Flashcards in Word List 5 Deck (57):
a brief amusing story; She told anecdotes to her grandchildren.
speed; The runner's celerity was amazing.
skillful with hands; The woodcarver was extremely dexterous.
unskillful; He plays sports in a very maladroit way.
pale; Your face is pallid.
clear; There is unequivocal proof of the crime.
critical; The censorious professor yelled at his student.
easily felt; easily perceived; There was palpable resentment.
set free; The unfettered animals raced into the wild.
blame; She is the victim and should not be censured.
instructive; This chapter is on didactic poetry.
irrelevant; on the outside; Those facts are extrinsic to this case.
insignificant; He was punished for something inconsequential.
a curse; The witch whispered a malediction.
remedy for all ills; That medicine is not a panacea.
speak misleadingly and evasively; The conman spoke in a prevaricate manner.
to sink; The boat scuttled to the bottom of the ocean.
to remove a priest from his position; The priest was unfrocked due to the scandal.
take possession of; The army annexed the camp.
intellectual; The topic is cerebral, and does not appeal to emotions.
lacking confidence; You cannot be diffident in an interview.
a wrong-doer; The malefactor ran from the cops.
never having happened before; The event was unprecedented.
certainty; He spoke with certitude, reassuring me.
cannot be wiped out; The ink is indelible.
deliberately avoid work; She malingered and went on a trip.
apparently contradictory statement; It is a paradox that can't be explained.
trickster who claims knowledge he doesn't have; He is a showman with a touch of charlatan.
dam; They built a temporary dike of sandbags.
obsessive; The rock star has many fanatical followers.
neutral; not outstanding; The performance was indifferent.
a perfect example; He is the paragon of efficiency.
not deliberate; His unwitting remark still hurt her.
wary of; reluctant to give; He is very chary of his praise.
slow; falling behind with one's work; His injury has had dilatory effects.
passion; excessive devotion; Her fanaticism with him is worrisome.
wasteful; He is a prodigal spender.
isolate; The virus must be sequestered.
scold; The soldier was upbraided for his cowardice.
very old-fashioned; His views are too antediluvian.
overly particular; The child is a fastidious eater and won't eat most things.
laziness; Your indolence is unacceptable in the workplace.
very large; I received a prodigious research grant.
fortunate coincidence; Meeting my husband was pure serendipity.
hilarious; He let out an uproarious laugh.
a book with a collection of poems or stories; The anthology has many great stories.
trickery; He resorted to chicanery to get the job.
person who dabbles in a subject without serious study; She is a dilettante in the arts.
silly; It is fatuous to book a flight without having solid plans.
novice; He is an inductee in music.
unholy; Drop your profane manner.
outcome; The upshot of the disagreement was an end of the relationship.
putting man at the center of one's philosophy; Your anthropocentrism is just arrogance.
changeable; Your plan is chimerical and not thought out.
outcast from society; She has become a pariah due to her scandals.
jagged; The blade of the bread knife was serrated.