Flashcards in WOTD Quiz 4 Deck (17):
Invalid (n.): a person who is sick or unable to leave their home.
Forte (n.): a thing that someone is good at.
Sententious (adj.): condescending; pompous; full of oneself.
Utilitarian (adj.): designed to be useful and practical rather than attractive.
Equanimity (n.): calmness; composure under stress.
Philanthropy (n.)/Philanthropic (adj.): generosity, donation of money or other services to the public good.
Contempt (n.): disregard for something, the feeling that something is beneath you.
Profligate (adj.): wasteful; extravagant, especially with money.
Somnolent (adj.) sleepy; fatigued.
Quell (v.): to put an end to; subdue; quiet down.
Fulminate (v.): to explode, boil over; release anger or energy.
Mutable (adj.): capable of or subject to change.
Reverberate (v.): to echo, repeat, or resound.
Palimpsest (n.): a space used for writing which can be erased and/or written over with new writing.
Saboteur (n.): someone who undermines or sabotages someone else.
Anodyne (adj./n.): inoffensive; something that kills or dulls pain.