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

1/90

Click to flip

90 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
anthropologist
an expert in the study of races, beliefs, customs, ect.
artifact
an object made by hand
bizarre
odd, peculiar, strange, weird
fetish
an object that is thought to have magical powers
inanimate
lifeless
to get down off a high horse
to act like an ordinary person
imperative
urgent,necessary,compulsory
imprudent
unwise,not careful
prohibition
the act of forbidding behavior
taboo
forbidden by custom or religion
taint
contamination, substance that spoils
the first water
of the best quality
abhor
to detest,to despise
absurd
ridiculous
bigot
a person who is intolerant of other people or ideas
vulnerable
capable of being injured
entreaty
appeal,plea
tradition
custom that has been handed down
originate
begins,arise
contemptuous
expressing a feeling that something is worthless
universal
present everywhere
dyed in the wool
set in one's ways
inviolable
safe (from destruction)
on his own hook
without others help
awesome
inspiring terror;weird
debris
ruins;fragments
dispersed
scattered;spread;broken up
eruption
burting out
puny
weak;unimportant
obliterate
erase;wipe
deplorable
sad;pitable
initiate
start;set going
conflegration
great fire
rue
regret
as broad as it is long
it makes very little difference
blow,hot,and cold
swing for and against something
hoard
hide;store;accumulate
congenial
sympathetic;agreeable
sage
wise man;philosopher
aegis
shield;protection;sponsorship
detriment
injury;damage;hurt
in the doldrums
in a bored or depressed state
longevity
long duration of life
imbibe
drink
virile
masterful;manly
senile
infirm;weak from old age
doddering
trembling;shaking
burn the midnight oil
study or work late into the night
lethargic
lazy;indifferent
prevalent
prevailing;common
paramount
supreme
remiss
careless
hostile
antagonistic;angry
to split hairs
to make fine distinctions
rebuke
criticize;reproach;reprimand
aversion
strong dislike
evince
show plainly;exhibit
vogue
fashion
superficial
on the surface
to strike while the iron is hot
to take action at the right moment
jettison
throw overboard
inevitable
sure;certain;unavoidable
lucrative
profitable
tussle
a rough struggle
intrinsic
essential;natural;inborn
once in a blue moon
on a very rare occasion
acute
sharp;keen;severe
gist
essence
transient
passing;short lived
terse
concise
cogent
forceful;convincing;persuasive
sleep on it
postpone a decision while giving it some thought
pinnacle
summit;peak;top;crown
array
arrangement;system
obscure
unknown;lowly;unclear
ardent
passionate;eager
culminate
reach the highest point
to break the ice
to make a beginning;to overcome stiffness between strangers
constrict
limit;bind;squeeze
prodigy
marvel;phenomenon
bereft
deprived of
falter
stumble;hesitate,waver
exultation
triumphant joy
loaded for bear
to be well prepared
vitrolic
biting;burning
invective
insulting;abusive speech
besmirch
soil;stain;dim the reputation
voluminous
bulky;large
retrospect
looking backwards
to bring down the house
to cause great enthusiasm