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

1/40

Click to flip

40 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
chattel
n.
1. Law. An article of movable personal property.
2. A slave.
taciturn
adj.
Habitually untalkative.
vapid
adj.
1. Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull: vapid conversation.
2. Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat: vapid beer.
condescended
intr.v.
1. To descend to the level of one considered inferior; lower oneself.
2. To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner.

condescended
condescending
condescends
revelations
n.

1. The act of revealing or disclosing.
2. Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.
3. Theology. A manifestation of divine will or truth.
culprit
n.

1. One charged with an offense or crime.
2. One guilty of a fault or crime.
vexation
n.

1. The act of annoying, irritating, or vexing.
2. The quality or condition of being vexed; annoyance.
3. A source of irritation or annoyance.
tacit
adj.

1. Not spoken: indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.
1a. Implied by or inferred from actions or statements: Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.
1b. Law. Arising by operation of the law rather than through direct expression.

2. Archaic. Not speaking; silent.
aloof
adj.
Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote: stood apart with aloof dignity.

adv.
At a distance but within view; apart.

aloofly adv.
aloofness n.
morbid
adj.

1.Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
1a.Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses” (Edgar Allan Poe).
2. Characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome thoughts or feelings: read the account of the murder with a morbid interest.
3. Gruesome; grisly.

morbidly adv.
morbidness n.
prowess
n.
1. Superior skill or ability.
2. Superior strength, courage, or daring, especially in battle.
bewilderment
n.
1.The condition of being confused or disoriented.
2.A situation of perplexity or confusion; a tangle: a bewilderment of lies and half-truths.
caricature
n.

1a. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
1b. The art of creating such representations.
2. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation: The trial was a caricature of justice.

tr.v. caricatured, caricaturing, caricatures
1. To represent or imitate in an exaggerated, distorted manner.
cordial
adj.

1. Warm and sincere; friendly: a cordial greeting; cordial relations.
2. Strongly felt; fervent: a cordial abhorrence of waste.
3. Serving to invigorate; stimulating.

n.
1. A stimulant; a tonic.
2. A liqueur.
noble
adj. nobler, noblest

1. Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.

2a. Having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor: a noble spirit.
2b. Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity: “What poor an instrument/May do a noble deed!” (Shakespeare).

3. Grand and stately in appearance; majestic: “a mighty Spanish chestnut, bare now of leaves, but in summer a noble tree” (Richard Jeffries).
4. Chemistry. Inactive or inert.
Innate
adj.

1. Possessed at birth; inborn.
2. Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent.
3. Of or produced by the mind rather than learned through experience: an innate knowledge of right and wrong.
Evasion
n.
1. The act or an instance of evading.
2. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
Feeble
adj. fee·bler, fee·blest

1a. Lacking strength; weak.
1b. Indicating weakness.
2. Lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; inadequate.
Inconspicuous
adj.

Not readily noticeable.
Undulate
v. un·du·lat·ed, un·du·lat·ing, un·du·lates
v. tr.
1. To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion.
2. To give a wavelike appearance or form to.

v. intr.
1. To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.
2. To have a wavelike appearance or form.
3. To increase and decrease in volume or pitch as if in waves.

adj.
Having a wavy outline or appearance: leaves with undulate margins
Infallible
adj.
1. Incapable of erring: an infallible guide; an infallible source of information.
2. Incapable of failing; certain: an infallible antidote; an infallible rule.
Ominous
adj.
1. Menacing; threatening: ominous black clouds; ominous rumblings of discontent.
2. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Oblivious
adj.
1. Lacking all memory; forgetful.
2. Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful.

obliviously adv.
obliviousness n.
Succinct
adj. succincter, succinctest

1. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style.

succinctly adv.
succinctness n.
Unobtrusive
adj.

Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.

unobtrusively adv.
unobtrusiveness n.
Turbulent
adj.
1. Violently agitated or disturbed; tumultuous: turbulent rapids.
2. Having a chaotic or restless character or tendency: a turbulent period in history.
3. Causing unrest or disturbance; unruly: turbulent, revolutionary undercurrents.
Congenital
adj.
3. Of or relating to a condition that is present at birth, as a result of either heredity or environmental influences: a congenital heart defect; congenital syphilis.
2. Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate
Acrimonious
adj.
1. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: an acrimonious debate between the two candidates.

acrimoniously adv.
acrimoniousness n.
Serene
adj.
1. Unaffected by disturbance; calm and unruffled. Calm.
2. Unclouded; fair: serene skies and a bright blue sea.

serenely adv.
sereneness n.
Complacently
adj.

1. Contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned: He had become complacent after years of success.
Eager to please; complaisant.



complacently adv.
Stealthy
adj. stealthier,stealthiest

1. Marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice. Secret.

stealthi·ly adv.
stealthi·ness n.
Impudent
adj.

1. Characterized by offensive boldness; insolent or impertinent. See Synonyms at shameless.
2. Obsolete. Immodest.

Impudently adv
Aridity
Aridity

n 1: a condition yielding nothing of value
2: a permanent absence of rainfall
Furtive
adj.

1. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.
2. Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty.
Sordid
adj.

1. Filthy or dirty; foul.
2. Depressingly squalid; wretched: sordid shantytowns.
3. Morally degraded: “The sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils” (James Joyce).
4. Exceedingly mercenary; grasping.

sordidly adv.
sordidness n.
Droned
v. droned, droning, drones

v. intr.
1. To make a continuous low dull humming sound: “Somewhere an electric fan droned without end”
2. To speak in a monotonous tone: The lecturer droned on for hours.
3. To pass or act in a monotonous way.

v. tr.
To utter in a monotonous low tone: “The mosquitoes droned their angry chant”
Recluse
n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.

adj.
Withdrawn from the world; reclusive.
Enunciated
v. enunciated, enunciating, enunciates

v. tr.
1. To pronounce; articulate.
2. To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
3. To announce; proclaim.

v. intr.
To pronounce words; speak aloud

enunciable adj.
enunciation n.
enunciative adj.
enunciatively adv.
enunciator n.
Savored
n.
1. The taste or smell of something.
2. A specific taste or smell.
3. A distinctive quality or sensation: enjoying the savor of victory.

v. savored, savoring, savors

v. intr.
1. To have a particular taste or smell: a dish that savors of curry.
2. To exhibit a specified quality or characteristic; smack: postures that savored of vanity.

v. tr.
1. To impart flavor or scent to; season: savored the bland soup with salt.
2. To taste or smell, especially with pleasure: savored each morsel of the feast.
3. To appreciate fully; enjoy or relish: I want to savor this great moment of accomplishment.


savorer n.
savorous adj.
Lament
v. la·ment·ed, la·ment·ing, la·ments
v. tr.

1. To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2. To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts

v. intr.
1. To grieve audibly; wail.
2. To express sorrow or regret

n.
1. A feeling or an expression of grief; a lamentation.
2. A song or poem expressing deep grief or mourning.

lamenter n.