Flashcards in Word List 1 Deck (49):
narrow-minded, prejudiced person; He is a political bigot.
give voting rights; The effort will enfranchise the homeless.
harmful, poisonous; The fumes are extremely noxious.
peaceful; We went fishing in the placid waters.
payment for work done; He received little remuneration for his services.
harsh; He spoke in an abrasive manner.
defraud; He bilked the government out of taxes.
cause; Hatred engenders violence.
complex; This is a knotty problem.
something subtle; He appreciates every small nuance.
humiliation; He faced public abasement.
noisy, attacking speech; I was attacked with a harangue of criticism.
to counter; The contract was nullified.
full; The letter was replete with sentimentality.
cancel or deny; The law was abrogated.
indicators or bringers of warnings; Frost is a harbinger of winter.
complicated, highly convoluted; I ran through the labyrinthine alleyways.
statement giving strong praise; The movie won the plaudits of the critics.
pardon or release; He was granted absolution for his wrongdoings.
establish firmly in a position; She sat ensconced in a chair.
stubborn; She softened her obdurate heart.
a respite; postponement of a service; He was granted a reprieve from the army.
of little value; gaudy; Don't wear cheap and tawdry clothes.
damaged, destroyed; The scandal blighted his career.
gullible; He was duped due to his credulousness.
tearful, sad; I saw a lachrymose musical.
deliberately make something difficult to understand; He obfuscated the deal with extraneous information.
shun, eschew; He firmly repudiated the claim.
boredom; I saw through the tedium of traffic.
self-denying; She is on an abstemious diet.
carefree; The child has a blithe spirit.
active at dawn and dusk; The crepuscular animals sleep during the day.
to moderate; soften; Temper the fire.
obscure; These theories are very abstruse.
ancient weapon (type of gun); a clumsy person; He is a foolish blunderbuss.
to cause bitterness and bad feeling; He envenomed her heart.
self-indulgence; Do no live in hedonism.
using few words; She only gave a laconic reply.
indirect; slanting; He makes mysterious and oblique remarks.
resolute; holding firm to a purpose; I respect his tenaciousness.
short-lived; Enjoy the ephemeral joys of childhood.
a pleasure seeker; Do not give in to your hedonist impulses.
expression of regret or sorrow; She wailed in lamentation.
to give in to; The parents acquiesced to the child's tantrum.
arrogant, pompous language; He delivers his stories with annoying bombast.
cut short; Curtail the lengthy speech.
someone who appreciates good food and drink; The epicure went on a food tour.
ridicule; spoof; The cartoon lampooned the governor.