Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (25):
1. Of or relating to a province.
2. Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated
3. Limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered.
1. Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument.
2. Deceptively appealing
Easily excused or forgiven; pardonable: a venial offense.
1. To cook in water just below the boiling point: coddle eggs.
2. To treat indulgently; baby; pamper.
1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
1. Adherence to the truth; truthfulness.
2. Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy: a report of doubtful veracity.
3. A true statement: the stern veracities of science
Relating to, characteristic of, or leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement; severely simple; without luxuries
1. Happening by accident or chance.
2. Resulting in good fortune; lucky.
Disparaging; belittling: pejorative connotation
Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy.
Showing or characterized by persistent attention or untiring application; diligent; thorough: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection; did assiduous research before writing the book.
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing: a cogent argument.
Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable.
The ability to meet a challenge or persevere under demanding circumstances; determination or resolve: a race that tested the best runners' mettle.
1. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent.
2. Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose.
1. Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct; meticulous.
2. Precise; scrupulous.
1. Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine: spurious poems attributed to Shakespeare.
2. Not trustworthy; dubious or fallacious: spurious reasoning; a spurious justification.
1. To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe; relieve: assuage her grief.
2. To satisfy or appease (e.g. hunger or thirst).
3. To appease or calm: assuaged his critics.
To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder.
Devoid of sensation or consciousness; inanimate.
An environment or a setting.
To steal, especially in a stealthy way.