Flashcards in Vocabulary Deck (71)
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another: vicarious punishment.
taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute.
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reason
sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
of or pertaining to money: pecuniary difficulties.
consisting of or given or exacted in money or monetary payments: pecuniary tributes.
without contents; empty: the vacuous air.
lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.
to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
to fix the place of; locate.
subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.
a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication.
a moving force; impulse; stimulus: The grant for building the opera house gave impetus to the city's cultural life.
However one wants to do something
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
reluctant or restrained.
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
Someone who meddles with other people and their situations personally
To make correct to confirm
Unyielding or unalterable. Cannot be changed.
To be bland, lacking taste or characteristic
Extremely wicked or villainous
The face or countenance. Especially when considered to be an index of the character
A body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage
Indifferent or bored with life. Unimpressed or jaded.
Mournful, dismal, gloomy.
Ineffective, incompetent, futile
A personally offensive act or word. A deliberate act or display or disrespect.
A devotion to someone. Servile flattery
To give a false or misleading appearance to. To conceal the truth or real nature of.
To relieve and mitigate.
To excessively shake and pulsate
Very roomy and spacious