Flashcards in House of cards Deck (33)
reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
"civil liberties were further curtailed"
a person who indulges in hypocrisy.
"the story tells of respectable Ben who turns out to be a cheat and a hypocrite"
plural noun: atrocities
an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
(of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.
"a desolate moor"
help or benefit.
"no amount of struggle availed Charles"
practice (a play, piece of music, or other work) for later public performance.
"we were rehearsing a play"
having a frightening, overawing, or threatening effect.
"the intimidating defense attorney"
causing someone to lose their dignity and the respect of others.
"the poster was not demeaning to women"
call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual.
"they hoped to conjure up the spirit of their dead friend"
implore (someone) to do something.
clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent.
"he scoured the bathtub"
the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water.
diarrhea in livestock, especially cattle and pigs.
gerund or present participle: rearing
bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown, especially in a particular manner or place.
"he was born and reared in New York City"
made in imitation; artificial.
"a string of faux pearls"
not genuine; fake or false.
"their faux concern for the well-being of the voters didn't fool many"
causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
"a contentious issue"
prevent or hinder the progress of.
"the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments"
believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
"kids who feel so entitled and think the world will revolve around them"
past tense: dubbed; past participle: dubbed
give an unofficial name or nickname to (someone or something).
"the media dubbed anorexia “the slimming disease.”"
a person or thing that brings bad luck.
a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.
a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
"a wealthy literary dilettante"
a continuous deep, resonant sound.
"the rumbling of wheels in the distance"
making or constituting a deep resonant sound.
"a rumbling noise"
warm and friendly.
"the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed"
the fundamental principles on which something is based.
"honesty is the bedrock of a good relationship"
showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened.
"I was too timid to ask for what I wanted"
past tense: embroiled; past participle: embroiled
involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
"the movie's about a journalist who becomes embroiled with a nightclub owner"