Flashcards in Vocab List 4 Deck (20):
(N) a large scale destruction; especially by fire
The holocaust in the neighbors house was horrible, the fire left nothing to spare.
(Adj) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entry
That man is impervious to pain, he was born with no sense of touch.
(N) a moving force, impulse
His impetus led him down the street quicker every second.
My life was in jeopardy when I was left alone in the middle of the woods with no food or water.
(Adj) extremely careful, particular about detail about details
Having a meticulous personality can help you have an organized life, but may lead to a boring personality as well.
(N) a longing for something past
Synonym: a memory
People tend to have nostalgia for family members that have last away.
(N) the purest essence or form of something
The only thing that is quintessence in our lives is God, nothing material on earth comes close to Him.
(V) to move backward, to return to an old condition
If he continues to drink he will completely regress and become and alcoholic again.
(V) to examine closely
If a police officer does not thoroughly scrutinize the crime scene, he might miss some evidence left behind.
(Adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absent interest
My boss was tepid this morning because he has been facing hardships at home.
(V) to praise
It is sacrilegious to lie about who or what you laud to.
(V) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge
All my dog does is loll around the house all day, even after we bought him so many new toys.
(Adj) talkative; wordy; fond of talking
When I was younger, I was loquacious no matter who I was with.
(Adj) generous in forgiving; above small meanness
Catholic people tend to be more magnanimous to other people than other religions.
(Adj) required; obligatory
The meeting was mandatory even though it was yet to be scheduled by the administrator just yet.
(Adj) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
No matter how hard he tried, all of his accomplishments seemed nondescript compared to his siblings'.
(Adj) slow moving, sluggish; unemotional
The boy was phlegmatic because he stayed up all night studying for a test that got postponed.
(V) to repeal, cancel
I rescind any comments I made about the defendant and his lawyer because they were not true.
(Adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy
People who are always vivacious are the most fun people to be around because there's never a dull moment.