Flashcards in 2014 vocab words Deck (53):
the practice of causing or allowing a situation to become extremely dangerous in order to get the results that you want
a rash, impetuous person
having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.
switching of the first letters or sounds of two words. like 'I need to shake a tower."
misunderstanding words of a song.
something that acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity. also, the flick of a finger.
use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
horrible smell. fetid.
anticipating and answering objections before they occur. also, representing something as having occurred before it actually has. "he was a dead man when he entered."
an addition or supplement.
exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work
the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
a special plea in bar, which happens where a man has done some act, or executed some deed, which estops or precludes him from averring any thing to the contrary.
compensate (someone) for harm or loss.
"the amount of insurance that may be carried to indemnify the owner in the event of a loss"
secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions.
"the newspaper could not be forced to indemnify the city for personal-injury liability"
unreasonable delay in making an assertion or claim, such as asserting a right, claiming a privilege, or making an application for redress, which may result in refusal.
a bond, deed, or other document kept in the custody of a third party, taking effect only when a specified condition has been fulfilled.
mocking, sarcastic, satirical, ironic
the action of despoiling or the condition of being despoiled; plunder
imitate the style of (an artist or work). [noun or verb]
a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court
proportional. (latin form changed to prorate)
fixed in one place; immobile
a large, usually two sided leather suitcase or trunk
a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)
the grammatical unit of a language. can be part of a word like a suffix or prefix. (the word 'unbreakable': un, and able are morphemes)
tending to grow outward beyond the surface epithelium from which it originates—used of tumors
to counsel. advise. explain. (verb and noun)
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation
(especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.
a native or inhabitant of Cyprus.
relating to Cyprus or its people or culture.
taking turns speaking or singing.
the state of being close to someone or something; proximity.
a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something. (synonyms: diatribe, invective, rant, tirade, broadside, attack..)
extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one's feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.
noisy and difficult to control.
synonyms: unruly, unmanageable, disorderly, undisciplined, uncontrollable, rowdy, disruptive, truculent.
a complete or impressive collection of things
or a word having the same linguistic derivation as another
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
tending to induce drowsiness or sleep, or a drug that does the same.
means boring verbosity. means about the same thing as long-windedness.
a distinct outgrowth on a human or animal body or on a plant, especially one that is the result of disease or abnormality. "an excrescence on his leg". or an unattractive or superfluous addition or feature of anything. "the new building was an excrescence". synonyms: eyesore, monstrosity, blot on the landscape.
of, relating to, or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
trite, vapid, platitudinous,
Bathetic describes something that's overly sentimental, gushy, and worse yet — insincere. Soap operas are known for their bathetic emotionalism, because the characters cry and wail and scheme over the silliest things
the way in which a player applies the mouth to the mouthpiece of a brass or wind instrument
the final event in the divine plan; the end of the world
to flash (light) or sparkle
apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.
agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions.