Vocab

Card Set Information

Author:
Anonymous
ID:
144602
Filename:
Vocab
Updated:
2012-03-29 10:23:32
Tags:
lesson 16 18
Folders:

Description:
AP English 4
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user Anonymous on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. anonymous
    • having unknown or withheld authorship or agency, having unknown or unacknowledged name
    • lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability
  2. cognomen
    • a name, especially a descriptive nickname acquired through usage
    • a family name; a surname
  3. denomination
    • the name of a class or group; a name, designation
    • the act of naming
    • an organized group of religious congregations
    • a class of units having specified values
  4. homonym
    • one of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning
    • i.e bear and bare
  5. ignominy
    • great personal dishonor or humiliation
    • shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character
  6. metonymy
    a figure of speech in which an attribute or commonly associated freature is used to name or designate something
  7. misnomer
    • a name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person, place, or thing
    • an error in naming a person or place
  8. nomenclature
    a system of names used in the arts and sciences
  9. nominal
    • existing in name only and not in actuality
    • insignificantly small
    • of, like, or pertaining to a name or names; bearing a person's name
  10. renown
    the quality of being widely honored and acclaimed; fame
  11. convivial
    • sociable; fond of feasting and good company
    • festive
  12. ebullience
    the quality of expressing feelings or ideas in an enthusiastic and lively manner; exuberance
  13. felicitous
    • well chosen; apt
    • yielding great pleasure or delight
  14. irascible
    • prone to outbursts or temper; easily angered
    • characterized by or resulting from anger
  15. placid
    • having an undisturbed surface or aspect; outwardly calm or composed
    • self satisfied
  16. querulous
    • given to complaining; peevish
    • expressing or showing a complaint
  17. sardonic
    scornfully mocking and derisive
  18. surly
    sullenly ill-humored; gruff
  19. truculent
    • savage and cruel; fierce
    • disposed to fight; pugnacious
  20. unctuous
    • characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
    • having the quality or characteristics of oil or ointment; greasy
  21. audacious
    • fearlessly daring; bold
    • unrestrained by what is considered acceptable or appropriate; insolent
  22. contumacy
    obstinate or contemptuous resistance to authority; stubborn rebelliousness; insubordination
  23. dour
    • marked by stubborn sternness or harshness; forbidding
    • silently ill-humored; glum
  24. éclat
    • great brilliance, as of performance or achievement
    • conspicuous success
    • great acclamation or applause
  25. indefatigable
    incapable of being fatigued; tireless
  26. irresolute
    undecided or uncertai as to action or procedure; vacillating
  27. obdurate
    • not giving in to persuasion; inflexible
    • hardened against feeling; hardhearted
    • hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness
  28. obsequious
    excessively eager to serve, obey, or ingratiate oneself; fawning
  29. pertinacity
    • the quality or state of holding firmly to a purpose, belief, or opinion
    • stubborn persistence
  30. stoic
    • seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    • a member of a greek school or philosophy, founded by Zeno in 308 BC. holding that human beings should calmly accept all occurrences as the unavoidable result of fate

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview