
awkward in movement or in handling things.
a sloping channel or slide for conveying things to a lower level.
a uniformed door attendant at a hotel, theater, or other building.
(especially of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky.
a large cup or goblet, typically used for drinking wine.
a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
the hard white fat on the kidneys and loins of cattle, sheep, and other animals, used to make foods including puddings, pastry, and mincemeat.
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.
a room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and other things used in worship are kept.
a place offered for people who are mentally unstable
relating to or used for formal events of a religious or public nature.
a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
(especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
an ancient burial mound; a barrow.
an antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.
(of punishment or a person in authority) permissive, merciful, or tolerant.
military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features
a portable combined video camera and video recorder.
a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.
an object or flat figure in an elongated rectangle or oval shape.
an important person, especially in a particular sphere.
a person who informs on another person to the police or other authority
a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject.
far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote.
fear of small spaces
a narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing.
to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.
an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
extend beyond or above a surface
a person or thing that demonstrates
a single step or degree in a process; a particular phase, period, position, etc., in a process, development, or series
of, like, or suffering from _________
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
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 _______)
a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet:
a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
o assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
to a higher degree than is usual or average.
refuse to agree to (a request).
give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one's identity.
a meeting of people face to face, especially for consultation.
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
(of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name.
complete disorder and confusion
a large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks.
deliberately cruel or violent.
unable to be seen; not visible to the eye.
make (something) visible, typically by uncovering it.
causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort.
small groups that make a squad
the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
accept something reluctantly but without protest
to recover or regain
an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence.
taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough
suffocating; oppressively close
to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble:
of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental:
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc
the branch of zoology dealing with the primates.
time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.
the gutters of a building.
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon:
anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
to seize with or as with the hands or claws; snatch:
inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.
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