Misc. Words Isee 8
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To lay down the terms of an agreement
The cultivation of plants
- Next to last; second to last
- Ex: Look on the bright side; being penultimate in the race was better than being last!
- 1. Of or for the purpose of penance; punishment
- 2. Resulting in or punishable by imprisonment
- Ex: The act of stealing cookies is not penitentiary.
- Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach
- Ex: His deplorable act of murdering the old man received no sympathy from the judges or the jury.
- To represent
- Ex: His mischievious actions typified that he was bored.
- A large group of similiar people or things
- Ex: A bevy of onlookers gathered to watch the football game in Gilette Stadium.
- An exciting or riotous mixture of something, often comical
- Ex: The carnival of the chain reaction of events was carnival.
- Apt in the circumstances or in the relation to something
- Ex: The excuse was not apposite to the missed asignment, so the teacher immediately assigned the student detention.
- A hypothesis or speculation
- Ex: The conjectures of the little girl were ignored, even though they did make sense.
- 1. Unclear, vague, undefined
- 2. Having the shape of a cloud or haze
- Ex: The nebulous fog descended like a blanket, capturing the town in a misty gray.
- 1. Poorly adjusted to the demands and stresses of daily living
- He was maladjusted to the new school, and was unable to keep up in his studies so he dropped out.
- 2. Not well adjusted; unadjusted
- A formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment
- Ex: The malicious villain received no absolution from the court.
- 1. To move from place to place in a haphazard manner
- 2. To move to a lower rank or position
- Ex: Because of his lazy atitude when working, his boss shunted him to he task of janitor.
- Wishing to do what's right
- Ex: She was conscienious, and was always looking for a way to improve otehr people's way of living.
- Of or relating to a church, or appropriate to do in church
- Ex: When at a church, one must make sure that all actions are ecclesiastical so one doesn't offend the members of the church.
Hedge (n) (v)
- (n)1. A line of objects forming a barrier
- 2. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss
- (v)3. To enclose or bind as if with hedges
A room used to receive guests
- Great in numbers
- Ex: The enemy's troops was legion and we had nearly no chance of victory.
- A light thin fabric; gossamer
- Ex: The bridge looked as if it was held up by crepes, so I was hesitant to cross it.
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