English Vocab Part 3

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English Vocab Part 3
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Vocab of The Crucible and V for Vendetta
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  1. Dissembling
    To give a false appearance to; To conceal the truth.
  2. Heathen
    An irreligious, uncultures, or uncivilized person.
  3. Conjured
    To appear with magic; To call upon a devil/spirit by spell.
  4. Begrudge
    To be reluctant to give or grant.
  5. Clamored
    A loud uproar, as from a crowd of people.
  6. Intimations
    An indirect suggestion; hint/warning/insinuation.
  7. Formidable
    Of great strength; powerful.
  8. Prodigious
    Extraordinary in size/amount; abnormal.
  9. Defamation
    To attack the good name/reputation of someone by uttering maliciously or falsely anything injurious; to slander.
  10. Writ
    A legal document.
  11. Succubi
    A demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep then kill them.
  12. Trepidation
    Tremulous fear/agitation; trembling.
  13. Licentious
    Sexually unrestrained; disregarding rules.
  14. Base
    Immoral, dishonorable, mean spirited.
  15. Quail
    To lose heart in difficulty/danger; shrink or tremble with fear.
  16. Abomination
    Repugnantly hateful; detestable.
  17. Blasphemy
    Irreverent behaviour toward anything held sacred.
  18. Qualm
    An uneasy feeling of the conscience as to conduct.
  19. Ipso Facto
    By the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed.
  20. Lecher
    A man given to excessive sexual indulgence.
  21. Providence
    The foreseeing care and guidance of God over the creatures of the earth.
  22. Gibbet
    A gallows with a projecting arm at the top.
  23. Excommunication
    Exclude from the sacraments of a church by ecclesiastical sentence.
  24. Adament
    Utterly unyielding in opinion in spite of all urgings.
  25. Belie
    To show to be false; contradict; to misrepresent.
  26. Gaunt
    Extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture.
  27. Beguile
    To influence by trickery/flattery; mislead.
  28. Quarantine
    A strict isolation, often imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
  29. Rationing
    A fixed allowance of provisions for people during a shortage.
  30. Terrorism
    The use of violence and threats to intimidate/coerce, especially for political purposes.
  31. Fate
    The universal principle by which the order of things is presumably prescribed the decreed cause of events time.
  32. Proposition
    An offer of terms for a transaction as in business.
  33. Munitions
    Materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunitions.
  34. Vice Detail
    The vice detail (a police position) primary mission is to investigate felony organized criminal activity related to prostitution and gambling.
  35. Overture
    An introductory section.
  36. Prerogative
    A right limited to a specific person or to people of a particular group.
  37. Surveillance
    A watch kept over a person/group, especially over a suspect criminal.
  38. Transcript
    An official report; or an exact copy, especially one having an official status.
  39. Prevail
    To succeed; become dominant.
  40. Propaganda
    Rumors deliberately spread wildly to help or harm people.
  41. Tincture
    A solution of alcohol containing animal, vegetable, or chemical drugs.
  42. Recession
    A period of an economic contraction.
  43. Facism
    A governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry.
  44. Bereavement
    A period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one.
  45. Concession
    Something granted by a government, as a grant of land, a privilege.
  46. Credibility
    The quality of being believable or worthy of trust.
  47. Melodrama
    A play, film, etc., characterized by extravagant action and emotion. (Overdramatic emotion or behaviour).
  48. Withered
    To shrivel; fade; decay.
  49. Vaudeville
    Theatrical enterainment consisting of a number of individual performances, acts, or mixed numbers.
  50. Sordid
    Dirty, filthy, squalid, or wretchedly.
  51. Dysentery
    An infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea.
  52. Treacherous
    Characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust.
  53. Luxury
    Something that is considered an indulgence rather than necesssity.
  54. Desolation
    Wretchedness; barren waste; dreariness; ruin.
  55. Snare
    Anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; to catch by trickery.
  56. Ambiguity
    Vagueness or uncertainty of meaning.
  57. Disdain
    To treat with contempt; despise; consider beneath oneself.
  58. Justice
    The moral principle determining just conduct; the quality of being righteous.
  59. Vain
    Excessively concerned about one's own appearance/self.
  60. Anarchy
    The absence of any formal system of government in society.
  61. Mea Culpa
    "I am to blame". An acknowlwdgement of guilt.
  62. Doctrine
    A body of ideas, particualrly in religion, taught to people as truthful or correct.
  63. Primal
    First; original; fundamental.
  64. Wrath
    vengence as the consequence of anger; fierce anger.
  65. Avatar
    Somebody who embodies an idea or concept.
  66. Wiles
    deceitful cunning; beguiling behaviour.
  67. Pillock
    A stupid/annoying person.
  68. Deviant
    A person whose behaviour strays from what is considered to be acceptable.
  69. Transubstantiation
    The changing of the elements of the bread and wine, when they are consecrated in the Eucharist into the body and blood of Christ (a doctrine of the Roman Catholic church).
  70. Coincidence
    A striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance.
  71. Atrophy
    Degeneration; a wasting away of the body as from defective nutrition.
  72. Succumb
    To yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die.
  73. Anomaly
    Something that deviates from the normal.
  74. Schizophrenia
    A mental disorder involving deterioration of or confusion about the personality.
  75. Cabaret
    A dancing and singing show in a nightclub.
  76. Warrant
    A written authorization document.
  77. Monochrome
    Using only shades of one colour.
  78. Malarky
    Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.
  79. Prelude
    An event proceeding and introducing something else.
  80. Fumble
    To handle or say awkwardly.
  81. Mortgage
    Conditional pledging of property, especially a house, as security of the repayment of a loan.
  82. Bristling
    To stand stiffly; reacting with anger.
  83. Wheedle
    coax or cajole.
  84. Bigot
    Person who is intolerant, especially regarding religion or race.
  85. Mince
    To cut into very small pieces; soften or moderate one's words.
  86. Embezzle
    To steal money that has been entrusted to you.
  87. Fraud
    Criminal deception.
  88. Malicious
    Desire to cause harm to others.
  89. Ingenious
    Clever at conniving.
  90. Voluptuous
    Sensually pleasurable.
  91. Lewd
    Lustful or indecent.
  92. Aperture
    Opening or hole.
  93. Vermin
    Animals, especially insects and rodents that spread disease or cause damage.
  94. Integrity
    Honestly; quality of being sound or whole.
  95. Values
    Moral principles.
  96. Insidious
    Subtle or unseen but dangerous.
  97. Warped
    A deviation of mind or character; to deviate from its correct course.
  98. Dregs
    Solid particles that settle at the bottom of some liquids; most despised elements.
  99. Vicissitude
    A change/variation that happens during the course of something.
  100. Vignette
    A small graceful literary sketch.
  101. Transfix
    To hold motionless with amazement, terror, etc.
  102. Vox Populi
    The voice of the people; popular opinion.
  103. Cowed
    Frighten with threat or violence; intimidate.
  104. Verwirrung
    Confusion
  105. Abyss
    Deep or immeasurable space.
  106. Bestial
    Of, having the characteristics of a beast; without reason or intelligence.
  107. Swain
    Male admirer/lover.
  108. Cavort
    To prance; to behave in a high-spirited manner.
  109. Cuckold
    Husband of an unfaithfl wife; cheated on.
  110. Coup
    The sudden violent overthrow of a government and seizure of political power; or a success that is unexpected and achieved with exceptional skill.
  111. Circuitous
    Roundabout; not direct.
  112. Vestige
    A mark of something that no longer exists.
  113. La Voie
    The way
  114. La Verite
    The truth
  115. The Vie
    Life
  116. Valedictorian
    A student who delivers a speech to their graduating class.
  117. Bureaucracy
    Government by many administrators and petty officials; red tape.
  118. Insurrection
    Act of rising in revolt or rebellion against government/authority.
  119. Adversary
    Person or group that opposes/attacks; enemy; opponent.
  120. Pinnacle
    The highest point (of power, success, fame).
  121. Iridescent
    Displaying many colours, like those of the rainbow. (shimmering colours).
  122. Gelignite
    Gelatin dynamite.
  123. Barge
    Heavy and wide vessel used to transport people/cargo.
  124. Vindication
    Defense, excuse of justification; proven correct.
  125. Carrion
    Dead and putrfying flesh (rotting flesh); decaying.
  126. Vigil
    A watch/period of attention maintained at night or at other times.
  127. Voyeur
    Person who obtains sexual pleasure or excitement from the observation of intercourse/undressing.
  128. Abattoir
    Slaughter house.
  129. Gored
    Pierced with something pointy.
  130. Valhalla
    The hall of Odin inro which the souls of heroes slain in battle/others who have died bravely are received and rewarded.

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