Sense And Sensibility Flash Card

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Sense And Sensibility Flash Card
2011-10-21 10:50:15

Sense and Sensibility Vocab
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  1. moiety
    (n.) a part or portion, esp. a lesser share of something else
  2. sanguine
    (adj.) cheerfully optimistic { they are not ___ about the prospect
  3. prudent
    (adj.) acting with or showing care and thought for the future : no ___ money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose
  4. indefatigable
    (adj.) (of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly : an ___ defender of human rights.
  5. aggrandizement
    (n.) an increase in the power, status, or wealth of : Edward Farrar's mom is eager for Edward's _____, which will hopefully include meeting fancy people and driving a barouche
  6. Alloy
    (v.) make (something) worse by adding something inferior to the mix. {When I'm sad, no one can console me, and when I'm happy, nothing can ____ me}
  7. Indecorous
    (adj.) they swaggered in sporting wild hair and the most ____ attire improper, unseemly, unbecoming, undignified, immodest, indelicate, indecent, unladylike, ungentlemanly; inappropriate, incorrect, unsuitable, undesirable, unfitting, in bad taste, ill-bred, vulgar.
  8. Diffident
    (adj.) modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence : a ___ youth.
  9. Insinuation
    (adj.) modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence : a ___ youth.
  10. Acquiesce
    (n.) accept something reluctantly but without protest : Sara's ___ in his decision.
  11. Pique
    (v.t.) to pride oneself
  12. Chargin
    (n.) distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated : Jeff, much to his ___, wasn't invited.
  13. Vivacious
    (adj.) attractively lively and animated. { the play was filled with ___ and humor }
  14. Sagacious
    (adj.) having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd : they were ___ enough to avoid any outright confrontation.
  15. Foible
    (n.) a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character : my ___ is grinding my teeth at night.