Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 1 Deck (24):
Malevolent (adj.): wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; ill-will.
Vindictive (adj.): having a strong, unreasonable desire for revenge.
Ostensibly (adv.): from appearances alone.
Elixir (n.): a magical substance (often a liquid) which cures a problem.
Ardent (adj.): characterized by intense emotions; arbor (n.).
Predilection (n.): a preference, tendency, or interest.
Conciliate (v.): to stop someone from being angry; to pacify or placate them; conciliatory (adj.)
Countenance (n.): face, facial expression; support.
Fastidious (adj.): very concerned about cleanliness, neatness, and detail; difficult to please.
Ameliorate (v.): to make better; to improve something that is bad; to relieve pain or trouble.
Vacillate (v.): to waver; to be indecisive.
Depraved (adj.): morally corrupt or wicked.
Ignominy (n.): public shame or disgrace.
Venerable (adj.): given a great deal of respect; owing to age and/or wisdom.
Wanton (adj.): having no consideration for the feelings of others; unlimited and/or uncontrolled.
Benevolent (adj.): generous; good-natured; kind-hearted.
Indolence (n.): laziness; aversion to activity.
Malignant (adj.): wanting to cause harm; malevolent; dangerous.
Heretical (adj.): holding an opinion that is at odds with what is traditionally accepted.
Denouement (n.): the end of a story; the coming together of various elements; literally "untying" [from French].
Antebellum (adj.): of the period before a war; especially the American Civil War.
Abhor (v.): to find something/someone repugnant/disgusting; to hate someone/something.
Ostracize (v.): to exclude someone from a society or group.