Flashcards in Deck 1 Deck (25):
pəˈtriSHən 1. an aristocrat or nobleman 2. belonging to or characteristic of the aristocracy.
dalēəns 1. a casual romantic or sexual relationship.
rôkəs 1. making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
diˈsparij 1. regard or represent as being of little worth.
môras 1. an area of muddy or boggy ground. 2.a complicated or confused situation.
kənˈfər 1. grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right). 2. have discussions; exchange opinions.
deft 1. neatly skillful and quick in one's movements.
ˈfərməmənt 1. the heavens or the sky, esp. when regarded as a tangible thing.
pändərəs 1. slow and clumsy because of great weight.
revərnt 1.feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.
ərˈbān 1. (of a person, esp. a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner.
plo͞om 1. spread out in a shape resembling a feather. 2. a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament.
kənˈjēl 1. solidify or coagulate, esp. by cooling.
chilly; "a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure"
priˈkōSHəs 1. (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
prōˈklivətē 1. a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.
bämˈbastik 1. high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
vīəˈlāSHəs 1. of a violet color.
dīˈafənəs 1. (esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.
edē 1. a circular movement of water, counter to a main current, causing a small whirlpool. 2. (of water, air, or smoke) move in a circular way.
ikˈskôrēˌāt 1. (formal) censure or criticize severely. 2. (medicine) damage or remove part of the surface of (the skin).
vəritəbəl 1. used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor. EX: the early 1970s witnessed a veritable price explosion
biˈsēCH 1. ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
plāntiv 1. sounding sad and mournful.