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Glossary of All English Vocabulary

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igonomy
great personal dishonor or humiliation; shame
onslaught
a violent and/or overwhelming attack
blasphemy
a contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concering God
edict
a decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law
flout
to show contempt for; to scorn
impunity
exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm
immutable
not subject or susceptible to change
flagrant
conspicuously bad, offensive, or rephrensible
rout
an overwhelming defeat
infallible
incapable of error or failure
expiation
compensation for a wrong; the act of atoning for a sin
sacrilege
desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred
inexorable
not to be persuaded or moved by words or deeds; firm
sovereignty
complete independence and autonomy
blight
something that impairs growth or withers hope and/or ambitions
hapless
luckless, unfortunate
defilement
the act of making something filthy or dirty; to profane
unscathed
not injured; unharmed
perversity
the act of deliberately deviating from what is right or good
insatiable
impossible to satisfy
Prima-donna
a temperamental person; a person who takes adulation and privileged treatment as a right and reacts with petulance to criticism or inconvenience
prim
formally precise or proper, as persons or behavior; stiffly neat
freeloader
one who takes advantage of others for free food, entertainment, etc
delinquent
failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty or a misdeed or offense, or past due; overdue
Gesture
a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc
prosaic
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
refracted
deflected or bent
Passe
no longer fashionable, in wide use, etc.; out-of-date; outmoded.
Emanate
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate, to send forth, emit
Aperture
an opening, as a hole, slit, crack, gap, etc.
surfeit
to fill or supply to excess; to oppress or disgust with overabudance of something.
mitigate
to make something less harsh, severe or violent.
perfunctory
Done out of duty or custom, without thought, attention, or genuine feeling.
Specious
appearing to be true, but really false.
Peripatetic
traveling between places, working in several establishments.
Cataclysm
a great and destructive flood; a political or social upheavel which sweeps away the old order of things
Visceral
Pertaining to, or touching deeply, inward feelings or emotions.
Quagmire
a piece of wet and boggy ground, too soft to sustain the weight of men or the larger animals; a quaking bog; a fen, marsh.
Tribulation
A condition of great affliction, oppression, or misery; ‘persecution; distress; vexation; disturbance of life’
Futile
Incapable of producing any result; failing utterly of the desired end through intrinsic defect; useless, ineffectual, vain.
Amputation
the cutting off of all or part of a limb by surgery.
Aggravate
make worse or more severe, intensify
Ramshackle
loosely made or held together
Homeostasis
tendency of a system to remain stable
Sanctuary
sacred place where fugitives are entitled to immunity from arrest, safe place, place of refuge
Phobia
a persistent, irrational fear
Asylum
refuge, sanctuary, haven, shelter, retreat
Conspiracy
secret plot or plan by two or more persons
Flotsam and Jetsam
odds and ends, useless items, part of a wrecked ship
Dormant
inactive, lying asleep or as if asleep
Pungent
sharply affecting the senses of taste or smell, as if by penetrating power
Cicada
insect, about one inch long, male produces shrill sound by vibrating membranes on underside of abdomen
Catatonic
muscularly rigid, mentally stupefied
Noncommittal
vague, guarded, indefinite, evasive
Wisteria
climbing shrub related to legume family with showy, pendant clusters of blue-violet flowers
Catharsis
the purging of emotions or relieving of emotional tensions through certain kinds of acts
Legume
any plant of the legume family, fruit in a pod, or bean
Horticulture
science and art of cultivating plants
Rhizobia
plural (singular: Rhizobium) rod-shaped bacteria that fix or adhere nitrogen in nodules on the roots of bean plants.

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