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Terms

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deity
a god
veritable
being truly named; real or genuine
shirk
to put off or avoid performing (a duty or responsiblity)
punitive
inflicting or intended to inflict punishment
ruffle
to take away the smothness of; to discompose
pretotype
the original model; someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class
prostrate
lying face down,esp. as a sign of humility or worship; physically or emotional exhausted
raucous
loud and harsh
decor
a decorative style or scheme, as of a room
bebefactor
one who helps and supports others
placate
to make less angery
correlate
to correspond; to be mutually related
recumbent
lying down in a position of confort
plumment
to decline or descend sharpyly
fitful
occuring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts
vigilant
alert and watchful, esp. fpr what is dangerous
skittish
nervous; easily frightened
slander
a false, oral statement that damages a person's reputation; to make such a staement
digress
to turn aside from the main subject
deem
to have as an opinion
maudlin
excessively sentimental
gruesome
causing horror; frightful and shocking
jeopardy
risk of loss or injury; peril
vivacious
full of animation
zenith
maximum; the highest point
forlorn
appearing sad because abandoned; in pitiful condition; almost without hope
wry
dryly humorous, with a touch of irony
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness of, esp. by giving partial excuses
therapeutic
having healing powers
relent
to become less severe; to give in
interloper
one who interferes with the affairs of others; a meddler
laden
loaded; burdened; afflicted
raze
to demolish; to flatten to ground level
falter
to hesitate or stumble
recluse
one who hides from the world
clamber
to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
scurry
to move with light running steps
subdue
to conquer; to make less intense
idyllic
pleasing and simple
concede
to acknowledge as true
pungent
sharp to the smell or taste
forage
to search for food or provisions
writhe
to twist or sequirm, as in pain, struggle or embrassment
beset
to attack from all sides; to trouble persistently
opportune
suitable for a particular purpose; occuring at favorable monent
obsequious
showing too great a willingness to seve or obey
hapless
unfortunate; unlucky
extemporaneous
done with little or no preparation
connoisseur
an expert, esp. in the fine arts
sonorous
having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech

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