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
austere
adj)severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh, or sour in flavor
beneficient
adj) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
cadaverous
adj)pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
concoct
verb) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish), to devise, invent, fabricate
crass
adj) coarse, unfeeling, stupid
debase
verb) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
desecrate
verb) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
disconcert
verb) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
grandiose
adj) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
inconsequential
adj))trifling, unimportant
infraction
noun)a breaking of a law or obligation
mitigate
verb) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
pillage
v) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder;
n) the act of looting; booty
prate
v) to talk in a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
punctilious
adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
redoubtable
adj)inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
reprove
v) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
restitution
n) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or positionl making good on a loss or damage
stalwart
adj) strong and sturdy; brave, resolute
n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
vulnerable
adj)open to attack; capable of being wounded or damagedl unprotected
acrimonious
adj)stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
adj) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
consternation
n) dismay, confusion
corpulent
adj) fat; having a large, bulky body
disavow
verb) to deny responsibility for or connection with
dispassionate
adj)impartial;calm, free from emotion
dissension
n)disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissipate
v) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
expurgate
v) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
gauntlet
n) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
hypothetical
adj)based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
ignoble
adj) mean, low, base
impugn
verb) to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate
adj) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium
noun) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
perfidy
noun) faithlessness, treachery
relegate
verb) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
squeamish
adj) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
subservient
adj) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
susceptible
adj) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance