Flashcards in Deck 7 Deck (25):
pikəˈresk 1. of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
gwäSH 1. a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a gluelike substance.
frôt 1. (of a situation or course of action) filled with or destined to result in (something undesirable). 2. causing or affected by great anxiety or stress.
diˈlinēˌāt 1. describe or portray (something) precisely.
tremyələs 1. shaking or quivering slightly.
əˈsijəwəs 1. showing great care and perseverance.
anˈtikwitē 1. he ancient past, esp. the period before the Middle Ages. 2. great age.
vakyəwəs 1. having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
ôtəˌmāt 1. convert (a process or facility) to largely automatic operation.
vōlt 1. variant spelling of volt 2. a movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.
sīkōsəˈmatik 1. (of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.
consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl (a smooth shining iridescent substance forming the inner layer of the shell of some mollusks, esp. oysters and abalones, used in ornamentation.)
mäksē 1. force of character, determination, or nerve.
nādər 1. the lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.
biˈgīl 1. charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. 2. help (time) pass pleasantly.
säpiNG 1. saturated with liquid; wet through.
impôrˈt(y)o͞on 1. ask (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something.
môrdnt 1. (esp. of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting. 2. a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material. 3. impregnate or treat (a fabric) with a mordant.
īˈdilik 1. (esp. of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
repə(r)ˌtôrē 1. the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.
afəˌrizəm 1. a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
kakəl 1. (of a bird, typically a hen or goose) give a raucous, clucking cry.
tambər 1. the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity.
spēkˌēzē 1. (during Prohibition) an illicit liquor store or nightclub.