Flashcards in Word List 3 Deck (56):
eagerness, enthusiasm; We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
harmful; The toxin has deleterious effects.
obedient, dutiful; Your child has a tractable disposition.
polish; He burnishes the metal.
pleasant sounds; I hear the majestic euphony of the trumpets.
person who opposes orthodoxy; His iconoclastic nature is unsettling.
flippancy; joking about serious matters; Her levity about the accident is rude.
suitable for drinking; The country has no potable water.
round; The fruit is ripe and rotund.
strengthen; The wall serves as a buttress.
demarcation; explanation; The delineation of the person was very accurate.
a personal peculiarity; His idiosyncrasies are particularly peculiar.
someone who opposes tyranny; The libertarian has very idealistic views.
ponder; I need to ruminate on the matter before I make a decision.
to lessen; The medicine will allay your pain.
line that tells you who wrote the article; The article was anonymous and not bylined.
hesitate; refuse; He demurred the promotion.
make worse; Don't exacerbate the problem.
shameful; He acted in an ignominious way.
soothing lotion; He was told to apply the liniment to the sore area.
all-powerful; God is omnipotent.
discordant loud noises; City traffic causes a great cacophony.
shame; He deserves the ignominy that befalls him.
flexible; The ballerina's body is very lithe.
all-knowing; Governments are not omniscient of all their programs.
practical person; It is better to be a pragmatist than an idealist.
falsely sweet; Her saccharin nature disgusts me.
very bad (something we should object to); His actions were exceptionable and should be punished.
burdensome; The duties are too onerous for one person.
introductory material; His childhood in the slums was a preamble to a life of crime.
very holy; There is a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.
regret; I deplore the present state of morality.
acquit; The evidence will exculpate him.
deceptive; He has an illusory and slippery nature.
burden; The onus is on the parent to make sure the child behaves.
unstable; risky; An undersea diver's life is precarious.
wise; The elder exhibited great sagacity.
immature; He is just a callow youth.
moral corruption; The mayor's moral depravity is shocking.
very, very bad; The performance was execrable.
excessive; There is an immoderate amount of evidence present against him.
does not let light through; The material is entirely opaque.
something of little value; She left the trinket behind for her child.
criticize; denounce; I respect his ability to teach but not deprecate his students.
scholarly explanation or interpretation; No scholarly book is complete without academic exegesis.
permanent; Facts are immutable.
wealthy; He died an opulent but lonely man.
guiding principle; These are known precepts in the business world.
lecherous, erotic; The scandal was very salacious.
unoriginal; The speech was trite and endlessly long.
openness; I was surprised by his candor on our first meet.
ridicule; The bully derided the defenseless child.
talkative; The dinner guest was extremely loquacious.
destine; confer holy orders on a priest; Fate had ordained the meeting.
district of a city; It is in a dangerous precinct of the city.