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

1/16

Click to flip

16 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
deride (v)
(v)
To laugh at with contempt
To subject to ridicule

She was inclined to deride Mr Hemingway's mania for firearms...
sybarite (n)
(n)
A person devoted to luxury and pleasure
trammel (n) (v)
(n)

1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.

2. A shackle usedfor making a horse amble.

3. Something that impedes activity, progress or freedom.

4. An instrument used for drawing ellipses

5. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine

(v)

1. To entangle (as in a net)
2. To hamper / hinder activity
capacious (adj)
(adj)

Able to contain much,

Roomy / Spacious
venial (adj)
(adj)

Capable of being forgiven
Pardonable / excusable
evanescent (adj)
(adj)
Liable to vanish or pass away like vapour

Fleeting
unctuous (adj)
(adj)

1. Of the nature or quality or an ointment, i.e. fatty / oily / greasy

2. Having a smooth,greasy feel

3. Insincerely or excessively suave
canorous (adj)
(adj)

Richly melodious, pleasant sounding, musical
bagatelle (n)
(n)

1. A trifle, of no importance

2. A short, light musical / literary piece

3. A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table
peccadillo (n)
(n)

A slight offense, a petty fault
expatiate (v)
(v)

1. To speak or write at length / in detail

2. To move about freely / wander
tyro (n)
(n)

A beginner in learning / a novice
schadenfreude (n)
(n)

A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others
vicissitude (n)
(n)

1. Regular change / succession from one thing to another

2.Irregular change / mutation

3.A change in condition or fortune
truculent (adj)
(adj)

1. Fierce / savage / ferocious

2. Cruel / destructive / ruthless
ephemeral (adj)
(adj)

1. Beginning and ending in one day

2. Short-lived