Flashcards in 2013 vocab words Deck (31):
Forceful, effective, and vigorous, Caustic; cutting
Silly and pointless.
Unattractive and objectionable. repulsive - repellent - abhorrent
Of no value or importance.
Of or relating to the view that Christians are released by grace from the obligation of observing the moral law
(Evil becomes good, inhumanity is interpreted as charity, egoism as compassion)- elie wiesel
The mouth, stomach, jaws, or gullet of a voracious animal, especially a carnivore. The opening into something felt to be insatiable:
the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist.
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.
1. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs; for example, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills" (Winston S. Churchill).
2. Linguistics The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer back to another unit, as the use of her to refer to Anne in the sentence Anne asked Edward to pass her the salt.
Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan
1. The condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness.
2. A lie; a falsehood.
1. Lying; untruthful: a mendacious child.
2. False; untrue: a mendacious statement.
Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial: salutary advice. 2. Favorable to health
quality of constantly using aphorisms or tending to indulge in pompous moralizing.
a brief statement of principal, opinion, or truth. An axiom or adage.
A medicine or drug; also, a poison.
1. Reigning; ruling: a queen regnant.
3. Widespread; prevalent.
Strong public criticism or verbal abuse.
Disgrace, esp. that brought about by public abuse.
(nomic connotes customary, ordinary, conventional) Nomic also has to do with natural law. To know something nomically is to know it because it is implied by a natural law. If I know that water is frozen, I also know nomically that the water has expanded.
Emancipation. To free from slavery.
1. a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
1. Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct; ignominy.
2. Scornful reproach or contempt: (a term of opprobrium.)
3. A cause of shame or disgrace.
1. A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
2. A ruler.
3. A subordinate bureaucrat or official.
(Satrapy- related word meaning the sphere of control of a satrap or as if by a satrap.)
1. Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
2. Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
3. Abounding in trees; wooded.
the art of text interpretation, (exegesis)
A person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo
Of, relating to, or situated on the banks of a river. or relating to wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams.
Equal distribution of weight
Of or relating to the open sea. Or
(chiefly of fish) Inhabiting the upper layers of the open sea.