English Vocab 2/12/12
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- (of a price) Much too high; exorbitant.
- Using or given to extortion.
- A pragmatic attitude or policy: "ideology was tempered with pragmatism".
- An approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
- A person who claims an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
- A person with an amateur interest in the arts.
A person who is passionate about a particular cause, typically inciting change and taking radical action.
A piece of burning wood.
a collector and student of postage stamps
The state of being tedious: "the tedium of winter nights".
boredom - ennui - weariness - monotony - tediousness
Loyal, reliable, and hardworking: "he remained a stalwart supporter of the cause".
A loyal, reliable, and hardworking supporter or participant in an organization or team: "the stalwarts of the Ladies' Auxiliary".
Enclose or confine (someone) against their will: "immured in a lunatic asylum".
Definition for surreptitiously:
in a surreptitious manner; "he was watching her surreptitiously as she waited in the hotel lobby".
bewilderment: confusion resulting from failure to understand.
The ability to produce a desired or intended result.
characteristic of an orator or oratory; "oratorical prose"; "harangued his men in an oratorical way"- Robert Graves.
(of an event) Be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen.
A sign or warning that something, typically something bad, will happen; an omen or portent.
- verb. forebode - predict - bode - foretell - augur
- noun. omen - portent - augury - foreboding - foretoken - sign
- Of or relating to meteors or meteorites: "meteoric iron".
- (of the development of something, esp. a person's career) Very rapid: "her meteoric rise".
Showing deference; respectful: "people were always deferential to him".
- Scatter among or between other things; place here and there.
- Diversify (a thing or things) with other things at intervals: "debate interspersed with angry exchanges".
Morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness.
- Immerse (one's hands or feet) partially in water and move them around gently.
- (of a duck or other waterbird) Move the bill around in shallow water while feeding: "teal dabble in the shallows".
- Expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief).
- Reduce the inflated reputation of (someone), esp. by ridicule: "comedy takes delight in debunking heroes".
Praise highly, esp. in a public context.
Involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
- A letter.
- A poem or other literary work in the form of a letter or series of letters.
- of a person) At the point of death.
- (of a thing) In terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigor.
- Hostility or ill feeling.
- Motivation to do something.
(of a person or their behavior) Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient: "untoward jokes".
- Accustom (someone) to something, esp. something unpleasant.
- Come into operation; take effect: "a release given to one of two joint contractors inures to the benefit of both".
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