Flashcards in Level 1 Deck (32):
'Prague men only care about doing what works' said Bond. Ask Vaclav Prokop Divis, a prague born inventor of the lightning rod.
Facetious(face-tious) (one s)
Facetious- farce-sea-tious. Farce. Face-sea-tious.
Joking innapropriately, meant to be funny (face the tiois JaCK). The article is a facetious and witty commentary on urban crime and its effects on poor minorities.
Scrupulous (3 U's)
Scrupulous scribes are Disciplined morally & Painstakingly exact.
A disposition to make sudden impulsive unmotivated change. His caprice and ego definee him.
Smart for her age
Gaudy and cheap
Irritated. I'd avoid the peevish librarian on the right if you wanted to ask for book suggestions.
Of many kinds
A quick reflexive cutting RESPONSE.
If libs were questioned on their beliefs their first retort would be 'you're racist'.
Potent = powerful
Omni- without limits
Revival in art or learning, europe 14-17 century period
Contentious, irritable, disagreeable/difficult to handle. Our boss is always in a cantankerous mood before his morning coffee, after which he is pleasant and genial. The chemical is in a very cantankerous state, beware!
Showing inappropriate levity (casualness). When you make a sarcastic comment in response to a serious question, or give a 'stupid' answer when asked to tell the group 'how you feel.' Cavalier. Not being serious with a serious issue!
A sarcastic or mocking sense of humor. Distorted or perverse. Ex: when general patton asked a soldier if the german shells would hurt their tanks, the young soldier replied 'no sir, they go right through.'
Notably polite, polished, suave, sophisticated in manner. He maintained an urbane tone in his letters. Urbane professional.
A prude is someone who is too disciplined and judges others, to act prudently is to show WISE disciplined judgement in practical ways.
A major falsehood. false notion. Falsehood committed intentionally to deceive. The fallacy in his words is almost self-evident.
Someone who advocates a rigorous moral code.
A possible bluenoser but tries to impose his beliefs on others.
Someone who practices & preaches stricter moral rules than the norm. Was a section of protestants from new england in 16th 17th century, who opposed the roman catholic church. See bluenose or prude.
A formal argument in which two truthful statements/premises are made (one major and one minor truth) followed with a perhaps shaky conclusion deduced from both.
Firm of Deductive reasoning. Reasoning from general to the specific.
Foreparents. Ancestors. Those that cane before you. The first of kind.
Official permission or approval
Light-heartedness. Frivolous. 'Older people should not show levity in character. They should be grave and stayed. How dare they'.