The Color of Water-vocabulary Flashcards

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ashen
ash-colored; gray.
perpetrator
to commit:
pimp
to exploit.
distraught
distracted; deeply agitated.
reefer
a marijuana cigarette.
denizens
an inhabitant; resident.
sage
French novelist and dramatist.
gawked
to stare stupidly; gape:
subservience
servile; excessively submissive; obsequious:
fraught
filled or laden (with):
infallible
absolutely trustworthy or sure:
extolled
to praise highly; laud; eulogize:
ethics
a system of moral principles
verboten
forbidden, as by law; prohibited.
lithe
bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible:
tacitly
understood without being openly expressed; implied:
motley
exhibiting great diversity of elements; heterogeneous:
macabre
gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
candidness
frank; outspoken; open and sincere:
synergy
combined action or functioning; synergism.
arrogant
making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud:
tyranny
arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
peripheral
pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the periphery:
deference
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
trysts
to make an appointment or agreement.
covenants
an agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified.
kaddish
a liturgical prayer, consisting of three or six verses, recited at specified points during each of the three daily services and on certain other occasions.
bilge
foolish, worthless, or offensive talk or ideas; nonsense; rubbish.
nonchalance
cool indifference or lack of concern
philosophy
the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
gurus
a preceptor giving personal religious instruction.
epitomized
to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify:
contingency
dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness:
solicit
to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc.:
abyss
a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.
paranoia
baseless or excessive suspicion of the motives of others.
balefully
full of menacing or malign influences; pernicious.
yeshiva
an Orthodox Jewish school for the religious and secular education of children of elementary school age.
brooding
a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
insulated
to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound:
nostalgia
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time:
carnage
the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
droves
a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group; herd; flock.
tryst
an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, esp. one made somewhat secretly by lovers.
dowry
the money, goods, or estate that a wife brings to her husband at marriage.
partisans
of, pertaining to, or carried on by military partisans or guerrillas.
absolved
to free from guilt or blame or their consequences:
kosher
fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws:
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