Vocab July Wk 4
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Vocab July Wk 4
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Choleric (kaloric) (kaleric)
disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation disappointment, or failure.
i.e. She had gained five pounds over the winter, much to her chagrin.
i.e. an egregious example of political bias
to give a false impression of
present appearance not in agreement
i.e. Their actions belie their claim to be innocent
i.e. a tree whose delicate beauty belies its real toughness
large kettle or boiler
one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation
one who rejects a socially established morality
denial esp: self-denial
i.e. The couple's sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone
to make better or more tolerable; improve
affording a favorable auspice (favorable sign);
i.e. His acclaimed first novel was an auspicious debut.
a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius or something resembling this.
excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : greediness, cupidity
convivial party with music and conversation
social gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas
formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics
collection of opinions on a subject
lacking in candor; also : giving a false appearance of simple frankness
ie. Her recent expressions of concern are self-serving and disingenuous (seems like obviously insincere)
to constitute outward evidence of
to display clearly
i.e. She evinced an interest in art at an early age
compositions produced in the artist's or authors youth
artistic or literary compositions suited to or designed for the young
the quality or state of being changeable
an event that happens by chance (the vicissitudes of daily life)
a difficulty or hardship attendant on a way of life, a career, or a course of action and usually beyond one's control
: succession (week)
a peculiarity of constitution or temperament : an individualizing characteristic or quality
individual hypersensitiveness (as to a drug or food)
i.e. The current system has a few idiosyncrasies
Her habit of using "like" in every sentence was just one of her idiosyncrasies.
extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books
ready, likely, inclined, suited for a purpose,
being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary -- often used to stress the aptness of a metaphor ( a veritable mountain of references)
sobriquet (sobrekay) (sobreket)
nickname or epithet
Ty Cobb was also known by the sobriquet " The Georgia Peach"
exceptionally early in development or occurrence
exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
she was a precocious child who could read before she went to school.
troops moving at the head of an army
forefront of an action or movement
Talk radio is often regarded as being in the vanguard of the conservative movement.
acute mental vision or discernment : keen, shrewd
living on prey
nothing livens things up like a whole team of rapacious basketball players descending upon the pizza parlor.
by that very fact or act: as an inevitable result
not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : relentless
being adverse often by reason of hostility; unfriendly
yielding something abundantly
plentiful in number
full of thought, information, or matter
deep (a visceral conviction)
a line of troops or of military posts enclosing an area to prevent passage.
relating or constitution something that foreshadows a coming event : oment, sign
eliciting amazement or wonder
being a grave or serious matter
self-consciously solemn or important: pompous
accompanying or coexisting especially in a subordinate or incidental way
the drugs risks increase with the concomitant use of alcohol
an improvement in the facilities led to a concomitant improvement in morale
to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions implant
obligation of record entered into before a court or magistrate requiring the performance of an act (as appearance in court) usually under penalty of a money forfeiture
niggardly, stingy, cheap
not dense or thick or having much substance or strength
flimsy, weak, shaky