Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/55

Click to flip

55 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
mien
dignified manner or conduct
sagacity
ability to make good judgments
evanescent
Of short duration; passing away quickly.
peradventure
Perhaps; perchance.
talisman
An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.
preternaturally
Out of or being beyond the normal course of nature; differing from the natural.
prolixity
Tediously prolonged; wordy
foolscap
a size of paper used especially in Britain
alchemy
seemingly magical power or process of transmuting
nepenthe
Something that induces forgetfulness of sorrow or eases pain
pristine
Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization.
Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean
profane
Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use
lethe
A condition of forgetfulness; oblivion.
ascetic
A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
cabalistic
Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult:
importunate
Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating
etherealized
To make or become Highly refined; delicate
sominiferous
Inducing sleep; soporific.
efficacious
Producing or capable of producing a desired effect
impalpable
Difficult to perceive or grasp by the mind.
somnambulism
walking by a person who is asleep
tremulous
Timid or fearful; timorous
erudite
Characterized by erudition; learned
portent
Something amazing or marvelous; a prodigy
despotic
A person who wields power oppressively; a tyrant
petulant
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish
hornbook
An early primer consisting of a single page protected by a transparent sheet of horn, formerly used in teaching children to read.
propinquity
Proximity; nearness.
Kinship.
Similarity in nature
ignominy
Great personal dishonor or humiliation
sedulous
Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous.
scrofula
A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck,
contiguity
the attribute of being so near as to be touching
physiogonomy
The art of judging human character from facial features
cankered
Ulceration of the mouth and lips
colloquy
A conversation, especially a formal one
latitude
Freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations
dryad
divinity presiding over forests and trees; a wood nymph.
irrefragable
Impossible to refute or controvert; indisputable
morions
A black or blackish brown form of smoky quartz.
probity
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
animadversion
Strong criticism.
manifold
Many and varied; of many kinds
plebian
Unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar
Templars
A lawyer or student of law having chambers in the Temple in London.
pillory
wooden framework on a post, with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn as punishment
lurid
Causing shock or horror; gruesome.
pathos
A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
portent
An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen
gules
The color red, indicated on a blazon by vertical lines.
escutcheon
An ornamental or protective plate
antipathy
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
necromancer
The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
My milkshake brings all the WHAT to the WHERE
BOYS TO THE YARD
and their WHAT are better than WHOSE
LIVES are better than YOURS
I am going to get a what on the test
A+