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

1/29

Click to flip

29 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to gravity.
levity-
Incapable of being recalled or revoked; unchangeable; irreversible; unalterable; as, an irrevocable promise or decree; irrevocable fate.
irrevocable-
Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant
supercilious-
Having qualities or characteristics more often associated with women than men.
effeminate-
Inclined to make trouble; unruly
fractiousness-
Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
wan-
To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice
extemporizing-
Having a soothing, calming, or tranquilizing effect; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement
sedative-
Putting an end to all debate or action
peremptorily-
Extravagant wastefulness.
prodigality-
Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate
impetuously-
Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable
convivial-
A deceptive stratagem or device
subterfuges-
Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant
insolent-
Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct
punctilious-
A prince, chief, or ruler in India or the East Indies
rajah-
An inhabitant; a resident
denizen-
To plunder; sack
harrowed-
A visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more
vestige-
A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming
reveries-
A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement
ramifications-
To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely
precipitately-
Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty
portentous-
One who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person
libertine-
A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner
prig-
Suggestive; reminiscent
redolent-
Not inherent but added extrinsically
adventitious-
A satire or lampoon, especially one that ridicules a specific person, traditionally written and posted in a public place
pasquinade-
Of the same size, extent, or duration as another
commensurate-