Flashcards in Chapter 8 Deck (25):
1. To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary); exceed or overstep; to go astray
2. To act in violation of (e.g. the law); to disobey; to commit a sin
1. Great personal dishonor or humiliation, shame
2. An instance or source of this: had suffered many ignominies because of his insensitivity.
1. Readily bent; supple: lithe birch branches.
2. Marked by effortless grace: a lithe ballet dancer.
Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient deity; the omniscient narrator.
Open or liable to objection or disapproval
1. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome; hard to undertake
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn
2. To express sorrow or grief over.
3. To regret; bemoan.
To clear of guilt or blame; pardon; acquit
Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive
1. A hall, foyer, or waiting room at or near the entrance to a building, such as a hotel or theater.
2. A public room next to the assembly chamber of a legislative body.
3. A group of persons engaged in trying to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of a specific cause: the banking lobby; the labor lobby.
1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame
3. The burden of proof
Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature: a callow young man.
1. Moral corruption or degradation.
2. A depraved act or condition.
1. Deserving of execration; hateful.
2. Extremely inferior; very bad: an execrable meal.
Exceeding normal or appropriate bounds; inordinate: immoderate spending; immoderate laughter.
1. To express disapproval of; deplore; criticise.
2. To belittle; depreciate.
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
Not subject or susceptible to change.
1. Possessing or exhibiting great wealth; affluent.
2. Characterized by extravagance or rich abundance; lavish or luxuriant: an opulent costume; an opulent musical.
A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct; guiding principle.
1. Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire: salacious reading material.
2. Characterized by or indicating sexual desire; lustful: a salacious wink.