Flashcards in April 23rd Deck (21):
Disgrace and disapproval that result from outrageously shameless actions.
If you go against or oppose what's good, you might earn opprobrium — the opposite of getting attention for something good. Bad behavior leads to opprobrium. If you throw a soft drink off the theater balcony, the opprobrium might keep you from getting dates to the movies.
Incapable of feeling. Unaware.
The adjective insensible is used to describe someone who is unconscious. If you keep your bowling ball on the top shelf of the closet and it rolls out and conks you on the head, you will be probably rendered insensible.
Perfidy / Perfidious
Person who abandons a party, cause, religion etc.
Dyspeptic is an old-fashioned word not often used anymore. It describes someone who is irritable due to depression or indigestion.
Pessimistic, grumpy, irritable
Withered, shrivelled, very old.
Pretend to be sick to get out of work
Stubbornly devoted to a theory without practical considerations.
Seduce, Entice, lure.
When you tell your boyfriend he’s not just the best boyfriend ever but also the world's best driver, and this makes him offer to drive the whole way on your upcoming road trip, then congratulations. You know how to inveigle, or use charm to coax someone into doing something.
Forceful or vigorous
If you're trenchant, it means you think or say smart, sharply worded things that cut right to the heart of the matter. A trenchant observation is one that makes people scratch their chins thoughtfully, or wince with embarrassment for whomever you're talking about, or both.
Have great effect. (often as militate against)
Letter, written message
Peel off, cut off the outer layer.
Show reluctance especially for moral reasons.
Childish, Juvenile, immature
Requiring immediate attention
Investing, formally giving someone a right or a title.
Stymie or Stymy
Hinder or block.