victorian vocab

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victorian vocab
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  1. blow
    • verb
    • bloom
  2. blazoned baldric
    • noun
    • a decorated leather belt, worn across the chest to support a sword
  3. seer
    • noun
    • someone who can see into the future
  4. mete and dole
    • verb
    • give and distribute
  5. frolic
    • adj
    • merry
  6. unfettered
    • verb
    • unrestricted
  7. void
    • noun
    • empty space
  8. cloven
    • adj
    • split
  9. subserves
    • verb
    • promotes or assists
  10. diffusive
    • adj
    • scattered about
  11. officious
    • adj
    • offering unwanted services
  12. trifiling
    • adj
    • actions of littler importance
  13. vex
    • verb
    • to disturb
  14. discourse
    • noun
    • discussion of a subject in speech or writing
  15. deferential
    • adj
    • showing courteous respect
  16. repugnance
    • noun
    • an extreme dislike or distaste
  17. foible
    • noun
    • a minor weakness or character flaw
  18. mediocrity
    • noun
    • a state of being midway between 2 extremes
  19. precept
    • noun
    • a rule or principle of conduct
  20. allude
    • verb
    • to make in indirect reference
  21. propensity
    • noun
    • an inclination or tendency
  22. mortal
    • adj
    • intense or severe
  23. pompous
    • adj
    • characterized by excessive pride or exaggerated dignity
  24. affronted
    • verb
    • offended
  25. malicious
    • adj
    • spiteful; nasty
  26. proffer
    • verb
    • to offer for acceptance
  27. predeccessor
    • noun
    • the former holder of an office or position
  28. retinue
    • noun
    • a group of attendants; entourage
  29. squalid
    • adj
    • dirty and wretched from poverty or lack of care
  30. sentiment
    • noun
    • tender or nostalgic feeling
  31. malignant
    • adj
    • extremely harmful
  32. impetuous
    • adj
    • incentive; stimulus
  33. priggish
    • adj
    • irritatingly concerned with proper behavior
  34. balm
    • noun
    • something that soothes, heals or comforts
  35. haggard
    • adj
    • worn and exhausted in appearance
  36. self-complacent
    • adj
    • self-satisfied; smug
  37. presently
    • adv
    • in a short time; soon
  38. reprieve
    • verb
    • to cancel a punishment
  39. bereavement
    • noun
    • the loss of a loved one to death
  40. mendicant
    • noun
    • beggar
  41. lionized
    • verb
    • treated as a celebrity
  42. envoys
    • noun
    • government representatives or agents
  43. tremulous cadence
    • adj
    • trembling rhythm
  44. fidelity
    • noun
    • faithfulness
  45. rue
    • verb
    • sorrow; regret

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