Flashcards in vocab3 - Sheet1 Deck (464)
archaic form of oboe.
any composite plant of the genus Dahlia, native to Mexico and Central America and widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flower heads. the flower or tuberous root of a dahlia. a pale violet or amethyst color.
a religious recluse
An evergreen timber tree (Michelia champaca) native to India and having fragrant orange-yellow flowersthat yield an oil used in perfumery.
a costly perfumed ointment much valued in ancient times.
the Himalayan plant of the valerian family that produces the rhizome from which this ointment was prepared.
a genus of Asiatic trees or shrubs (family Rhamnaceae) having alternate serrate leaves, small greenish flowers, and indehiscent fruit.
A stone of protection, often being used as talismans to protect the wearer from the “evil eye”. Cat’s Eyes are luck-bringers and yes, protect the user from mishaps and accidents (this author likes to compare it to a cat always landing on its feet! -S. Acone).
Use Cat’s Eye to increase your perceptions of others’ intentions and enhance your own intuition. It is a prosperity stone, often increasing its strength in bringing financial success over time, which is why some people wear the same piece of Cat’s Eye jewelry for many years.
Physically, Cat’s Eye will help with eye disorders and enhance vision, especially at night. It can also regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels and is said to alleviate headaches and mobility issues.
a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine used as a gem.
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria.
synonyms: boil, sore, abscess, pustule, wen; technicalfuruncle
"treat the carbuncle with hot compresses"
a bright red gem, in particular a garnet cut en cabochon.
of, like, or relating to a duke or dukedom.
Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended. Some kinds of coral and the antlers of moose and certain deer are palmate. Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point. Maples have palmately lobed leaves.
an ornamental stripe or border, especially one on an ecclesiastical vestment such as a chasuble.
having spiny or toothed leaves and showy, white or purplish flowers
a wide-sleeved, long, loose vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops, and by some monarchs at their coronation.
an 18th-century British dandy affecting Continental fashions.
a shrubby Asian tree that bears large fruits similar to lemons, but with flesh that is less acid and peels that are thicker and more fragrant.
a lace or silk scarf worn by women over the hair and shoulders, especially in Spain.
discomfited by his existence’s purposelessness, solitarily despairs.
small, soft feathers from the breast of the female eider duck.
a quilt filled with down (originally from the eider) or some other soft material.
derived from the Greek words "koleos" meaning sheath and "ptera" meaning wings, refers to the modified front wings which serve as protective covers for the membranous hind wings.
situated between the ribs.
a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the south of France, containing meat, pork skin and white beans. The dish is named after its traditional cooking vessel, the cassole, a deep, round, earthenware pot with slanting sides
the central supporting pillar of a spiral or winding staircase.
a post at the head or foot of a flight of stairs, supporting a handrail.
a kind of rich, soft, creamy cheese with a whitish rind, originally made near Camembert in Normandy.
an imaginary spirit of the air.
a mainly dark green and blue hummingbird, the male of which has a long forked tail.
feud, especially a continuing conflict between families (typical of the Camorra and Mafia)
inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups.