Flashcards in Chapter 22 Deck (25):
adv. & adj.
Without payment or charge.
Travelling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labour.
To repeat in concise form; summarise
1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
2. To approach and speak to (a person on the way to a destination or in the middle of an activity)
3. To interrupt the course or progress of; hinder: travellers waylaid by a storm; an athlete waylaid by an injury.
1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent: "He spoke roughly in order to belie his air of gentility"
2. To show to be false; contradict: Their laughter belied their outward grief.
1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: gratuitous criticism.
1. Worn out; wearied
2. Dulled by surfeit; sated: "the sickeningly sweet life of the amoral, jaded, bored upper classes"
3. Cynically or pretentiously callous.
An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.
1. A new word, expression, or usage.
2. The creation or use of new words or senses.
1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
1. A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
a. A child; a youth.
b. An impudent boy or young man.
Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
1. Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness.
2. Supremely accomplished or skilled: a consummate master
3. Complete; utter: a consummate bore.
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable.
2. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
1. Affected with jaundice.
2. Yellow or yellowish.
3. Affected by or exhibiting envy, prejudice, or hostility.
1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
2. To irritate; vex.
1. Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others.
2. Excessive or exaggerated.
1. To sharpen (e.g. a knife); hone.
2. To make more keen; stimulate: The frying bacon whetted my appetite.
1. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
1. Belonging to the same period of time: a fact documented by two contemporary sources.
2. Of about the same age.
3. Current; modern: contemporary trends in design.
To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.
1. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
2. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision.