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

1/20

Click to flip

20 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
accost
to approach and speak to first

to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
desirous of soemthing to the point of greed

intensely eager
brackish
having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious
straying or wandering from a straight or direct course

done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
gambit
in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage
halcyon
a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher

calm, peaceful, happy, golden, prosperous, affluent
histrionic
pertaining to actors and their techniques

theatrical, artificial, melodramatic
incendiary
deliberately setting or causing fires

designed to start fires tending to sitr up strife or rebellion
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence

a situation resembling a whirlpool in destruction
myopic
nearsighted

lacking a braod, realistic view of a situation, lacking foresight or discernment
overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
tending to make worse

expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness

standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
without delay or formality

briefly, concisely
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly

one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
talisman
an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
undulate
to move in waves or with a wavelike motion

to have a wavelike appearance or form