Flashcards in Deck 6 Deck (25):
inˈsesənt 1. (of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption.
skôrn 1. the feeling or belief that someone or something is worthless or despicable; contempt. 2. feel or express contempt or derision for.
səˈpərlətiv 1. of the highest quality or degree. 2. (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality (e.g., bravest, most fiercely). 3. a superlative adjective or adverb. 4. an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise.
esˈCHo͞o 1. deliberately avoid using; abstain from.
tipəl 1. drink alcohol, esp. habitually.
iˈfrəntərē 1. insolent or impertinent behavior.
pərˈvād 1. (esp. of a smell) spread through and be perceived in every part of.
skanSHən 1. the action of scanning a line of verse to determine its rhythm.
gəmpSHən 1. shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.
gadˌflī 1. a fly that bites livestock, esp. a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly.
eb 1. (of tidewater) move away from the land; recede. 2. (of an emotion or quality) gradually lessen or reduce.
dôgərəl 1. comic verse composed in irregular rhythm.
prim 1. stiffly formal and respectable; feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper. 2. purse (the mouth or lips) into a prim expression.
rekəniNG 1. the action or process of calculating or estimating something.
imˈpərtnəns 1. lack of respect; rudeness.
əˈmalgəm 1. a mixture or blend.
klamər 1. a loud and confused noise, esp. that of people shouting vehemently. 2. (of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently.
ləˈment 1. a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. 2. mourn (a person's loss or death).
rezəˌlo͞ot 1. admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
vivəˌsekt 1. perform vivisection on (an animal) (used only by people who are opposed to the practice).
əpiSH 1. arrogantly self-assertive.
diˈspändənt 1. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
kəˈrik(y)ələm vēˌtī 1. a brief account of a person's education, qualifications, and previous experience, typically sent with a job application.
windˌswept 1. (of a place) exposed to strong winds. 2. (of a person or their appearance) affected, shaped, or mussed by exposure to the wind.