new vocab 1

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new vocab 1
2015-05-20 23:42:18
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  1. impedimenta
    • 1. baggage or equipment
    • 2. obstruction
  2. habiliment
  3. bail
    release or secure the release of (a prisoner) on payment of bail
  4. escapade
    adventure, tinged with a hint of danger
  5. spree
    • period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind
    • binge, bout, orgy, splurge, session
  6. splurge
    • 1. to indulge yourself
    • 2. be showy or ostentatious
  7. curdle
    • separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps.
    • clot, coagulate, congeal, solidify, thicken
  8. quilt
    • a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching
    • comforter
  9. commence
    begin; start.
  10. queer
    strange; odd
  11. antagonize
    • cause (someone) to become hostile
    •  alienate; anger, annoy, provoke, vex, irritate
  12. tassel
  13. skulk
    • keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive
    • "don't skulk outside the door like a spy!"
  14. tinsel
    a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.
  15. sequin
    a small, shiny disk sewn as one of many onto clothing for decoration
  16. baton
    A baton is the small stick or rod, like the one that an orchestra conductor uses to direct musicians.
  17. holler
    a loud cry or shout
  18. decree
    • an official order issued by a legal authority.
    • order, edict, mandate, proclamation
  19. mutt
    • a person regarded as stupid or incompetent.
    • Do not give me orders, mutt.
  20. sassy
    improperly forward or bold; cheeky
  21. apoplectic
    overcome with anger; extremely indignant
  22. torment
    • severe physical or mental suffering
    • agony, suffering, torture, pain, anguish, misery, distress, affliction
  23. crumple
    to become wrinkled or creased.
  24. foliage
    plant leaves, collectively
  25. rung
    • one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
    • a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
  26. speck
    a tiny spot.
  27. mosey
    walk or move in a leisurely manner.
  28. gulp
    swallow (drink or food) quickly or in large mouthfuls, often audibly.
  29. hamper
    large basket with a lid used for laundry
  30. plank
    a long, thin, flat piece of timber, used especially in building and flooring
  31. airtight
    • having no weaknesses;
    • indisputable, unquestionable, incontrovertible, undeniable, unassailable
  32. tartly
    Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.
  33. thereof
    of the thing just mentioned; of that.
  34. rudiment
    Rudiment, usually used in the plural, means the basics. If you know the alphabet, you have the rudiments of reading at your disposal.
  35. feeble
    • lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness
    • weak, frail, infirm, delicate, sickly
  36. mend
  37. ensue
    • happen or occur afterward or as a result
    • the difficulties that ensued from their challenging venture to climb mount Everest.
  38. custodial
    • Someone whose job or task is custodial is supposed to take care of you. A babysitter's job is custodial.
    • derives from custody
  39. fend
    withstand the force of something; resist, stand
  40. revolve
    • something revolves, it turns on an axis or in an orbit around something else
    • revolving doors
  41. advent
    • The advent of something means that it's finally here.
    • arrival, coming
  42. dungeon
    underground prison
  43. derange
    cause (someone) to become insane
  44. fad
    • an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities; a craze
    • craze, vogue, trend, mania
  45. decapitate
    cut off the head of (a person or animal).
  46. unduly
    Something that is done because of an unreasonable behavior, without any sense
  47. plunge
    • jump or dive quickly and energetically.
    • Joy plunged into the sea
  48. bawl
    shout, yell, roar, bellow, screech, scream
  49. yonder
    Yonder is an old-fashioned way to say, "Over there."
  50. pantry
    small room used for closet