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Vocab for English Final (buko version)

Terms

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transgression
a violation of a law, command, or duty
lamentable
grievous, deplorable, mournful
creed
a formal statement of religious belief; a system of belief, principles, or opinions
battlement
a noted parapet built on top of a wall, with alternating merlons and crenals for decoration or defense - as the top of fortified castles
bilious
having or resulting from an ailment of bile or liver; bad-tempered
assiduity
persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort
wits
senses
efface
to rub or wipe out; erase
chastity
virginity
aversion
a fixed, intense dislike; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasant or painful stimulus
prolixity
the state of being tediously prolonged, wordy
fervid
marked by great passion or zeal; extremely hot; burning
forbearance
tolerance and self-control in the face of provocation; the act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience
wherefore
for what purpose or reason, why
disparagement
communication that belittles somebody or something
noxious
harmful to the health; injurious; morally injurious, corrupting; unwholesome
prodigious
impressively great in size, force, or extent
alderman
a member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city
consecrate
to set something apart as holy or revered
rapier
a double-edged sword
begot
to cause to exist, produce
gall
bitterness of feeling, rancor
mortify
to discipline (one's body and physical appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation (also to cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride)
sequester
to cause withdraw into seclusion; to remove or set apart; segregate
marred
having the surface injured or disfigured; blemished by rough wear or injury
tenacious
clinging to another object or surface; tending to retain; holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view
slatternly
slovenly; untidy (also can mean sluttish; negligent; dirty)
inconstant
changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason
pernicious
causing great harm
propagate
to cause to extend to a broader area, to spread
covert
a covered place or shelter
ardently
expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate
venerable
commanding respect by virtue, age, dignity, character, or position
heretic
a person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
consumption
a progressive wasting of body tissue; pulmonary tuberculosis (old fashioned name for TB)
augment
to make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
choler
anger, irritability
quell
to put down forcibly; suppress; to pacify; quiet
abhor
to regard with horror or loathing; detest
portly
comfortably stout, corpulent

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