Card Set Information
english vocab words
To make milder or less severe
(you never want spicy sausages so you make them milder and less spicy)
Reverence for God OR religious obligations
(Piety sounds like mighty, Might God)
Inclined to silence, reserved in speech
(When eating a tic TAC, you are not able to talk, you are silent)
Not prudent, lacking descretion
(im-being not and prudent...when put together:NOT PRUDENT)
Characteristics of a tyrant
(tryan is almost tyrant, and cal sounds like char(characteristics))
Deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice
Having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm
Wishing harm or evil to another or others
(when a MALE breaks up with you, you wish harm or evil on him)
A tendency to think favorably of something in particular
(during the ELECTION, you think favorably of who you are going to vote for)
Hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
(NEBERTHELOUS, i still cant remember what happened)
To make timid, fill with fear
Logical judgment, agreeable to reason
To behave as if one is concious of descending(going down to) from a superior position
To force or to drive
(comPELL, sounds like pedal, put the PEDAL to the metal (driving))
Not legally permitted or authorized
A feeling of humilation or shame
A temporary stay
(soJOURNEY, you only stay a while when on a journey)
Courteous and gracious
(you need a CORD to light up the COURT)
Cordial quality or feeling
(CordiaLITY. the LITY in quaLITY)
To set fourth or state in detail
(exPOUND details out)
Gross injustice or wickedness
(Think of quitting smoking and how GROSS and WICKED it is to smoke)
To persist in anything undertaken
Tending to arguement
(opposite or content- when not happy, you argue)
An act or instance of condescending
(when you condescend, you are SENDING or ACTING)
Refractory or unruly
(reFRACTory, almost like FRACTious)
Having or showing pleasent, good-natured qualities
(AM I ABLE to be pleasent?)
A criminal offense
(when you take a good PIC, the success is promising)
(slugs are slow, lazy, etc)
Abuse of authority
(when God makes it RANNY, he is abusing his authority:))
With great care or concern
(when pouring ginger, you have to do it carefully, as to not pour to much)
(TRATE is like concenTRATE and when you concentrate, you are determined)
(when there is a home-evasion, the robber ESCAPES with your personal belongings)
At a distance, apart
(the 2 O's in Aloof are like eyes, they are APART from each other)
Suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude
(when you are sick, you need MORE time in BED--MOREBED)
Pleasently calm or peaceful
(opposite of what you'd be if you PLACED ACID on your hand)
Mental suffering, pain
(SIGNS (like the NIGN) help let you know store hours)
VIOLANCE at charities)
A picture, description, etc. Ludicrously exaggerating the pecularites or defects of a persons things.
(Cari Brennan always exaggerates on stories)
probably meant to be hermaphrodite. Something that is a combination of diverse elements.
Represented as side by side
(the cc in aCCoseted are side by side)
Play on words, or relative.
Something that incites, instigates, angers, imitates.
(Someone might try to PROVocation that they are right because someone angered them)
motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
(FANATICal about religion or politics)
demeanor; conduct; behavior.
(when you break the law, you do to the DEpartMENT, like the jail)
resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
(when someone resists control you have to obSTRAPerous them down-strap them down)
not conspicuous, noticeable, or prominent.
the elements or first principles of a subject.
(the elements, or rud-CONDIMENTS of a hot dog is ketchup and mustard)
a stately and magnificent tomb.
(the thing matt MAUS will be in when he dies)
zealous; ardent; passionately;powerfully
(you become this way, zealous and ardent, when you are going to VEHNT)
uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
a man of good family, breeding, or social position.
any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
past the prime of one's life.Behind the times, outmoded
(pass, like pass the prime)
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.
to lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason
(like a skull, hidden)
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical
to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
(the u in UndUlate has the rising and falling action)
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish
(you want to blow up, or TANK (canTANKEROUS) someone who makes you mad)
to make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of
Tirade ( a tirade against smoking.)
a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation
of or pertaining to apoplexy.
having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc.
(OMG YOUR SKINS aLIVe)
offense; annoyance; displeasure
(when you brag, people will experience annoyance and offense)