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Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
sheer
very thin
doggerel
verse loosely constructed for comic effect
entrails
intestines of an animal
prow
the front of a ship
hireling
a person in the pay of another
parable
a short story that contains a moral
contemporary
living or occuring in the same period
chassis
the framework of a car
obscene
offensive to modesty or decency
floe
a sheet of ice detached from an ice berg
concise
an antonym for rambling
recede
to go back
fervor
intense heat
authentic
an antonym for fake
nomad
one who travels in search of fresh pastures
recollect
a synonym for remember
bondage
a synonym for slavery
effective
an antonym for useless
cockade
a colored ribbon worn on a hat
strew
to scatter
explative
an oath or exclamation
canter
a slow gallop
illustrious
an antonym for unknown
terse
short and to the point
principal
chief
silt
fine particles of sand deposited by water
wigwam
an American Indian dwelling, usually of rounded or oval shape, formed of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or skins.
excel
to become better or greater in some way
wreathe
to fight, struggle
inept
clumsy
embezzle
to take money placed in one's care
placid
peaceful, boring
gratitude
a feeling of being thankful
eerie
spooky
knell
the slow, mournful tolling of a bell
enthrall
an antonym for bore
retaliate
to do harm in return for harm
financial
having to do with money and its management
atrocity
a cruel and wicked act
minute
an antonym for huge
exemplary
setting a good example
confer
to meet or talk for a discussion
wax
an antonym for wane
opportune
at the perfect moment
welt
a mark on the skin, as by a whip
pamper
a synonym for indulge
camoflauge
to disguise in order to hide
compensate
to make up for; to pay for any losses
scourge
something that causes great and widespread suffering
castigate
to scold severely
clarity
a synonym for clearness
thesis
the main idea or argument of a book
immerse
to plunge into a liquid
pagan
one who believes in more than one god
semblance
a synonym for likeness
aquatic
having to do with water
reccurence
something that happens again
billow
a large ocean wave
baton
a stick used by an orchestra conductor
unseemly
an antonym for proper
apprehensive
afraid
extensive
a synonym for widespread
agitate
to excite, stir up
tumbrel
a cart used during the french revolution to carry dead bodies
arena
a place set aside or used for fighting
inured
a synonym for accustomed
slovenly
messy
impunity
freedom from punishment
halter
a rope or strap for leading an animal
wile
a trick
create
to bring into being
hovel
a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
exceptional
an antonym for ordinary
chronic
an antonym for brief
miniature
very small
victuals
food
scruple
to feel uneasy
sociable
friendly or agreeable in company
acclaim
a synonym for praise
maze
a state of confusion
diehard
person who will not change his views
deliberate
on purpose
overt
open
glower
to stare angrily
nymph
nature godess
sedentary
characterized by much sitting
offal
waste parts of a slaughtered animal
ferret
to search out
livid
pale with rage
interminable
long
estuary
the tidal mouth of a river
antiseptic
a substance that kills germs
twinge
a sudden, sharp pain
writhe
to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain
stupor
a synonym for daze
inspire
to encourage to do something
donate
a synonym for give
indisposed
an antonym for willing
fluctuate
a synonym for vary
preliminary
an antonym for final
participate
to take part with others; to join in
zealous
extremely enthusiastic
blizzard
a violent snowstorm
gnome
a bearded dwarf in fairy tales
oasis
a fertile spot in a desert
extraordinary
remarkable
bustle
noisy or energetic activity
infallible
an antonym for erring
supple
soft
rubble
broken brick and stone
plausible
a synonym for believable
recoup
to get back
impair
an antonym for improve
determine
a synonym for decide
memorable
long remembered; remarkable
statute
a rule or law passed by a governing body
rhetoric
fancy use of words
abyss
a deep crack in the earth's surface
improvise
to make do with what one has
nutrient
a substance having food value
legible
a synonym for readable
pare
to cut or trim away to rind or skin
asset
anything owned that has value
elapse
to pass by (time)
rickety
not sturdy
worthless
worth nothing
oblique
a synonym for indirect
principle
a synonym for rule
deprive
to take away from
pallid
lacking color, pale
flippant
an antonym for grave
lei
a garland of flowers worn around the neck
timorous
an antonym for bold
belligerent
a synonym for warlike
optimist
an antonym for pessimist
alternate
to take turns regularly
intermittent
stopping and starting at intervals
dolt
a stupid person
trepidation
fear
naive
unexperienced
succinct
a synonym for cicise
murky
an antonym for clear
affront
to insult
wrest
to seize
habitual
usual
reluctant
an antonym for willing
staple
an item of food used regularly and kept in stock
disrupt
to spoil the orderliness of; to break up
rampant
a synonym for uncontrolled
stupefy
to amaze
sacred
regarded as holy
negligible
unimportant, ignored
complicated
an antonym for simple
dire
a synonym for dreadful
equine
having to do with horses
coherent
antonym for rambling
despot
a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power
unscathed
an antonym for harmed
hurtle
to move with great speed
outrage
an act of great wickedness
radiant
shining brightly, beaming
perpetual
lasting forever
scour
to clean thouroughly by rubbing
infirm
unhealthy
shear
to remove wool or hair by cutting
epoch
era
triplicate
made in three copies
eliminate
a synonym for remove
pastoral
having to do with priests
melee
a synonym for brawl
refrain
a repeated phrase in a song
rite
a religious act
allude
to make reference to
wane
to lessen

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