Flashcards in Deck 9 Deck (25):
əˈfrənt 1. an action or remark that causes outrage or offense. 2. offend the modesty or values of.
bərniSH 1. polish (something, esp. metal) by rubbing. 2. the shine on a highly polished surface.
disˈkərsiv 1. digressing from subject to subject. 2. of or relating to discourse or modes of discourse.
sin(t)lˌātiNG 1. sparkling or shining brightly.
hōkəm 1. nonsense.
platiˌt(y)o͞od 1. a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
trīt 1. (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.
diˈbôCH 1. destroy or debase the moral purity of; corrupt. 2. a bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, esp. eating and drinking.
ro͝okərē 1. a breeding colony of rooks, typically seen as a collection of nests high in a clump of trees. 2. a dense collection of housing, esp. in a slum area.
skəl(ə)rē 1. a small kitchen or room at the back of a house used for washing dishes and other dirty household work.
hyo͞oər 1. a person who cuts wood, stone, or other materials.
parəbəl 1. a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
p(r)əˈprīətē 1. the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
laNGk 1. (of hair) long, limp, and straight.
wī(ə)rē 1. resembling wire in form and texture.
bärbərəs 1. savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal. 2. primitive; uncivilized.
difidənt 1. modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
CHatl 1. (in general use) a personal possession.
bīt 1. a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature.
əˈpərtn-əns 1. an accessory or other item associated with a particular activity or style of living.
vāgərē 1. an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior.
indəˈfatigəbəl 1. (of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly.
edəfis 1. a building, esp. a large, imposing one. 2. a complex system of beliefs.
ekspərˌgāt 1. remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from (a book or account).