Flashcards in Chapter 24 Deck (19):
Comical or ludicrous because of incongruity or strangeness; crazy; wacky.
To rebuke or scold angrily and at length.
Of or relating to the sense of taste.
Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent.
1. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain.
2. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
A person who attempts to gain advantage by flattering influential people or behaving in a servile manner; boot licker.
A round, soft, brimless cap that fits snugly and is often worn angled to one side.
Having an abundance or excess of flesh or fat.
Overfamiliar through overuse; trite.
1. The philosophy or science of law.
2. A division, type, or particular body of law: modern jurisprudence; federal jurisprudence; bankruptcy jurisprudence.
1. To consign to an inferior or obscure place, rank, category, or condition: an artist's work that is now relegated to storerooms; a group that has been relegated to the status of second-class citizens.
2. To refer or assign (e.g. a matter or task) for decision or action: relegate the teaching of writing to graduate students; relegate the matter to a committee.
1. Habitually untalkative.
2. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression.
a. One who is zealous, especially excessively so.
b. A fanatically committed person.
1. Of or resembling a beast: a bestial roar.
2. Marked by brutality or depravity; brutal or depraved: capable of the most bestial acts imaginable.
To shape into folds or parallel and alternating ridges and grooves.
1. Sanctified; consecrated: a hallowed cemetery.
2. Highly venerated; sacrosanct: our hallowed war heroes.
To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
1. Harmless medicine with no effect.
a. A substance that has positive effects as a result of a patient's perception that it is beneficial rather than as a result of a causative ingredient.
b. An inactive substance or preparation used as a control in an experiment or test to determine the effectiveness of a medicinal drug.
2. Something of no intrinsic remedial value that is used to appease or reassure another.