Flashcards in Vocab Builder Deck (46)
the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.
inspired by hope or belief in a messiah.
fervent or passionate
the final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved..
the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear.
(of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
- not real or genuine
departing from an accepted standard. diverging from the normal type.
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
(of a literary work) in the form of letters.
arranged or existing for the present, possibly to be changed later.
not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so.
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
"I always welcomed clover, much to the consternation of the neighbors"
harsh criticism or censure.
the public disgrace arising from someone's shameful conduct.
the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
- the details or rules of behavior conventionally considered to be correct.
endless (often used hyperbolically).
a low neckline on a woman's dress or top.
a woman's cleavage as revealed by a low neckline.
remove the hair from
tending or able to change frequently or easily.
- able to do many different things; versatile.
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
an unfounded rumor or story.
"the old canard that LA is a cultural wasteland"
harshness of tone or manner
having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell.
angry and bitter.
having a lot of space inside; roomy.
"she rummaged in her capacious handbag"
the reduction of the force, effect, or value of something.
"human security required the attenuation of a wide range of threats to people"
the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea.
synonyms: wreckage, cargo, remains; More
people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless.
"the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam"
denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.
relating to, resembling, or affecting apes or monkeys.
n. ape or monkey
not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.
"“We only had a bottle.” “Very abstemious of you.”"
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
"no other party risked ignominious defeat"
dangerously high or steep.
(of a change to a worse situation or condition) sudden and dramatic.
2. (of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration.