Flashcards in Chapter 6 Deck (25):
A long angry speech, usually of a censorious or denunciatory nature; a diatribe; a stream of verbal abuse
To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
1. To stand stiffly on end like bristles: The hair on the dog's neck bristled.
2. To raise the bristles: The cat bristled at the sight of the large dog.
3. To react in an angry or offended manner; to show irritation: The author bristled at the suggestion of plagiarism.
4. To be covered or thick with or as if with bristles: The path bristled with thorns.
1. Of or relating to actors or acting; theatrical
2. Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected.
Noisily unruly or defiant
1. To serve as an omen or a warning of; presage: black clouds that portend a storm.
2. To indicate by prediction; forecast: leading economic indicators that portend a recession.
To laugh in a restrained, nervous way; giggle.
1. Gray or white with or as if with age.
2. Covered with grayish hair or pubescence: hoary leaves.
3. So old as to inspire veneration; ancient.
a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
b. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity: an obtuse remark.
c. Not distinctly felt: an obtuse pain.
1. An indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; an omen.
2. Prophetic or threatening significance: signs full of portent.
1. One of the books in a work of several volumes.
2. A book, especially a large or scholarly one.
1. To adhere to, advocate, promote, take up, support: espoused a contrarian viewpoint.
2. To marry
To keep from happening (avoid) or render unnecessary.
One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.; someone who puts on an act
a. Sluggish, lethargic, lazy, or inactive
b. Showing little interest; apathetic: a torpid audience.
2. Conducive to sluggishness or inactivity, especially in being warm and humid: a torpid summer evening.
3. Dormant; hibernating, stagnant.
1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart.
2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard
3. A breakwater.
Having ceased to exist or live: a defunct political organization.
The study of word origins
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect e.g. I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
1. Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
2. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive: an odious smell.
1. Future generations
2. All of a person's descendants.
1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; sluggishness
2. Lethargy; apathy
3. The dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal.
1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
2. Gentle and gracious: an affable smile.
1. A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
2. High praise or commendation.