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new vocab 4
2015-05-21 21:46:40
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  1. courteous
    polite, respectful, or considerate in manner
  2. coy
    • making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring
    • she treated him to a coy smile of invitation
  3. rut
    A rut is a groove in the earth, like an indent caused by wheels. It's also a boring routine that can be hard to break. If you’re stuck in arut, you’ve been doing the same old thing for too long.
  4. molestation
    sex crime
  5. disrobe
    take off one's clothes
  6. procreation
    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  7. beget
    • To beget means to generate something, usually children, and it can be used to refer to the role of either a mother or a father.
    • make children
  8. gabby
    excessively or annoyingly talkative.
  9. premise
    • a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    • the basis of a theory
  10. tumble
    • (typically of a person) fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong
    • she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs
  11. dismember
    cut off the limbs of (a person or animal).
  12. procure
    obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
  13. revery
    • 1. daydream
    • 2. the condition of being lost in thought.
  14. dejected
    • sad and depressed; dispirited.
    • he stood in the street looking dejected
  15. rent
    tear or be torn violently
  16. audit
    an official inspection of an individual's or organization's accounts, typically by an independent body.
  17. blunder
    a stupid or careless mistake
  18. tenth - rate
    the lowest character or quality
  19. savory
    Something savory is full of flavor, delicious and tasty
  20. unsavory
    Call something unsavory if it's unappetizing, tasteless, or morally offensive.
  21. alas
    Alas is another way to emphatically say “unfortunately.”
  22. mildew
    • a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
    • плесен, мана
  23. alfresco
    Alfresco means outdoors. You can call your casual backyard picnic an alfresco dinner party to make it sound fancier.
  24. careen
    Whether it’s an unsteady ship, a speeding bus, or a person who is woozy, use the verb careen to describe something that’s teetering from side to side.
  25. teeter
    • move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    • careen
  26. offset
    a compensating equivalent; counterbalance
  27. fumbling
    • use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something
    • handle clumsily
  28. inherent
    belonging to a thing by its very nature
  29. grapple
    engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
  30. fable
    • a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral
    • tale, parable, allegory
  31. discretion
    • 1. the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation
    • 2. behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information
  32. irreconcilable
    • impossible to reconcile
    • incompatible, at odds, at variance, conflicting
  33. grovel
    get down on feet and begging for something
  34. chaste
    abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse; virgin
  35. repercussion
    • a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    • reverberation, consequence, effect, upshot
  36. pilfer
    to steal something, typically of small value
  37. mangle
    • When you mangle something, you completely destroy it, by ripping, cutting, crushing, or otherwise mauling it into pieces.
    • mutilate, damage
  38. alight
    • 1. to come to rest, settle
    • 2. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
  39. execrate
    • to curse 
    • express strong disapproval of, deplore
  40. pant
    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
  41. asunder
    into parts or pieces, apart
  42. ditch
    a hole in the ground made by excavating
  43. buster
    • an informal form of address for a man, dude, fellow
    • Hey buster, what's up?
  44. slant
    • lie obliquely
    • slope or lean in a particular direction
  45. imp
    An imp is a trouble maker
  46. sleet
    • precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow
    • If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet
  47. dreary
    • lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    • gloomy, grim
  48. comrade
    • close friend 
    • associate, companion, fellow
  49. stipulate
    • specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement
    • condition, specify
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  50. abyss
    • a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm
    • chasm, gorge, ravine, canyon, fissure