Flashcards in 1702 Deck (46):
D. to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women; especially : to be sexually unfaithful to one's wife
E. he can't seem to stop philandering, even now that he's on his fifth marriage
D. one who gives money to help others
D. a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
E. She dismissed critics of her work as philistines.
D. sluggish; calm
D. an irrational fear (of sth)
D. one's facial expressions; the shape and features of a person's face
E. a fierce physiognomy. / the physiognomy of a nation.
E. a pied horse
D. the state of having or showing a deep respect for somebody/something, especially for God and religion; the state of being pious; devotion to family
E. her piety is quiet but profound
D. to loot or plunder (especially in war)
E. The town was pillaged and burned.
D. to hold or tie somebody, especially by their arms, so that they cannot move
E. Joan of Arc was pinioned to a stake and burned as a heretic.
D. agreeably stimulating to the palate, especially : spicy; provocative
E. He served the fish with a piquant sauce. / a piquant bit of gossip
D. to offend or provoke
E. After a moment of pique, the senator responded calmly to his accusers. / He slammed the door in a fit of pique.
D. meaningful and concise
D. a meager amount
E. the internship offers only a pittance for a salary, but it is a great opportunity to gain experience
D. to pacify
D. calm, quiet
E. We could hear the plaintive cry of a wounded animal in the woods.
D. to pleat or braid
E. My mum taught me how to plait my own hair.
D. a dull and commonplace remark
E. His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication.
D. being a relationship marked by the absence of romance or sex
E. They had a platonic friendship, not a romantic one.
D. applause; enthusiastic approval
E. the proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements
D. reasonable and likely to be true
D. a common (or of the lower social classes) man
E. plebeian tastes
D. vote by the people of a country or a region on an issue that is very important
E. to hold a plebiscite on the country's future system of government
D. full; complete (com"ple"te, "ple"nary)
E. A plenary meeting of the 500 members was held last summer.
D. a person who has full powers to take action, make decisions, etc. on behalf of their government, especially in a foreign country (plenus-full, potent-power)
E. He was promoted from minister plenipotentiary to full ambassador.
e. A plethora of books have been written on the subject. / a biology textbook that is helpfully illustrated with a plethora of excellent illustrations
D. government by the wealthy (ploutos-wealth)
E. If only the wealthy can afford to run for public office, are we more a plutocracy than a democracy?
D. to trespass; to steal
D. an organized massacre of helpless people because of their race or religion (originally the killing of Jews in Russia)
D. painfully affecting the feelings
E. The photograph was a poignant reminder of her childhood.
D. prudent; crafty
E. the actor is politic in discussing the aborted film project, being content to say that there were “creative differences”
D. a spiritless coward
E. those poltroons in the state legislature who have caved in to bigotry on this important issue of basic civil rights
D. having more than one husband or wife
E. a polygamous marriage/society
D. knowing, using or written in more than one language
E. a polyglot nation
D. the knob on the hilt of a sword or saber
E. the elderly woman pommeled the would-be thief with her handbag until he begged for mercy
D. excessively elevated or ornate; having or exhibiting self-importance
E. She found it difficult to talk about her achievements without sounding pompous.
D. to consider carefully
D. to foreshadow
E. The distant thunder portended a storm.
D. an omen
D. stout, rather fat
E. a portly gentleman who clearly didn't get enough exercise
D. to place in position; to set forth as fact
E. Most religions posit the existence of life after death.
D. all future generation
E. Posterity will remember her as a woman of courage and integrity.
D. born after the death of the father; published after the death of the author; following or occurring after death
E. posthumous fame