Flashcards in Vocabulary - miscellaneous Deck (65)
(informal) a biographical movie.
British name for the game of checkers.
a Japanese form of wrestling in which a contestant loses if he is forced out of the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.
a weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between lightweight and middleweight. In the amateur boxing scale it ranges from 140 to 147 pounds (63.5–67 kg).
a hobby or minor occupation
intentionally so written —used after a printed word or passage to indicate that it is intended exactly as printed or to indicate that it exactly reproduces an original
fragment of pottery
(pl=stelae) an upright stone slab or column typically bearing a commemorative inscription or relief design, often serving as a gravestone.
another term for potsherd -- a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
shaped by human hands
1. giving an impression of vague unworldliness 2.having supernatual powers of clairvoyance 3. (Scottish) fated to die or at the point of death
1. sentence, penalty 2. sorrow, grief
unnatural; abnormal; extraordinary
forbidden; especially : prohibited by dictate
hidden; real but undeveloped
of or like a ghost
extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent
relating to, situated at, or forming the base. 2. : of, relating to, or essential for maintaining the fundamental vital activities of an organism (as respiration, heartbeat, or excretion)
relentless, unstoppable, inescapable, inevitable
(adj.) separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off (noun = insularity)
(adj) relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead.
originally means a charm or a spell. But now its more commonly said meaning sex appeal or talent
dying, expiring, terminal, on one's deathbed
ignominious, (n) -miny
Deserving disgrace; shameful; dishonorable.
lack of energy; weariness
1. having the characteristics or nature of both male and female. 2. neither specifically feminine nor masculine
existing or operating within; inherent
most unfortunate or miserable