ENGLISH FINALS REVIEW Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Uni
one
foot
PED
Impercurious
poor
frivolous
silly
Ostentatious
showy, pretentious
callous
make unsympathetic
Dysphasia
difficulty speaking
inordinate
excessive; unreasonable
Taciturn
saying little
vivid
clear; bright
prevalent
widespread; generally accepted
to throw
JACERE, JECT
bellicose
warlike in nature
Fallacious
misleading or deceptive
resolute
determined, firm, unwavering
demise
death or decease.
Occult
mysterious, supernatural, secretive; to hide
rustic
awkwardly simple and provincial
quizzical
questioning; puzzled; surprised; perplexed (quer, quir)
podiatrist
a foot doctor (ped)
Theme
a statement about life
flue
n. pipe, tube, channel
Caustic
adj
severely critical or sarcastic:She snickered a caustic remark
legacy
something receivedfrom an ancestor
elucidate
explain; to make clear
solace
comfort, relief; to comfort, console
to go; to yield
CEDERE, CEDO
requisite
necessary; vital; obligatory (quer, quir)
portage
to carry or move (portare)
dispel
to scatter about, break up
cacophony
n. harsh or discordant sound
luscious
delicious; juicy and sweet; delectable
Parsimonious
Meager: very frugal or ungenerous
dogmatic
arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas; stubbornly claiming that something is beyond dispute
unkempt
uncared-for or neglected; disheveled; messy:
droned
speaking in a monotonous tone
Adulation
excessive praise or flattering, 'kiss up'
Premature
occurring or existing earlier than what is normal
object
to disagree; to show disapproval (jacere, ject)
resistance
opposition; the act of standing against (sistere, sist)
LIMERICK
a five-line nonsense poem with anapestic meter
penury
n. extreme want of poverty; destitution
caricature
a distortion of characteristics or defects of a person or thing, either in a picture or words
Belligerent  
Adjwarlike character; hostile. The man spoke in an belligerent tone.
Inundate
overwhelm: to overwhelm somebody with a huge quantity of things that must be dealt with
scrupulous
strict; careful; hesitant for ethical reasons
Deface
to ruin or injure something's appearance
vehement
characterized by rancor or anger; violent:
prevaricate
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
Debase
to lower in character, quality or value
Paramount
chief in importance, above all others; supreme
import
to bring goods into an area (portare)
intercede
to go in between; to intervene (cedere, cedo)
prologue
a speech, passage, or event coming before the main event or speech
anarchist/anarchy
n. a person who advocated anarchy
n. absence of any form of political authority
Foresight
the ability to see ahead, anticipate, or predict
empirical
based on observation or experience as opposed to theory
Expunge
vGet rid of completely: to delete something unwanted from a written record, or blot out something unpleasant from the memory
marshal
to arrange in order; to gather together for the purpose of doing something
devotion
he derives his strengths from a god
alliteration
the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group
dollop
A lump or blob of some substance:
owns a wine shop in Saint Antoine
Ernest Defarge
query
to ask about; to question as doubtful (quer, quir)
palpable
adj. able to be touched or physically felt
UNDERSTATEMENT
saying less than one means or saying what one means with less force than the occasion warrants.
transgress
v. to act in violation of the law
reverse (v.)
turn completely about; change to the opposite position; revoke; annul
Myriad
too numerous to count: so many that they cannot be counted
touchstone
a standard; a test of authenticity or quality
inclination
to plunge (something, as a cloth or sponge) temporarily into a liquid, so as to moisten it, dye it, or cause it to take up some of the liquid:
recluse
a person wo lives in solitude; a hermit
"Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes."
Friar Lawrence
reject
to refuse to take; to throw away; to discard (jacere, ject)
mobilize
v. to assemble or prepare or put into operation
deploy
to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
"Talk about me, for I'll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee."
Lady Capulet
tentative
of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental:
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