new vocab 6

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new vocab 6
2015-05-21 20:17:28
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  1. brisk
    • quick and energetic
    • a brisk walk in the park
  2. ecclesiastical
    Anything ecclesiastical is related to the Christian church.
  3. peek
    look quickly, typically in a furtive manner.
  4. overture
    • an introduction to something more substantial
    • preliminary, prelude, introduction
    • the overture to a long debate
  5. burp
  6. uncouth
    • lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
    • uncivilized, uncultured
  7. despise
    • feel contempt or a deep repugnance for
    • He despises the people he has to work for
  8. outright
    • altogether; completely, entirely
    • without reservation or concealment
    • He asked her outright for a divorce
  9. snuff
    inhale audibly through the nose
  10. banned
    forbidden by law, illegal
  11. countenance
    a person's face or facial expression
  12. cradle
    an infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers.
  13. solicitor
    • attorney, lawyer
    • a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  14. mingle
    mix or cause to mix together.
  15. stale
    (of food) no longer fresh and pleasant to eat; hard, musty, or dry.
  16. attentive
    paying close attention to something
  17. snicker
    laugh quietly, giggle, titter, chortle, simper
  18. lank
    Lank can describe grass that is long, hair that is limp, and people who are tall and thin
  19. equity
    Equity is the state or quality of being fair
  20. heave
    • move or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
    • she heaved the sofa back into place
  21. gullet
    • the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
    • esophagus, gorge
  22. bantam
    any of various small breeds of fowl/chicken
  23. feast
    • a ceremonial dinner party for many people
    • banquet
  24. hoe
  25. peck
    (of a bird) strike or bite something with its beak.
  26. obscene
    • Obscene describes something that is morally offensive in a sexual way. 
    • It's never a good idea to use obscene language at school.
    • lewd, raunchy, salacious
  27. muffle
    To muffle is to quiet a sound, usually by wrapping it with something. If you try to speak with a scarf over your mouth, your voice will be muffled.
  28. lavation
    the act or an instance of washing or cleansing.
  29. scald
    burn with a hot liquid or steam
  30. growl
    To growl is to make a low, guttural, aggressive sound, like “grrrrrrrrrrr.” If you’ve ever gotten too close to an angry dog, you’ve probably heard a growl
  31. crease
    • an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    • bend, crimp, fold
  32. browbeat
    to intimidate with language.
  33. sling
    прашка, превръзка през рамото
  34. wind up
    • arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place; end up, finish up
    • Kevin winds up in New York
  35. grope
    • feel about uncertainly or blindly
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
  36. pauper
    Pauper is an old-fashioned word for someone who is poor — really poor, like the paupers described by Charles Dickens or Mark Twain
  37. relent
    • to slow down or soften
    • give in, as to influence or pressure
  38. preliminary
    • something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
  39. glisten
    (of something wet or greasy) shine; glitter.
  40. presently
    • after a short time; soon.
    • this will be examined in more detail presently
  41. gnaw
    To gnaw is to bite, nibble or chew. Your favorite food might be corn on the cob, because you love to gnaw along each row of kernels.
  42. awry
    • turned or twisted to one side
    • askew, crooked, lopsided, tilted
  43. rueful
    • feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    • contrite, remorseful, ruthful
  44. shred
    • a small piece of cloth or paper
    • rag, tag, tatter
  45. credibility
    the quality of being trusted and believed in
  46. acquittal
    Acquittal is a legal word that defendants love to hear because it means "not guilty."
  47. streak
    • A streak is a mark or characteristic
    • What makes you keep trying to wipe the streak of permanent marker off the white couch — your clean streak or your stubborn streak?
  48. ordeal
    • a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one
    • Something kind of hard like taking a test can be an ordeal, but often an ordeal is a serious and long-lasting event, like an illness or tragedy
  49. ringlet
    corkscrew-shaped curl.
  50. devout
    • having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.
    • she was a devout Catholic