Flashcards in Vocabulary 25 Deck (15):
(adj) In a dying state; near death. On the verge of extinction or termination. Not progressing or advancing; stagnant: a moribund political party.
(n.) Exempt from punishment or from detrimental effects.
(adj.) Fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances: It is expedient that you go. Conducive to an advantage or interest. (n.) A means to an end: The ladder was a useful expedient for getting to the second floor. A means devised or employed in an exigency; resource.
(v. – without an object) To remain; continue; stay. To dwell; reside. To continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last. (v. – with an object) To put up with; tolerate; stand. To endure, sustain, or withstand. To wait for. To accept without opposition.
n.) The act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing: She left of her own volition. A choice or decision made by the will. The power of willing; will.
(v.) To go back on one’s word. Cards. To play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
(adj.) Easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man. Characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response.
(n.) Swiftness; speed.
(n.) A feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse. Any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action.
(adj.) Incapable of being defended or justified, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. Not fit to be occupied, as an apartment, house, etc.
(n.) Sulfuric acid. Something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
(n.) A controversial or aggressive argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc. A person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
(adj.) Shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues.
(v.) To convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes followed by off): to siphon water; to siphon off profits into a secret bank account.