World lit midterm vocab

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World lit midterm vocab
2013-01-24 16:28:44
world lit midterm exam

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  1. Adroit
    Skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind
  2. Amicable
    Peaceable, friendly
  3. Cursory
    Hasty, not through
  4. Grimace
    A wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face
  5. Holocaust
    A large-scale destruction, especially by fire;, a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
  6. Meticulous
    Extremely careful; particular about details
  7. Scrutinize
    To examine closely
  8. Tepid
    Lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of intrest
  9. Gape
    To stare with open mouth; to open mouth wise; to open wide
  10. Insidious
    Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
  11. Opulent
    Wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
  12. Deploy
    To position or arrange; to utillize; to form up
  13. Fortitude
    Courage in facing difficulties
  14. Pliable
    Easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
  15. Unkempt
    Not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
  16. Stolid
    Not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
  17. Verbatim
    Word for word; exactly as written or spoken
  18. Calumny
    A false or malicious statment
  19. Craven
    cowardly, a coward
  20. Muse
    To think about in a dreamy way, ponder
  21. Liquidate
    to pay a debt, settle an account; to eliminate
  22. Coerce
    To compel, force
  23. Inclement
    Stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
  24. Punitive
    Inflicting or aiming at punishment
  25. Negligible
    So unimportant that it can be disregarded
  26. Sojourn
    A temporary stay; to stay for a time 
  27. Redress
    To set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury
  28. Perpetuate
    To make permanent or long lasting
  29. Bequeath
    To give or pass as an inheritance
  30. Expunge
    To erase, obliterate, destroy
  31. Finite
    Having limits, lasting for a limited time
  32. Disperse
    To scatter, spread far and wide
  33. Converge
    To move toward one point, approach nearer together
  34. Panacea
    A remedy for all ills; cure-all an answer to all problems
  35. Omniscient
    Knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
  36. Skulk
    To move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
  37. Uncanny
    Strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
  38. Venial
    Easily excused; pardonable
  39. Recompense
    To repay for services
  40. Ascertain
    To find people
  41. Covet
    To earneslty wish for what belongs to another
  42. Fathom
    To understand, comprehend
  43. Impious
    Lack of religious respect
  44. Retrogress
    To move backwards, to return to an earlier condition
  45. Parricide
    Act of murdering parents