Flashcards in A words Deck (95):
basaltic lava forming very rough jagged masses with a light frothy texture
an edible mollusk of warm seas that has a shallow ear-shaped shell lined with mother-of-pearl and pierced with respiratory holes
become less intense or widespread
arranged alphabetically; or referring to a person or thing that is rudimentary
to encourage, urge on, instigate
extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading
solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).
to shorten, condense
repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)
leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.
to quit; to refrain from something
not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking
theoretical; difficult to understand
difficult to understand, obscure, esoteric, abstract, enigmatic, cryptic, inscrutable
an absence of willpower or an inability to act decisively, as a symptom of mental illness
to assent; or to agree to a demand, request, or treaty
easy to reach or understand
praise; a statement of approval; commendation
to be harmonious or consistent with (of a fact) or to give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
grow by accumulation or coalescence
(of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
the quality or state of being correct or precise
a playing card with a single spot on it, ranked as the highest card in its suit in most card games; or a person who excels at a particular activity
accept something reluctantly but without protest
to cause (a machine or device) to operate; or to motivate (someone) to act in a particular way
a substance added to something in small quantities, typically to improve or preserve it.
to add impurities to
report or represent in outline.
happening or carried on according to chance rather than design or inherent nature
to support, to speak in favor of, endorse
having to do with the sense of beauty
pretended or taken on to impress others
offend the modesty or values of.
to collect; to bring together, coalesce, amass
A type of three-toed sloth
A fondness or love for cats or other felines
(of a door or other opening) slightly open.
with hands on the hips and elbows turned outward
The Indian mulberry
like alabaster in whiteness and smoothness
brisk and cheerful readiness
egg white, or the protein contained in it.
depending on the throw of a die or on chance; random
Pertaining to both pleasure and pain
an argument or quarrel
a voice, instrument, or part below the highest range and above tenor, in particular.
concerned for the welfare of others
showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish
to pile up, collect, coalesce, aggregate
having more than one meaning
uncertain; having conflicting feelings
capable of walking
to make better, to improve
peaceful relations, friendship
a person who is in love or who writes about love
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, esp. a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned
disorder, absence of government and control
an English-speaking person
The feminine part of a man's personality
The attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena
hostile, conflicting, cantankerous, pugnacious
informal term for anywhere.
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Self-confidence or assurance
to calm, pacify
fit to grow plants on, fertile
an ambitious or ruthlessly self-seeking person, esp. one who has recently acquired wealth or social status.
able to speak clearly and effectively
to go up
rejecting physical comforts
to evaluate, estimate
working devotedly and carefully, meticulous, diligent, painstaking
make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to underuse or neglect.
capable of being heard
to add to, increase
respected and impressive.
favorable; promising success
strict; severely simple