Flashcards in Vocab 1,361 - 1,380 Deck (20):
1) a decree/command by a sovereign authority.
1) a person who has returned from a long absence.
1) inform: to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
1) a vigorous attack or offensive.
1) to steal / pilfer.
1) legal doctrine that rules / principles of law on which a court rested a previous decision are authoritative in all future cases in which the facts are substantially the same: However, under the doctrine stare decisis, the decision led to the overruling of the original decision made by Justice Young.
1) to lean / sway /tip to one side while in motion: The car careened around the corner.
1) appearing to be in a daze or stupor; unresponsive: She had the catatonic expression of an avant-garde model.
-- catatonically, adverb
1) to drain of blood.
1) sincere penitence or remorse.
1) of necessity; necessarily; by force of circumstance: The story must perforce be true.
1) off the mark: His criticism was totally afield.
-- noun / verb
1) vexation marked by disappointment or humiliation: Much to my chagrin, the work was not complete.
2) to vex by disappointment or humiliation: The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.
1) disconnected or incoherent: a disjointed discourse.
-- noun / verb
1) disgrace / discredit / blame: to bring reproach on one's family.
2) to blame or upbraid: He was reproached for his bad behavior.
1) wearing eyeglasses.
1) expressing sorrow or melancholy / mournful: a plaintive melody.
1) not progressing / stagnant / near death: a moribund political party.
1) a secluded residence / retreat / hideaway.