Flashcards in vocab words Deck (131):
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
become less in amount or intensity
model of excellence or perfection of a kind
To cause to be loved.
secret; covert; stealthy
containing or characterized by error
the time when something ends
being everywhere, omnipresent
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
a difference of opinion
reason by deduction
to attack the reputation of; to criticise in a derogatory manner
to keep your emotions hidden from others, even from yourself
to cater to the tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a ___
acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
describing a showy or pretentious display
a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn
sincerity/ frankness, the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
depart secretly and hide
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
compel someone to do something by insistent outcry, loud and persistent outcry from many people
to go around, encircle
use or manipulate to one's advantage
waste, spend extravagantly
remote in manner, not involved
exultantly proud and joyful
1. entertain; 2. distract; 3. cause a detour
(adj.) excessively bold, brash
improperly forward or bold, offensivly bold
envelop completely, deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
avoid speaking to or dealing with, expel from a community or group
Going beyond usual and proper limits.
in the open air; outside
attack someone physically or emotionally
give moral or emotional strength to, to comfort.
To reveal in trust or confidence.
to reply quickly, angrily or with wit.
within the realm of credibility
expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. detract; disparage
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
(conj) in spite of the facts, regardless of the fact; although
disagreeing (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
the surrender of a fugitive from one state to another
a member of a political party who supports extreme nationalism and a dictator
showing humiliation or submissiveness
cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
an interest followed with exaggerated zeal, a system of religious beliefs and rituals
unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
like an uncle in kindness or indulgence
improperly, unjustly; beyond a due degree, excessively
gold or silver in bars or ingots, a mass of precious metal
Series of short, quick sounds
producing wealth; profitable
adj. completely surrounding, encompassing
n. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
a motor truck, esp. a large one
permanently; in a way that cannot be erased or removed
elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
electrical device designed to receive a specific signal and automatically transmit a specific reply
To call forth by magic; To bring to mind; To recall or evoke
degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N.
to be a typical example of; to represent; to typify, exemplify
old friends; close compainions
living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
A companion or associate., associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
conscientious; extremely thorough, adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
the state of being held in high esteem and honor
prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought)
needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
to scold severely or angrily.
unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
A person who flatters influential people to further themself
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
of or relating to the state of marriage
n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
All of the lineal descendants of a person; all future generations
compel to behave in a certain way
causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
Not subject to a court ruling because the controversy has not actually arisen, or has ended., open to argument or debate
make a prediction about
Condition of being out of the ordinary, strange and unconventional behavior
puffed up with vanity, Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
pretend to be someone or something that you are not
to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash., Supress
gracefully slender, flexible; supple
as from an altitude or distance
To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
to stimulate, to startle into sudden activity
moderately warm, lukewarm
make perfect or complete
the highest point (of something)
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness, INFATUATED
anything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally, OR a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
a ship abandoned on the high seas, adj. Neglectful of obligation.
Dangerous and close at hand.
a refusal to recognize someone you know
inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
the trait of being manly, masculine mental or physical strength
feebleness of mind due to old age.
the place occupied by a substitute
Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action., to begin or start
instrument authorizing a cash payment.
rid of impurities, an act of removing by cleansing
involving financial matters
a false show of something, the act of giving a false appearance
Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
dethrone; remove from office; testify
A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
pertaining to disease; N. study of disease
someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief, An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
brilliant victory or accomplishment OR the violent overthrow of a government by a small internal group
n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
a marshy inlet of a lake, river, etc., usually stagnant
deprive of status or authority, reduce or dispose of
an ability that has been acquired by training
a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
to clean, renew, refresh, or repair