Sula Part 2 Flashcards Preview

English > Sula Part 2 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Sula Part 2 Deck (20):
1

aesthetic

Adj. concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty

2

alabaster

N. A finely granular variety of gypsum, often white and translucent, used for ornamental objects or work, such as lamp bases, figurines.

3

askew

adj. not in a straight or level position

4

compulsion

N. The action or state of forcing or being forced to do something

5

cumbersome

Adj. burdensome; troublesome

6

deterrent

N. A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something

7

elusive

Adj. difficult to find, catch, or achieve

8

flay

N. To peel or beat the skin off an animal

9

glint

V. To give out or reflect small flashes of light

10

acrid

Adj. sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor

11

inclination

N. A persons natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way

12

insouciant

Adj. showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent

13

predilection

N. A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.

14

puerile

Adj. childishly silly and trivial

15

rapport

N. Relation; connection, especially harmonious or sympathetic relation

16

reprobate

N. And unprincipled or wicked person

17

sludge

N. Sick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and components

18

timidity

N. A lack of self assurance, courage, bravery

19

timbre

N. The character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity

20

unassailable

Adj. unable to be attacked, questions, or defeated