English Vocab 1 Flashcards

Sexual intercourse
Terms Definitions
abomination
a thing that causes disgust or hatred
abstinence
the practice of restraining oneself from indulgence
accord
an official agreement; be harmonious with
ambiguous
open to interpretation; unclear
avarice
extreme greed for wealth
befuddle
make someone unable to think clearly
bewilder
cause someone to become confused
chivalrous
courteous and gallant
debauchery
extreme self-indulgence
defamation
slander; the act of damaging someone's reputation
embellish
make something more attractive via decorations
ethereal
extremely delicate in a way that seems too perfect for this world
fornication
sexual intercourse between people not married to each other
haughty
arrogantly superior
indictment
a formal accusation of a serious crime
iniquity
immoral or grossly unfair behavior
lascivious
expressing an overt sexual desire
licentious
promiscuous
litigious
concerned with lawsuits or taking legal action
penitence
feeling regret for past actions
persecution
ill-treatment because of race or political or religious beliefs
privy
sharing in the knowledge of something private
prudent
showing concern for the future
sacrilegious
defilement of something regarded as sacred
sanctimonious
pious; making a show of being morally superior
stealthily
in a cautious manner
temperance
abstinence from alcoholic drink
verbatim
in exactly the same words as were used originally
vilify
speak or write poorly of someone; defame
volatile
liable to change rapidly and unpredictably
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