Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (25):
1. To take the place of or substitute for (another), replace: Computers have largely supplanted typewriters.
2. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics: In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.
1. Of or expressing a consensus: a consensual decision.
Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements: "Some speakers fall almost willingly into an adversarial relationship with the audience"
1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
1. One having unlimited power or authority: the bureaucratic omnipotents.
2. Omnipotent God. Used with "the".
A wooden framework on a post, with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn as punishment.
1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
1. To reject the validity or authority of
2. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust: repudiated the accusation.
3. To refuse to recognize or pay: repudiate a debt.
a. To disown (e.g. a child).
b. To refuse to have any dealings with.
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.
1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
a. The central or most important part; the core
b. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else: detected a kernel of anger in his remarks.
1. Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder.
2. Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder.
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump: weather that stymied attempts to locate the missing hikers; a math problem that stymied half the class.
1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame
2. To disparage; belittle: The movie critics denigrated the director's latest film.
A statement that is obviously true or that is often presented as true
1. To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair.
2. To place or conceal in a secure place.
1. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.
2. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow.
1. To cause to lose interest or feel dull and not alert: The audience was stultified by the speaker's unchanging monotone.
2. To render useless or ineffectual: e.g. stultify imagination
3. To cause to appear stupid, inconsistent, or ridiculous: stultify himself by quarrelling
a. Influence; pull
b. Power; muscle.
2. A blow, especially with the fist.
A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.
The predominance of one state or social group over others.
The necessary means, especially financial means: didn't have the wherewithal to survive an economic downturn.
a. Cheerfully confident; optimistic: sanguine about the prospects for an improved economy.
b. At ease; accepting
a. Of the color of blood; red.
b. Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
1. Loose fragments or grains that have been worn away from rock.
2. Disintegrated or eroded matter; debris: the detritus of past civilizations.