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

1/54

Click to flip

54 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
  • 3rd side (hint)
Benevolence
good will or the disposition to do good. an act of kindness or charity.
ant. Malevolence.
Exemplary
serving as a model deserving imitation, commendable, or serving as an example or illustration.
Reputable
respectable or held in esteem. a good reputation. [usually refers to a person]
Gentility
refinement, politeness, respectability; members of the upper class.
adj. Genteel
Decorum
propriety and good taste in action speech or dress
Punctilious
careful, meticulous, or very exact
Candid
honest, frank, outspoken, or sincere, impartial or fair in statement.
n. Candidness or candor.
Veracity
habitual honesty or truthfulness, or accuracy and precision.
feasible
practicable, possible, or capable of being done.
Solace
to give comfort to, console, or lessen grief.
elation
happiness or joy
avidity
eagerness, great enthusiasm, yearning, greed
preoccupy
absorb or engross mentally.
morale
mental condition or frame of mind
wary
cautious or reluctant to proceed. rashly on guard against danger
impunity
exemption or freedom from punishment harm or loss.
Despondent
despairing, utterly, discouraged, or extremely dejected
morose
gloomy, glum sullen, surly, or in bitter ill humor.
downcast
depressed dispirited or dejected or very discouraged.
{looks cast downward from embarrassment or another feeling}
Austere
severe, stern or harsh; morally, strict; or simple or lacking ornament. usually applied to the habit and modes of life adopted by the people to the environment people create
privation
hardship or want, or the loss or absence or equality. usually lack of necessary comfort
tribulation
distress and suffering, trouble or misery.
Trial and tribulation
misgiving
a feeling of doubt, fear, or suspicion
rue
to feel remorse, repentance, or regret. express sorrow or pity, deserving pity.
recoil
to fall or draw back or to shrink back suddenly. Usually applies, fear, shock, or disgust
languid
weak sluggish dull or lacking vigor or spirit
mischance
misfortune, bad luck, or an unfortunate accident
melee
confused fight or struggle; a confused mingling together
disconcert
to confuse, disturb, frustrate, upset or embarrass.
[usually disconcert people.]
abash
to embarrass, make ashamed or make uneasy; or to disconcert or discomfort. abash usually implies causing lack or self confidence or a feeling of inadequacy or shame where disconcert applies confusion to a person.
derange
to disarrange, upset, or throw into confusion or disorder. most often refers to throwing someone into confusion, occasionally refers to disarranging objects; deranged person.
harass
to trouble worry annoy or torment; or to attack an enemy repeatedly
Plaudits
openly expressed approval or a round of applause
credence
belief or acceptance or trustworthiness or reliability.
covet
to wish or crave for; desire greedily
attest
to bear witness to or certify or to demonstrate or declare as true
assent
to consent to or agree with
concord
agreement or harmony or friendly and peaceful relations
consistent
compatible or in agreement with or changeless regular, or keeping to the same principals or actions
solidarity
cooperation and loyalty based on unity of interests and beliefs
fidelity
loyalty or devotion to duty
liaison
a close bond or connection
palaver
a conference, discussion, or conversation
accost
to approach and speak to
dissent
to object disagree or differ
repudiate
to disown renounce or reject.
harangue
a long noisy ranting speech. often pompous and sometimes scolding.
Chasten
to punish in order to correct or to subdue or restrain from excess
Malediction
a curse or a calling down of evil upon someone or evil talk or slander.
imprecation
a curse or plea or prayer for evil or misfortune
taunt
to mock, ridicule, jeer at, or reproach scornfully.
deride
to mock, ridicule, or laugh at with contempt.
derogatory
belittling disdainful or tending to lessen in value.
cull
to separate out as worthless or to gather choose or collect.