Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 2 Deck (16):
Hedonism (n.): school of thought believing that pleasure is the most important goal to attain. (Pleasure is the highest form of good; everyone has the right to strive for pleasure, or more pleasure than pain.)
Minion (n.): a servant or docile follower.
Heath (n.): a grassy/shrubby landscape common in the British Isles.
Redouble (v.): to become much greater or more numerous.
Trammel (v./n.): to catch something; to hold something; a net for catching fish.
Chalice (n.): a cup or a goblet.
Corporeal (adj.): of it related to a person's body, as opposed to their spirit.
Surmise (v.): to guess; to suppose; to assume something without evidence.
Gall (n./v.): bitterness or anger; to irritate; to bother; to nudge someone into doing something.
Palpable (adj.): able to be touched; a feeling so strong it almost seems like it could be touched or felt.
Jocund (adj.): cheerful; positive; joyful.
Nonpareil (n.): something that is unparalleled; unrivaled or the best of its kind.
Augur (v.): to forewarn; to foreshadow or be a sign of; (n.): a fortune teller or oracle.
Sacrilegious (adj.): blasphemous; disrespectful; making light of something serious or highly regarded.
Pernicious (adj.): causing great harm or destruction, often in a way that is not easily noticeable.