Term Definition
abate to lessen in intensity (for. ex a storm or somebody's anger)
abnormal not normal
abode home
abrupt sudden stoppage or change in direction
accelerate to pick up speed
acclaim to shout approval
admonish to scold
affliction Something which causes pain, suffering, distress or agony.
ajar slightly turned or opened (usually a door or window)
apathy disinterested, showing no interest
aspire to hope or dream; to try to reach to
astute sharp and intelligent (usually of thinking)
bellow the deep roar of a large animal, or any similar loud noise
blatant very obvious and clear (usually used to describe somebody lying)
candid Straightforward, open and sincere
canny knowing, shrewd, astute (usually applies to decision making)
capricious impulsive and unpredictable (usually behavior or weather)
casualty someone who suffers or dies because of an act of violence or unfortunate accident
cater to meet the needs of somebody (especially food)
covet to desire somebody's property
despondent sad; feeling depressed that some outcome did not happen
dismal very bad (usually applies to behavior or somebody's situation)
distraught Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed. (especially after an unexpected event like a death in the family)
docile obedient, yielding to control
drone keep talking for a long time in a boring manner
dumbfound stocked with surprise (usually after something happens)
ensue To occur afterwards, as a result or effect.
fathom 1. measure of length (usually used to measure depth of water bodies) 2. To get to the bottom of; to manage to comprehend figment
figment a fabrication, fantasy, something fictitious (usually applied to somebody imagining things)
gaudy over decorated and thereby creating an ugly effect
gravity 1. very serious (usually a situation) 2. a physical force that attracts grimy
grimy dirty by being covered with dirt, grease, soot etc.
grueling requiring very hard effort (like running a marathon)
gruesome repellently frightful and shocking (on seeing the scene of a murder)
homage A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death
homicide legal name for a murder under investigation
hospitable 1. cordial and generous towards guests 2. receptive and open-minded 3. favorable
hurtle To move rapidly, violently, or without control. hybrid a mix of two or more basic things
hybrid a mix of two or more basic things
illiterate not knowing how to read
implore To beg urgently or earnestly
incredulous unable to believe
infamous to become well known after doing something bad
infuriate to make angry
insinuate to imply
inundate to fill up with
irate Extremely angry; wrathful; enraged.
lavish to spend a lot effort/time/money (usually on somebody or something else)
loath to really hate
lurk 1. To remain concealed in order to ambush 2, To hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself. loath
maul To handle someone or something in a rough way.
melancholy sad in a depressed way for an extended period of time
mellow relaxed, calm, easygoing
mirth The emotion usually following humor and accompanied by laughter; merriment; jollity; gaiety
momentum the characteristic of continuing motion (or progress)
mortify To embarrass, to humiliate. To injure one's dignity
mull to think over
murky dirty and unclear (usually water or a situation)
nomadic to move around frequently (especially people wo do this as a lifestyle)
obnoxious extremely unpleasant and offensive
oration A formal ceremonial speech (usually delivered at events)
orthodox 1. Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted. 2. Not willing to change so as to accept new views patronize
patronize 1. To act as a patron (for ex. be a regular customer at a business) 2. To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.
peevish Constantly complaining; fretful, whining
pelt 1. skin of an animal 2. to throw (usually stones)
pending awaiting an outcome
perceived as seen or understood by an individual
perjury to lie in court (after taking an oath to speak the truth)
persist to keep trying
perturb to disturb
pique 1.a feeling of enmity 2. to wound the pride of 3. to excite (someone) to action by causing resentment or jealousy
pluck 1. to pull something (like a fair or feather) 2. to show daring
poised calm and confident
ponder to think about carefully
potential to have the capability to (do something)
predatory hunting prey
presume 1. To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted 2. (to do something) without proper authority or permission
preview an early showing
prior 1. coming before 2. former; previous
prowess ability
quench to satisfy (usually a thirst for water)
radiant shining (like the sun)
rant "A wild, emotional, and sometimes incoherent articulation."
recede to go back
reprimand scolding (usually officially like in an army)
resume 1. to restart and continue again 2. a short summary of one's qualifications (for a job)
retort A sharp or witty reply, or one which turns an argument against its originator; a comeback.
robust can withstand some amount of damage (i.e. not weak)
rupture an opening (like a cut)
saga a long story
sequel a followup to a previous work
sham Intended to deceive; false.
shirk to avioid (usually some responsibility)
simultaneously at the same time (as something else)
snare to trap (usually small animals like rabbits)
species type or kind
stodgy dull; old-fashioned
substantial a large amount (bigger than average)
subtle barely noticeable
sullen Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.
supervise To oversee or direct a task or organization
tamper To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.
throb 1. To pound or beat rapidly or violently 2. To vibrate with a steady rythm
toxic poisonous
tragedy A disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
trickle A very thin flow
trivial something minor and unimportant
uncertainty lack of surety
unscathed not hurt
upright to stand straight
utmost The most extreme; ultimate; greatest.
vengeance to seek revenge
vicious Violent destructive and cruel. Savage and cruel vindictive Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged, vengeful
vindictive Having a tendency to seek revenge when wronged, vengeful vista A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
vista A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
vocation An occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified.
void empty
wary be alert and careful about a potentially bad situation
whim A fanciful impulse
wince A sudden movement or gesture of shrinking away.
wrath Great anger against someone with intent to punish
yearn to desire something
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