Flashcards in Vocab 1,661 - 1,680 Deck (20):
1) superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception.
1) relating to philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature.
1) a parishioner or one who entreats humbly.
1) walking or tending to walk while asleep: The fact that the Bush administration was strangely somnambulant about the al-Qaeda threat is puzzling.
1) imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.
1) to talk a lot in a way that expresses emotion or enthusiasm: He waxed eloquent on/about the pleasures of gardening.
1) an acutely disturbed state of mind.
-- noun / verb
1) a secret or disguised way of writing; a code: he was writing cryptic notes in a cipher.
1) a witty remark or sentence.
1) to hamper, suppress or make ineffectual: Menial work can stultify the mind.
Sturm und Drang (Shtuurm und Drahng)
1) tumult; turmoil; upheaval: In a year filled with corporate Sturm und Drang, the company was headed by no fewer than three different CEOs
1) extraordinary in size/amount/extent/etc.: a prodigious research grant.
1) action counter to something.
1) a disposition in a will: A small bequest allowed her to live independently.
1) old-fashioned/obsolete: The spinning wheel is an antiquated machine.
1) to crowd around or surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office.
1) deprived: He is bereft of all happiness.
1) from now on; from this point forward.
1) without exceptions or conditions: a categorical denial.