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hamilton vocab section B

Terms

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quiescent
being quiet or still or inactive
caste
a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
inanition
exhaustion resulting from lack of food
etiolated
caused to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course of decision by earnest reasoning
stalwart
having rugged physical strength
procure
get by special effort
tarried
to linger
behest
an authoritative command or request
garb
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
portiere
a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
apothecary
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs during the middle ages
coronet
a small crown
forfeit
the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
onus
A burden or responsibility.
physiognomy
The external appearance of the human face
piqued
to affect with sharp irritation and resentment
pernicious
Tending to kill or hurt.
enmity
a state of deep-seated ill-will that may or mary not be mutual
wench
informal terms for a (young) woman
czar
a person having great power
propensities
a natural inclination or tendency
annunciation
(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
cravat
piece of linen worn as a necktie
environed
to encircle; surround
vivacity
liveliness; animation
chintz
a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
taciturn
untalkative, silent
vignettes
a decorative design or shading around the edges of a picture in a book
adversary
someone who offers opposition
tribulation
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
malapropism
The usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase'; especially the use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but ludicrously wrong in context
heretic
a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
insipid
lacking significance or impact
conjure
evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
meed
a fitting recompense
fraudulent
intended to deceive
cicatrised
to heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue
quell
suppress or crush completely
fruition
something that is made real or concrete, efforts being completed
disposition
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
ingnominious
disgraceful or dishonorable
scurvy
a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
boudoir
a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
nutriment
nourishment, food
gesticulating
making gestures while speaking
effaced
wipe out or remove

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