Flashcards in 2012 vocab words Deck (100):
sorrowful. mournful. melancholy over death or irreplaceable loss. (adj)
to make worse, disparaging.
accidental fortune, happy chance
something framed/defined by a law
holding something in trust for another
to cause to be less harsh
keen, acute discernment, perception, understanding.
arrogantly smug, exaggerated conformity/piety, annoyingly self righteous.
common/unrefined lower class citizen
to annul, abolish, repeal law
violation of trust, disloyal, treachery.
enthusiastic. courageous and optimistic, cheerfully confident.
apt to find fault over trivialities.
belonging to a select few, profound, obscure. (re' kon dite)
hard to understand, esoteric.
ostentatious in one's learning. overly concerned with minute details.
intended to be understood only by a select few.
widow holding property or title from her deceased husband.
to secure or protect against damage or loss. (or to compensate for damage or loss.)
one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts for a master. a scribe.
a job/position requiring little or no work. a plumb job. (sign' e cure)
lasting a very short time, transitory, short-lived.
just begun, not finished. (in koe' ate)
a trivial objection.
extremely bad, detestable, abominable.
transferred without speech, implied, inferred.
a cursing or calling down a curse on someone or something.
method of argument for resolving disagreement through dialog.
debate. usually about theology.
having to do with money.
unfilled space, interval, a gap, missing portion in a book or manuscript.
more or less secret vocabulary used by a group of people. (usually an illegal group such as thieves or the mob.)
domination (he je' mony)
exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect.
quality of having strong moral principles. honesty. decency.
lacking poetic beauty. commonplace. unromantic.
actually or seemingly endless and futile. requiring great effort.
therefore. consequently. hence.
ragamuffin. deplorable condition. dirty, poor condition or clothes.
thin, transparent, so as to transmit light (cloth especially)
traveling or walking about from place to place. working many places for only a short time each.
able to change frequently or easily. readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings. versatile.
to take something for one's own use- usually without permission. commandeer. (also to assign or designate.)
a false or deliberately misleading story. a fabricated report.
defiantly aggressive, sullen.
noisy, boisterous, defiant.
elevate to status of deity. the ideal example
describes the source of the use of person's name for a literary work or a place or a product, etc.
a cleric's house and lands. stately residence.
riding pants that bag at the thigh and extend just below the knee.
informal, conversational- like writing or speech.
having a limited outlook or scope. of or relating to a church parish.
likely to arouse resentment or anger in others. unfairly discriminating. unjust.
lacking confidence. timid
a new word of phrase, or the coining of a new word or phrase.
to ward off or deflect a blow or attack
in between, transitional.
something intensely disliked, hated or cursed.
inevitable, unavoidable, inescapable.
excessively sparing and frugal.
stingy, yielding little.
or... destitute/ lacking money.
suggestive of a kind uncle, friendly and helpful toward a younger, less experienced person.
tending to cause vertigo, especially form a great height.
sustained and bitter railing and condemnation. marked by harshly abusive censure. (adj)
moderate in eating and drinking. (adj)
a formal speech of public praise.
a formal expression of praise.
a regional (or rural) form of speech, differing from the standard. (pat' wah)
physical, real, or factual existence. (adj)
a gaping, fixed or unnatural grin as in horror or death.
obedient or servile to an excessive degree. fawning.
ambiguous. uncertain. questionable.
calmness of mind, composure, evenness of temper, especially under stress.
obsessively flattering and insincere. (adj)
an object- usually small, carved, inscribed- believed to have magical powers and to protect its wearer from evil influences,
to declare, to affirm positively.
a person who manipulates another maliciously behind the scenes.
unfocused, lacking a plan or purpose.
light, humorous banter.
quick clever reply to an insult or criticism.
logical reasoning- from the general to the specific. (humans are mortal. I am human. therefore, I am mortal.)
latin: it does not follow. Inference/conclusion doesn't logically follow from the premise/evidence that preceded it.
of questionable taste or morality. shady. decadent.
first pair of stanzas of alternating form on which the structure of a given poem is based. (sets the meter/ structure for the poem.)
to move or run clumsily or heavily.
a word, phrase, or expression. manner/style of speech. phraseology.
prehistoric race of people who lived in caves. or a recluse, out of date, brutish person. (trog' low dite)
a word of pronunciation that distinguishes peopleof one group or class from another. or a custom or practice that betrays one as an outsider. (shib' el eth)
a figure of speech using words in non-literal ways, such as a metaphor.
one who laughs excessively. (ab der' ian)
one who never laughs. (aj' u last)
to laugh hard and loud. convulsively, immodestly. (ca' kin ate)
the art of teaching. (pe di gaw' gee)
"friends of the court". persons who advise in law or court but are not otherwise involved in any particular case and have no interest in outcomes/rulings. (singular is 'amicus')
fictitious. fictional. not genuine. sham. (adj)