Flashcards in Chapter 19 Deck (25):
a. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable: a peremptory decree.
b. Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative: The officer issued peremptory commands.
2. Offensively self-assured; imperious or dictatorial: a swaggering, peremptory manner.
One who is employed in the loading or unloading of ships; dockworker.
1. A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
2. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters.
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical.
A large three-masted sailing ship with a square rig and usually two or more decks, used from the 15th to the 17th century especially by Spain as a merchant ship or warship.
1. Deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust; treachery.
2. The act or an instance of treachery.
A state of uncertainty or perplexity.
To leap about playfully; frolic.
A small amount of something
1. Done routinely and with little interest or care; superficial; cursory: perfunctory greeting.
2. Acting with indifference; showing little interest or care.
Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive: stoic resignation
To connect or link in a series or chain.
1. To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible; muddle: The report garbled all the historical facts.
2. To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence: a momentous occasion; a momentous decision.
Walking about or from place to place; travelling on foot; nomadic.
1. Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol; corrosive.
2. Bitterly scathing; caustic; strongly attacking: vitriolic criticism.
Overly bright or ornamented, especially in a vulgar or tasteless way; gaudy.
Resolutely courageous; fearless.
1. Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary, edge or periphery.
2. Of minor relevance or importance.
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive: "the incredibly massive and stolid bureaucracy of the Soviet system"
The quality or condition of being vivacious; liveliness.
1. To stop short and refuse to go on: The horse balked at the jump.
2. To refuse obstinately or abruptly: She balked at the very idea of compromise.
1. Firmly and long established; deep-rooted: inveterate preferences.
2. Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual: an inveterate liar.