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Flashcards in Deck 08 Deck (19):
1

Gibe

To utter mocking or scoffing words; jeer
To taunt; deride

2

Clement

Mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate
(of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant

3

Stinting

To limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict

4

Covetous

Inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy

5

Rapacious

Given to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed
Inordinately greedy; predatory; extortionate

6

Venal

Willing to sell one's influence, especially in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary

7

Dour

Sullen; gloomy
Severe; stern
(of land) barren; rocky, infertile, or otherwise difficult to cultivate

8

Fell

To knock, strike, shoot, or cut down

Fierce; cruel; dreadful; savage; destructive; deadly

9

Anathema

A person or thing detested or loathed
A person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation
Any imprecation of divine punishment

10

Odium

Intense hatred or dislike, especially toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant
The reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated
The state of being hated

11

Rancor

Bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice

12

Churlish

Like a churl; boorish; rude; mean; difficult to work/deal with

13

Unctuous

Characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug
Having an oily/greasy/soapy feel

14

Descry

To see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy
To discovery; perceive; detect

15

Auspicious

Promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable

16

Kismet

Fate; destiny

17

Portentous

Ominously significant or indicative
Marvelous; amazing; prodigious

18

Belabor

To explain, worry about, or work at (something) repeatedly or more than is necessary
To assail persistently with scorn or ridicule
To beat vigorously; ply with heavy blows

19

Cavil

To raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about)