Flashcards in Chapter 10 Deck (25):
1. To give official authorization or approval to: voting rights that are sanctioned by law.
2. To encourage or tolerate by indicating approval: His colleagues sanctioned his new research.
3. To penalize, as for violating a moral principle or international law
1. Depravity; baseness.
2. A base act.
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
Feeling or expressing despondency; dejected; depressed.
1. Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent: an inadvertent error; an inadvertent omission.
2. Not deliberate or considered; unintentional: an inadvertent remark; inadvertent humor.
3. Not intending to be so; unwitting
1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon.
2. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
3. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; attractive.
To eject from a position or place; force out
A beginner in learning something.
To punish or rebuke severely.
1. Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose; practical: thought e-mail was the most expedient way to communicate with distant relatives.
2. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle: changed his position when it was politically expedient.
1. Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest: compromised only as an expedient to boost his career.
2. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need: exhausted every expedient before filing a lawsuit.
To punish (a person) without legal process or authority, especially by hanging, for a perceived offense or as an act of bigotry; assassinate; illegal hanging
1. Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret: overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering.
Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent.
1. Lacking physical form or shape.
2. Lacking organization; formless
3. Lacking a crystalline structure: Glass is an amorphous material.
1. Purgation, especially for the digestive system.
2. A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
3. A release of emotional tension, as after an overwhelming experience, that restores or refreshes the spirit.
To speed up the progress of or execute quickly: expedite the review of a legal case; expedite a loan application.
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
1. To put in a prison or jail.
2. To shut in; confine.
1. Scornfully or cynically mocking: a sardonic sense of humor.
1. Not in mixture with other metals; pure.
2. Complete; unqualified: unalloyed blessings; unalloyed relief.
A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
a. A meeting of the local members of a political party especially to select delegates to a convention or register preferences for candidates running for office.
b. A closed meeting of party members within a legislative body to decide on questions of policy or leadership.
c. A group within a legislative or decision-making body seeking to represent a specific interest or influence a particular area of policy: a minority caucus.
1. A setting forth of meaning or intent; clear explanation.
a. A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
b. The art or technique of composing such discourses.
1. A violent or turbulent situation: caught in the maelstrom of war.
2. A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.