Flashcards in Chapter 3 Deck (21):
an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, especially as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers.
the contents of such a book.
a similar book of instruction in other subjects.
a series of formal questions put, as to political candidates, to bring out their views.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of ): to be beguiled of money.
to charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
to pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.
a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatise: a compendium of medicine.
a summary, epitome, or abridgment.
a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints.
related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc.
Linguistics . descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish.
allied or similar in nature or quality.
something that causes fear or worry; bugbear; bogy.
obligated; indebted: a man beholden to no one.
a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
to deprive (a monk, priest, minister, etc.) of ecclesiastical rank, authority, and function; depose.
to divest or strip of a frock.
removal from an office or position.
the act or process of depositing: deposition of the documents with the Library of Congress.
the state of being deposited or precipitated: deposition of soil at the mouth of a river.
something that is deposited.
the giving of testimony under oath.
the testimony so given.
a statement under oath, taken down in writing, to be used in court in place of the spoken testimony of the witness.
the interment of the body of a saint.
the reinterment of the body or the relics of a saint.
(initial capital letter) a work of art depicting Christ being lowered from the Cross.
a withered, witchlike old woman.
a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
their place of junction: St. Louis is at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
a body of water formed by the flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like.
a coming together of people or things; concourse.
a crowd or throng; assemblage.
any prominent, continuous, horizontally projecting feature surmounting a wall or other construction, or dividing it horizontally for compositional purposes.
the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc., often placed between the bed molding and the corona.
the act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
a person who disclaims.
a statement, document, or assertion that disclaimsresponsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.
given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.
of the nature of a crotchet.
courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm: a debonair gentleman.
jaunty; carefree; sprightly.
to express earnest disapproval of.
to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
to depreciate; belittle.
Archaic. to pray for deliverance from.
a cloth headband, sometimes adorned with jewels, formerly worn by Oriental kings.
royal dignity or authority.
of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, especially the uterine environment.
having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.
to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.
to pour (a liquid) from one container to another.