Flashcards in Word List 4 Deck (64):
lack of clarity; being undecided; Get over your ambivalence and make a decision.
bad-tempered; The cantankerous baby threw a tantrum.
having no money; My impecunious condition prevents me from going out.
clear; He is sick and doesn't have many lucid moments.
highly decorated; The space was ornate, with a decorated ceiling.
steep slope; The precipice is dangerous.
health-giving; The mountain air is salubrious.
able to walk around; He is no longer confined to his bed and is ambulatory.
spacious; The storage bin is very capacious.
to damage or pollute a holy place; Don't desecrate the sanctuary with your swearing.
wicked, profane; His impious nature scares me.
done in a hurry; This job was clearly done precipitously.
beneficial; As difficult as the relationship was, it was salutary.
cut short; Truncate the lengthy explanation.
make better; I'm glad to see you are attempting to ameliorate the situation.
surrender; I will capitulate and do it your way.
turn to bone; become fixed and rigid; His bad habits are now ossified.
prevent; His disability precludes an athletic career.
hypocritically holy; They resented his sanctimonious rant on morality.
constant criticism; Quit carping over trivial matters.
stop; Cease and desist.
clumsy person; He is a lummox and constantly crashes into things.
developing early; The precocious child will turn out to be exceptionally smart.
give approval to; The authorities sanctioned the event.
depravity; His turpitude nature is unsettling.
having no hope; I am despondent about my failing health.
refugee; emigrant; He expatriated from his homeland.
not intentional; However inadvertent, the comment was still insulting.
bloodthirsty; The sanguinary wolf howled with hunger.
novice; He is only a tyro, cut him some slack.
friendship; I am grateful for our amity.
scold strongly; The captain castigated his soldier.
hardship; poverty; Uganda is in a state of destitution.
convenient, practical; The timing is very expedient.
assassinate; illegal hanging; The KKK lynched many blacks.
obvious; The message is overly overt.
optimistic; He has a sanguine disposition.
lacking in shape; The amorphous blob did not move.
purging of pent-up emotions; Music is my way to catharsis.
put off; prevent; The large dog deterred trespassers.
plots; The machinations for the robbery were extremely detailed.
outstanding; He is preeminent in his profession.
mocking; He grinned sardonically.
undiluted; total; You have my unalloyed support.
medicine to combat pain; Apply this analgesic to the wounded area.
type of private political meeting; The caucus was held at city hall.
clear explanation; The student prepared expositions on their essay topics.
whirlpool; The violent maelstrom killed many people.
good to eat; agreeable; Your ideas are palatable.
privilege; The prerogatives of the President are very different from a civilian's.
person with knowledge; He is an intelligent business savant.
using excessive flattery; The unctuous conman was charming.
burning; Lye is a caustic substance.
just beginning; His cold is incipient and must be monitored.
big-hearted; She is magnanimous towards her enemies.
fence made of posts; There was a palisade for defense.
having forknowledge; The prescient economist expected the financial collapse.
damaged; attacked; The army greatly undermined the village.
procession of vehicles; The cop escorted the cavalcade of cars to the funeral.
deport from one country back to the home country; I will be extradited if I don't find a job.
tendency; The door's inclination is to stick.
powerful businessman; The magnate deals with many important people.
a remedy that improves but doesn't cure; This is only a palliative remedy, and will not get rid of the disease.