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71 Cards in this Set

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imbue
v.) inspire; instill
menials
n.) servants; someone who does work of low status
idolatry
n.) excessive admiration for someone or something.
abstruse
adj.) obscure, difficult to understand
ethereal
adj.) exquisite, heavenly
volutes
n.) spirals like a whorl of a snail.
contention
n.) a strongly held belief
prodigious
adj.) great in amount or size; impressive, marvelous
bemused
adj.) confused
lascivious
adj.) lewd; provoking or exciting lust
rankly
v.) irritate or annoy
maraud
v.) to roam around carrying out violent attacks
ameliorate
v.) to improve or make something better
crone
n.) an offensive term referring to a "hag-like" woman
menacingly
adv.) done in a threatening way.
befuddled
adj.) confused
effrontery
n.) shameless confidence; bold attitude that is arrogant.
righteous
adj.) virtuous; moral; honorable
transfix
v.) to render motionless, usually with fear
gaunt
adj.) extremely thin and bony in appearance; sickly
reprieve
n.) to stop or postpone somebody's punishment
penitence
n.) regret or sorrow for having committed sins
purge
v.) to free from guilt or sin;
succor
n.) aid, relief
cur
n.) wretch, dog
vehemently
adv.) intensely, forcefully, passionately
quail
v.) to shrink back, retract
mite
n.) a small creature or amount
remiss
adj.) lax
inveigle
v.) to win over with trickery
stratagem
n.) a scheme or trick
malignity
n.) intense ill will or hatred.
sanctity
n.) holiness
atheism
n.) disbelief in god
tabernacle
n.) a place of worship; container for holy bread and wine.
cote
n.) shelter
smite/smote
v.) to hit or strike with force
lament
v.) to mourn
dross
n.) residue, sludge, useless matter.
cleave
v.) to split or cut a path through something
lamentation
n.) complaint; mourning
sequester
v.) to put in isolation; to confiscate
opulence
n.) splendor; wealth
precipice
n.) a high or steep rock face
chivalry
n.) honor; code of moral conduct
insinuate
v.) imply; state indirectly
impediment
n.) obstacle; something hindering progress
harbinger
n.) a messenger, something foreshadowing future
capacious
adj.) roomy; spacious; voluminous
magnanimously
adv.) honorably; nobly, generously
formidable
adj.) intimidating; inspiring fear or dread
imbibe
v.) drink; digest
crucible
n.) a severe test or challenge
persecute
v.) to harass, usually due to one's relgious beliefs
predilection
n.) preference or inclination
paradox
n.) something absurd or contradictory
ideology
n.) a set of beliefs or values
abomination
n.) something horrible, immoral, disgusting
aquiline
adj.) curved and pointed like an eagle
idolatry
n.) excessive admiration for someone or thing
erudition
n.) knowledge acquired through study and reading
anomaly
n.) something unexplained, irregularity
peremptorily
adv.) urgently
eloquence
n.) notable speaking ability;
tumult
n.) noisy commotion
emaciated
adj.) lanky
placidity
n.) state of calm
caprice
n.) sudden change or action
poignant
adj.) causing sadness or pity
convalescent
adj.) recovering from illness
ethereal
adj.) exquisite; heavenly