Flashcards in Deck 3 Deck (25):
ˌästənˈtāSHəs 1. characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.
parəˌgän 1. a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.
päˈsteritē 1. all future generations of people.
1. of the sound of thunder
indiˈsälyəbəl 1. unable to be destroyed; lasting.
griˈmās 1. an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement. 2. make a grimace.
pəˈrabələ 1. a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side. The path of a projectile under the influence of gravity ideally follows a curve of this shape.
skampər 1. (esp. of a small animal or child) run with quick light steps, esp. through fear or excitement. 2. an act of scampering.
lôdəbəl 1.(of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation.
indiˌkāt 1. point out; show. 2. suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action.
ˈrēˌkôrs 1. a source of help in a difficult situation.
aprəˈbāSHən 1. approval or praise.
pônCH 1. a large or protruding abdomen or stomach. 2. a thick strong mat used to give protection from chafing on a mast or other spar.
CHāst 1. abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse.
enˈjendər 1. cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
ro͞oz 1. an action intended to deceive someone; a trick.
impyəd(ə)nt 1. not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
tərs 1. sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
əˈpläm 1. self-confidence or assurance, esp. when in a demanding situation.
senˈtenCHəs 1. given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner.
indigˈnāSHən 1. anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.
līr 1. a stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used esp. in ancient Greece. Modern instruments of this type are found mainly in East Africa.
flôrid 1. having a red or flushed complexion. 2. elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated.
bāsən 1. a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. 2. a wide, round open container, esp. one used for holding liquid. 3. a natural depression on the earth's surface, typically containing water.