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A201-250

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
decor
decorative style scheme, as of a room
idyllic
pleasing and simple
prostrate
lying face down, esp. as a sign of humility or worship; physically or emotional exhausted
gibe
to ridicule
forlorn
appearing sad because abandoned; in pitiful condition; almost without hope
wry
dryly humorous, with a touch of irony
shirk
to put off or avoid performing (a duty or responsibility)
benefactor
one who helps and supports others
connoisseur
an expert, esp. in the fine arts
plummet
to decline or descend sharply
zenith
maximum; the highest point
maudlin
excessively sentimental
penury
lack of money, property, or necessities
vigilant
alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous
extemporaneous
done with little or no preparation
obsequious
showing too great a willingness to serve or obey
esteem
high regard; respect; v. to regard highly
beset
to attack from all sides; to trouble persistently
laden
loaded; burdened; afflicted
concede
to acknowledge as true
clamber
to crawl or climb with difficulty, esp. on all fours
forage
to search for food or provisions
writhe
to twist or squirm, as in pain, struggle or embarrassment
hapless
unfortunate; unlucky
pungent
sharp to the smell or taste
fitful
occurring in irregular outbursts; occurring in spurts
falter
to hesitate or stumble
raucous
loud and harsh
gruesome
causing horror; frightful and shocking
sonorous
having a full, deep sound; impressive in style of speech
therapeutic
having healing powers
veritable
being truly named; real or genuine
raze
to demolish; to flatten to ground level
placate
to make less angry
recluse
one who hides from the world
deity
a god
expertise
specialized skill or knowledge
subdue
to conquer; to make less intense
appease
to satisfy or attempt to satisfy demands by granting concessions
ruffle
to take away the smoothness of; to discompose
skittish
nervous; easily frightened
vivacious
full of animation
correlate
to correspond; to be mutually related
scurry
to move with light running steps
prototype
the original model; someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class
punitive
inflicting or intended to inflict punishment
digress
to turn aside from the main subject
sophisticated
refined; cultivated; not simple; worldly-wise
jeopardy
risk of loss or injury; peril
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness of, esp. by giving partial excuses

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