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

1/439

Click to flip

439 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Imprudent
Unwise or indiscreet; not prudent. "Printing the information about Valerie Plane was imprudent"
Attests
To affirm to be correct, true, or genuin. "The curator attested my signed jersey with a certificate of authenticity."
Spurious
Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false: The Matisse painting in our hall is not spurious, but no one believes me when I tell them.
Dogmatic
Characterized by applying rules or beliefs in a narrow-minded way: The teacher from my old school had a very dogmatic approach to literature; we had to analyze in a specific way and agree with all his interpretations.
Invidious
Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: "The subject of the death penalty is invidious and a couple I know broke up in an argument about it."
Eclectic
Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles
Impromptu
Prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance
Clandestine
Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. "the group performed illegal but clandestine ceremonies and stayed out of the public eye"
Reticent
Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself. "Sydney was a reticent girl. She didn't talk much and nobody knew much about her"
Sanguine
one who is cheerful or hopeful or confident. "Even through the most disasterous events, Kyle is sanguine."
Doctrinaire
A person inflexibly attached to a practice or theory without regard to its practicality.
Autonomous
Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent. "The autonomous robot is not controlled by a computer or by remote and makes its own decisions."
Intransigence
Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising
Fundamentalism
A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
Ambivalence
The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
Amorphous
Lacking definite form; shapeless "After Peter lost all his bones he was an amorphous blob"
Anarchy
Absence of any form of political authority "After the revolt there was anarchy and the lack of authority left the country in chaos"
Apathy
Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. "jaclyn is apathetic when it comes to politics, not knowing the views of those in power."
Achromatic
Designating color perceived to have zero saturation and therefore no hue, such as neutral grays, white, or black
Discord
Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension "The jury was in such discord that it was hung"
Excise
To remove by or as if by cutting. "the tag was excised from the shirt by way of scissors."
Antechamber
A smaller room serving as an entryway into a larger room
Anterior
Placed before or in front.
Antedate
To be of an earlier date than; precede in time
Premonition
A presentiment of the future; a foreboding
Antecede
to precede
Anteroom
An outer room that opens into another room, often used as a waiting room
Preclude
To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent: My parent's decision precluded my plans to see a movie.
Antecedent
Going before; preceding.
Subordinate
Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary. "The private is a subordinate of the general"
Subterfuge
A deceptive stratagem or device
Subservient
Subordinate in capacity or function
Subvert
To destroy completely; ruin: The graphics card subverted my attempts to use the computer.
Superficial
Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
Superlative
Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others
Supercede
To take the place of; replace.
Superfluous
Being beyond what is required or sufficient or necessary: Some might say that I have a superflous amount of electronics, but I deem them all necessary.
Superscript
A character set, printed, or written above and immediately to one side of another
Intravenous
Within or administered into a vein. "the needle was administered intravenously and left me bleeding after its removal."
Intracellular
Occurring or situated within a cell or cells
Intracranial
Occurring or situated within the cranium.
Extrinsic
Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous. "the decal was extrinsic to the car"
Confluence
A flowing together of two or more streams
Intercede
To plead on another's behalf
Heterodox
Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma
Panorama
An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area. "the wide angle lens captures the panoramic landscape"
Omniscient
Having total knowledge; knowing everything
Omnibus
A printed anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects.
Panacea
A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties. "many say that beer is a panacea even though it is more likely to to cause difficulties than cure them"
Omnipresent
Present everywhere simultaneously.
Omnipotent
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful
Nominal
Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names.
Assigned to or bearing a person's name
Benevolent
Characterized by or suggestive of doing good.
Benediction
A blessing.
Benign
Of a kind and gentle disposition. "fortunately the tumor is benign"
Malignant
Evil, harmful.
Circumlocution
The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language. : My first essay contained a good deal of circumlocution and not enough analysis.
Circumscribe
To draw a line around; encircle.
Circumnavigate
To proceed completely around. "It took the two balloonists 80 days to circumnavigate the earth"
Ascribe
To attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin
Lithograph
A print produced by lithography
Polygamy
The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time
lithography
A printing process in which the image to be printed is rendered on a flat surface, as on sheet zinc or aluminum, and treated to retain ink while the nonimage areas are treated to repel ink.
Autocrat
A ruler having unlimited power; a despot
Autonomy
The condition or quality of being autonomous; independence.
Autoimmune
Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own tissues, cells, or molecules.
Anachronism
The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order.
Periodontal
Surrounding or encasing a tooth
Contravene
To act or be counter to; violate
Devoid
Completely lacking; destitute or empty
Deplane
To disembark from an airplane.
Malediction
The calling down of a curse
Indict
To accuse of wrongdoing; charge
Vocative
Relating to, characteristic of, or used in calling
Vociferous
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry
Loquacious
Very talkative; garrulous.
Equilibrium
A condition in which all acting influences are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.
Equitable
Marked by or having equity; just and impartia
Carnal
Worldly or earthly; temporal
Nescient
Absence of knowledge or awareness; ignorance
Eulogy
A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
Euphemism
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive
Metabolism
The processing of a specific substance within the living body
Patricide
The act of murdering one's father
Tactile
Perceptible to the sense of touch
Intangible
Incapable of being perceived by the senses
Tangible
a. Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
Possible to touch.
Voracious
Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food
Anarchy
Absence of any form of political authority.
Oligarchy
Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families
Bureaucracy
Administration of a government chiefly through bureaus or departments staffed with nonelected officials
Synchronous
Occurring or existing at the same time
Telegraphy
Communication by means of the telegraph
Affluence
1)A great quantity 2)abundant wealth
Confluence
A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point
Influx
1.A flowing in 2.A mass arrival or incoming
Fluctuate
be unstable; have ups and downs;move in a wave-like pattern
Pathology
any deviation from a healthy or normal condition;the branch of medical science that studies the causes and
nature and effects of diseases
Psychopath
a person with an antisocial personality disorder
Pathos
a quality that arouses emotions;a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Vivid
evoking lifelike images within the mind;having striking color;
Lucid
transparently clear; easily understandable;
Elucidate
make clear and (more) comprehensible
Photon
a quantum of electromagnetic radiation; an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle
Vivacious
vigorous and active
Demographic
a statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of
human populations broken down by age or sex or income
etc.)
Anthropomorphic
suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
Demagogue
: an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
Androgyny
showing characteristics of both sexes
Polyandry
having more than one husband at a time
Achromatic
having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident ligh
Bellicose
having or showing a ready disposition to fight; After I spilled ink on his shoes, he seemed bellicose, and then he hit me.
Ambivalent
characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
Ambiguous
open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance
Neophyte
a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
Neologism
a newly invented word or phrase
Neoclassic
characteristic of a revival of an earlier classical style
Omnipotent
having unlimited power
Dynamo
An extremely energetic and forceful person
Heterodyne
Having alternating currents of two different frequencies that are combined to produce two new frequencies, the sum and difference of the original frequencies, either of which may be used in radio or television receivers by proper tuning or filtering.
Retrograde
Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed.
Retroactive
Influencing or applying to a period prior to enactment:
Retrospect
A review, survey, or contemplation of things in the past.
Circumspect
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
Punitive
Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment; punishing.
Hypoglycemia
An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
Hypotension
Abnormally low blood pressure.
Hypothyroid
Affected by or manifesting hypothyroidism
Hyperbole
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect
Hypertension
Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.
Hyperkinetic
Having or exhibiting hyperkinesia or hyperactivity.
Wildly fast-paced or excited; frenetic: a hyperkinetic sales pitch.
Somnambulist
someone who walks about in their sleep
Antiseptic
Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
Antigen
A substance that when introduced into the body stimulates the production of an antibody. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.
Antinomies
Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules.
Antipathy
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
Ectomorph
a person with a thin non-muscular body
Ectoderm
a) The outer layer of the blastoderm; epiblast.
(b) The external skin or outer layer of an animal or plant,
this being formed in an animal from the epiblast.
Ectoplasm
(a) The outer transparent layer of protoplasm in a developing
ovum.
(b) The outer hyaline layer of protoplasm in a vegetable
cell.
Ectopic
Out of place; congenitally displaced; as, an ectopic organ.
Endoscope
An instrument for examining the interior of the rectum, the
urethra, and the bladder.
Endogenous
Originating from within; increasing by internal
growth.
Endoplasm
the inner portion of the cytoplasm of a cell
Endocrine
the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by
the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific
effect
Deify
To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to
enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius
C[ae]sar was deified.
Sanction
To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
Sanctimonious
Feigning or pretending to be holy; sacred; saintly
Sacrosanct
must be kept sacred
Psychopath
someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an
antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once
widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
Psychosomatic
used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis
dystrophy
any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal
muscles
dystopia
: state in which the condition of life is extremely bad as
from deprivation or oppression or terror
dysphoria
abnormal depression and discontent
vertigo
a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
introvert
turn inside; "He introverted his feelings"
versatile
(used of persons) having many skills
2: having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements
are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition
extravert
a person concerned more with practical
realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
natal
relating to or accompanying birth; "natal injuries"; "natal
day"; "natal influences"
prenatal
Being or happening before birth.
nova
a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a
cloud and become more luminous in the process
amorous
: inclined toward or displaying love; "feeling amorous"
paramour
a woman's lover
anima
: (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external
persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
thermocouple
a kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different
metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at
the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a
fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the
circuit is proportional to the temperature difference
thermoelectric
involving or resulting from thermoelectricity
thermodynamic
Relating to thermodynamics; caused or operated by force due
to the application of heat.
culpable
deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or
injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior";
"censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"
exculpate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was
cleared of the murder charges"
culpa
Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit,
fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect
of intellect, dolus to defect of heart
diachronic
used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as
it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics
postmodern
of or relating to postmodernism; "postmodernist
architecture
posterior
adj : at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in
primates [ant: anterior]
n 1: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he
deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit
on your fanny and do nothing?"
deduct
v 1: make a subtraction [syn: subtract, take off] [ant: add]
2: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My
employer is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, recoup]
viaduct
v 1: place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the
Academy" [syn: invest, seat]
2: accept young people into society, usually with some rite;
fidelity
the quality of being faithfu
mesosphere
the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the
thermosphere
paraprofessional
a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who
assists a professional
paramedic
a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give
emergency medical treatment
protract
2. To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to
protract a decision or duty. --Shak.
3. (Surv.) To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and
angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.
4. (Zo["o]l.) To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can
protract its claws;
intractable
not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
detract
take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract
from his good character
reclusive
: withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial
reclusive life
trajectory
the path followed by an object moving through space
dejected
affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying
to look cheerful"
Abject
sunk to a low condition
abrade
to wear away the surface or some part of by friction
adroit
having skill under pressure `
articulate
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
ambiguous
having a double meaning; open to more than one meaning
bilateral
two-sided, having or formed of two sides
capitulate
to surrender or stipulate terms for surrender
carous
to drink excessively and in a boisterous or jovial manner
castigate
to punish severely, to criticize severely
chagrin
keen vexation,annoyance, embarrassment or mortification, as at one's failures or errors
charlatan
person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a fraud
circumspect
showing watchefulness, caution or careful consideration, prudent
Colloquial
pertaining or peculiar to common speech, informal, relating to conversation
complacent
pleased or satisfied with oneself and one's faults; eager to please
concession
anything granted or yielded; anything admitted to in response to claim or demand
conjecture
a guess based on inconclusive or incomplete information
dearth
a scarce supply; a famine
denizen
native inhabitant
dissent
disagreement, to withhold approval
epigraph
inscription; quatation at beginning of work or chapter
enumerate
to name one by one, to list
ephemeral
lasting for a very brief time
evanescent
fleeting, vanishing like vapor
extemporaneous
done or made without much preparation; prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text (as in speech); skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance
flippant
having a light, pert, trifling manner, not serious
furtive
stealthy or sly
galvanize
to imbue with life or animation
gregarious
sociable, seeking and enjoying the company of others
heretic
a person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly differs from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
ignoble
low in character, not noble in quality, character, or purpose; base or mean
impunity
freedom from punishment or harm
inscrutable
mysterious, difficult to understand
intermittent
temporary dicontinuance; starting and stopping at intervals
innate
possessed as an essential, inborn characteristic; inherent
inundate
to fill with an overflowing abundance; overwhelm
jocular
inclined to joking
jovial
someone who is marked by good cheer
laverate
to tear rudely or raggedly
lampoon
to attack with satire, mark harshly
lax
not stringent or energetic, lacking in structure or firmness
lethargy
prolonged sluggishness of body or mind
miser
one who lives very meakerly in order to hoard money
mollify
to soothe
monotonous
unchanging and tedious; spoken in an unvarying tone
palpable
perceptible by feeling or touch
pathogenic
causing disease
perturb
to disturb greatly
petulant
displaying impatience
placate
to lessen the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease
prodigal
rashly or wastefully extravagant; giving or given in abundance
rampant
growing climbing or running without restraint
recluse
one who lives in retirement or seclusion
sagacious
able to discern and distinguish with wisdom; sound judgement
slothful
lazy
stagnant
not flowing
stifle
to smother; to interrupt or cut off
subjugate
to conquer; enslave; to bring under control
succinct
concise, to the point
voluble
having a tendency towards wordiness, loquacious, verbose
squalor
filthy and wretched condition or quality, often associated with poverty
Propensity
A tendency or inclination.
concord
an agreement. peace. harmony
ambiguous
uncertain, doubtful, open to various interpretations.
dubious
doubtful
console
to comfort
Allocate
to distribute, set aside
amendable
willing to change, compliant
amenity
an item that increases comfort
appertain
to belong to, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession or natural relation
ardor
extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm
ascertain
to perceive, learn
atrophy
to wither away, decay
augment
to add to, expand
avarice
passion for getting and keep wealth, extreme greed
blandish
to coax by using flattery
brusque
somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech
catalyze
to charge, inspire; to ignite into action
censure
harsh criticism
commensurate
corresponding in size or amount
confluence
a gathering together
contentious
having a tendency to quarrel or dispute
contrite
penitent, eager to be forgiving
deprecate
to belittle
dither
to be indecisive
effulgent
radiant, splendorous
elucidate
to clarify, explain well
evince
to show or demonstrate clearly or convincingly
flux
a continuous moving on or passing by; constant change
forbearance
patience, restraint, tolerance
halcyon
calm, peaceful, serene
hyperbole
an obvious exaggeration, intentionally used for emphasis and not to be taken literally
idyllic
charmingly simple and carefree
insular
narrow-minded, parochial, isolated
ineffable
unspeakable, incapable of being expressed through words
innuendo
an insinuation, an implied statement
intransigent
stubborn, unwilling to compromise, inflexible
lurid
ghastly, sensational
maladroit
bungling; awkward, clumsy
mellifluous
sweet sounding; flowing smoothly
miasma
a noxious, dangerous or unwholesome emission into the atmosphere; an unwholesome influence
ostensible
appearing as such, seemingly so
patent
reading seen or understood, clear
penurious
miserly, stingy
perfidious
disloyal, unfaithful
pertinacious
stubbornly persistent
potable
suitable for drinking
puerile
juvenile, immature
quiescent
quiet, inactive
rapacious
plundering, greedy and excessive grasping
restive
resistant, stubborn, impatient
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
sophomoric
immature, uniformed
sovereign
having absolute authority in a certain realm
spartan
characterized by a plain, simple lifestyle; undaunted and disciplined
staid
sedate, serious, self-restrained
surmise
to infer or draw conclusions with little evidence
svelte
gracefully slender
tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch
tithe
a tax of one tenth
tocsin
an alarm, bell or other signal
torpor
a state of suspended activity; sluggishness
tractable
easily controlled
unctuous
oily, fervently and overly pious or moralistic; having a suave, smooth and insincere manner
usury
practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate
vacuous
lack of content or ideas, stupid
vicissitude
change in fortune
virtuoso
one who excels in an art; a highly skilled musical performer
vituperate
to scold harshly and abusively
virulent
poisonous; extremely injurious; deadly
visceral
based on deep emotional reaction rather than on reason or thought
vitriolic
bitterly scathing; harsh or corrosive in tone
vociferous
loud, boisterous
wanton
undisciplined, lewd
whit
a tiny particle
xyloid
resembling wood
zodiacal
pertaining to the heavens, especially to an imaginary belt over which celestial bodies pass
cognizant
Conscious or aware
ameliorate
to improve
Inane
stupid, empty, lacking sense
Anachronistic
being out of its proper historical time
Extrapolate
to deduce, to conclude
Byzantine
characterized by elaboarate qualities and design
Adroit
skilled, adept
Nefarious
wicked, villainous
Lackadaisical
showing lack of interest or spirit
Onerous
burdensome or oppressive
Slipshod
careless, slovenly
Tenacious
Determined ( stick-to-it-iveness)
Resolute
Resolved. Determined to do something.
Diplomatic
having the ability to negotiate tactfully.
Indiscriminate
Not having a preference
Conformist
Someone who conforms(to go with what the majority is doing). A follower
apolitical
having an indifference to politics
Seditous
Traitorous or rebelious against the government
insurrectionist
a rebel
Subversive
undermining, devious
Nonpartisan
not part of a party
precursor
Something that indicates the approach of something else.
Corollary
A natural consequence or result
Derision(F)
Ridiculing, scornful
conjecture(F)
the formation or expression of an opinion without sufficient evidence for proof.
injunction(F)
A judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed to do or not to do a particular thing.
peruse(F)
to examine closely
entreat(F)
to beg
assail(F)
to attack physically and violently
dejection(F)
depression
capacious(F)
spacious, roomy
ardent(F)
passionate
Albatross(F)
any of carious large webfooted, tube-nosed sea birds related to the petrels.
Suppliant(F)
someone who begs or prays for something
inexorable(F)
unyielding, unable to be persuaded or moved
Alusion(F)
reference
Industrious(F)
resourceful
forbear(F)
to refrain from, to stop from
Capitulate(F)
to give in or surrender
emaciated(F)
wasted away
impertinent(F)
bold, not respectful of authority
denote(F)
to be a mark or sign of
countenance(F)
appearance, face, look or expression
manifest(F)
to show
poignant(F)
keenly distressing to the mental or physical feelings
citation(F)
quote or excerpt from
cynical(F)
distrusting the motives of others
bafflement(F)
confusion
nostalgia(F)
longing for the past
Perquisite
an incidental emolument, fee, or profit over and above fixed income, salary, or wages
tribulation
grievous trouble; severe trial or experience
irreproachable
free from blame
paroxysm(F)
attack as of a disease, spasm
quell(F)
to supress, to calm
tyranny(F)
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power
folly(F)
state or quality of being foolish
fastidious(F)
hard to please
discernment(F)
acuteness of judgement
intonations(F)
to utter with a particular tone or modulation of voice
irrevocably(F)
that cannot be repealed or anulled
indefatigable(F)
incapable of being tired out
pittance(F)
a small allowance or sum for living expenses
subsistence(F)
existence
doting(F)
bestowing excessive love or fondness
hitherto(F)
up to this time
disconsolate(F)
without consolation
penury(F)
extreme poverty
vagrants(F)
one who wanders from place to place
chamois(F)
an agile goat like antelope
reverential(F)
of the nature of or characterized by reverance
ardour(F)
warmth of feeling , eagerness, zeal
smitten(F)
struck with a hard blow
sublime(F)
elevated or lofty in thought
turbulence(F)
irregular motion of the atmosphere
ample(F)
fully sufficient for the purpose or for needs
akin(F)
of kin
rapture(F)
ecstatic joy or delight
chivalry(F)
the ideal qualifications of a knight, such as courtesy, generosity, loyalty. etc.
sepulchre(F)
a tomb, grave or burial place
infidels(F)
an unbeliever
vehement(F)
eager, impetuous or impassioned in feeling, action, or speech
semblance(F)
outward aspect or appearance
entrench(F)
to establish in a strong position
Pliant(F)
Bending readily, flexible
Appease(F)
to bring to a state of peace
Brevity(F)
Shortness of time or duration
Disparaged(F)
to bring reproach or discredit upon
Empiric(F)
anyone who follows an emirical method
Extol(F)
to praise highly
Quixotic(F)
extravaganly chivalrous or romantic
Censure(F)
an expression of disaproval
Venality(F)
prostitution of talents or principles for money or reward
Naivete(F)
artless simplicity
Furtiveness(F)
taken, done, used by stealth
Ameliorate
To improve, to make better
Adroit
Skilled
nihilism
Total disbelief in religion or moral principles, non existence or nothingness.
paucity
scantiness
libelous
SlanderousI(written)
Boisterous
Loud, rowdy 2. stormy
Plaintive
Expressing sorrow or melancholy
Languorous
Slow, lacking vigor
Cacophonous
harsh, discordant
Brazen
Shameless, bold, harsh
Rumbunctious
unruly, disorderly
Sardonic
Bitterly sarcastic
Innovative
Creative
Diminutive
Small, tiny, a word that makes something small in an affectionate way
Gregarious
sociable
Ingratiating
Bringing oneself into another's favor
Affable
Friendly, easy going
Aloof
cool and reserved in manner
Demure
modest
Introverted/opposite of extroverted
More interested in oneself than external objects and people
Congenial
Agreeable, friendly, compatable
Temperament
disposition, personality
Obfuscate
confuse
Contentious
something which is being disputed
Pernicious
Causes distruction, something which is fatal