Flashcards in Level 8 Deck (50):
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.
profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.
One who refuses to agree or compromise
Sharply caustic or sarcastic,
having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a _ lawyer.
Sour or astringent taste, harsh
Person/thing that gives aid, help, relief
To annoy by making urgent or persistent solicitations.
to make improper advances toward another person.
to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate.
to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
withered; shriveled: a wizened old man; wizened features.
Apt to find trivial fault. Hard to please.
Act if emending. Emend- to edit or change (a text). to free from faults or errors; correct.
fierce; cruel; savagely brutal.
to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms' fairy tales.
to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.
a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate.
a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
Not genuine, authentic. Illegitimate birth.
to alter or corrupt (as a text) by inserting new or foreign matter. to insert (words) into a text or into a conversation
to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis
infidel, heretic. one who behaves criminally or viciously
foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action
To form or discharge pus
Strict disciplinarian, rigid adherence to rules.
anxiety arising from awareness of guilt. distress of mind over an anticipated action or result.
a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine. Panacea. a medicine made by the person who recommends it.
: to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : appease, pacify
noun plural ef·fi·ca·cies.
capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness: a remedy of great efficacy.
equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification: His angry speech was tantamount to a declaration of war.
any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
Closely related, relevant. Keep your opinions _ to the discussion.
Unrestrained sexually, by law, morals.
retired because of age or infirmity.
too old for use, work, service, or a position.
antiquated or obsolete: superannuated ideas.
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
Having lost life. Dull. It became a very _ party.
an odd fancy or whimsical notion.
a small hook.
an inscription, especially on a building, statue, or the like.
to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion: to expatiate upon a theme.
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference: a predilection for Bach.
a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.
an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive.
Rubbish food. the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
Flexible, agile, nimble of body
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
excess; an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.
something, as an action or speech, that tends to flatter, coax, entice, etc.