Flashcards in 4-25-14 Deck (11):
using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply.
a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc.
a landing place, especially one of solid masonry, constructed along the edge of a body of water; wharf.
Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object. Compare frost ( def 2 ) , glaze ( def 17 ) .
shameless or impudent: brazen presumption.
cleft; split; divided: Goats have cloven hoofs.
to tangle or entangle.
the flesh of sheep, especially full-grown or more mature sheep, used as food.
to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes followed by off ): to siphon water; to siphon off profits into a secret bank account.
any of various poplars, as Populus tremula, of Europe, and P. tremuloides (quaking aspen) or P. alba (white aspen) of America, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.