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

1/49

Click to flip

49 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
swamp
morass
frequent and widespread
prevalent
deserted
forlorn
distinct
articulate
to frustrate
balk
a scolding woman
termagent
dangerously uncertain or unstable
precarious
to kneel in humility
prostrate
impossible to capture or invade; impenetrable
impregnable
split, as by an ax
cloven
of dark complexion
swarthy
to gain by pacifying
propitiate
to guess
surmise
to destroy so that no trace is left
obliterate
firm; determined
resolute
to restrain from
forebear
ill-tempered
surly
dead and decomposing flesh
carrion
great strength and skill
prowess
1) stubborn
2) resisting cure
obstinate
a money lender who charges extreme or unlawfully high interest rates
usurer
conceited showiness
ostentation
excessive thrift; stinginess
parsimony
more than what is needed; unnecessary
superfluous
1) a coffin
2) a covering that darkens or obscures
3) a dark, gloomy atmosphere
pall
old and white-haired
hoary
deeply thoughtful
pensive
worthy of respect for its dignity, character, or age
venerable
children
brood
marshy
plashy
an infinite void
abyss
prevented
precluded
exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm
impunity
1) something justly deserved; recompense
2) something given or demanded in repayment, especially punishment
retribution
compensation for an injustice
redresser (redress)
a white, gray, or colorless mineral of potassium nitrate, KNO3, used in making gunpowder
niter
to leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution
absconded
1) the trade of a mason
2) work done by a mason
3) stonework or brickwork
masonry
1) a recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn
2) cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock
niche
to shrink back in fear or disgust
recoiling (recoil)
a watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose
rheum
end
surcease
a framework, often used to support or decorate windows, consisting of crossed strips of wood or metal
lattice
a sign of respect
obeisance
1) to deceive
2) to pass effortlessly and pleasantly
beguiling (beguile)
1) appropriate social behavior
2)stiff formality
decorum
sinister
ominous
1) thin and bony
2) bleak; barren
gaunt
pale
pallid