Oliver Twist 2 Flashcards

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unpropitious
unfavorable
U.P.
over
sanguine
optimistic
beseeching
begging
disposed
inclined
sobriquet
nickname
acceded
Agreed
parley
conference
palter
scheme
Stone Jug
prison
covey
small group
mountebank
traveling salesman
mortification
shame; humiliation
myrmidons
loyal supporters
palpitating
beating rapidly
regimentals
prison uniform
adept
highly skilled
gruel
a thin porridge
smalls
pants at knee-length
acquiesced
consented without argument
pell-mell
in confusion; disorderly
manifold
many and varied
propitiate
make peace with
Quixotic
idealistic but foolish
befall
to happen, occur
abrupt
sudden or unexpected:
magnanimously
very generous or forgiving
hoptalmy
inflammation of the eye
sell
informing on an accomplice
beadle
a minor parish official
despair
loss of hope; hopelessness.
vexing
to irritate; annoy; provoke:
vexation
the act of vexing.
tenements
Poorly built, overcrowded apartment buildings
night-cap
blindfold used on hanging victims
appendicitis
inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
cogitating
to think hard; ponder; meditate:
jackanapes
an impertinent, presumptuous person, esp. a young man; whippersnapper.
unwonted
not customary or usual; rare:
pad the hoof
go for a walk
fork out and stump
settle your debt
marks
stitches in handkerchief that identify the owner
expatiating
speaking or writing in great detail
commute
to travel regularly over some distance, as from a suburb into a city and back:
tremulous
(of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness.
bosom
the breast of a human being.
preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish:
impious
not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religious practices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.
voracious
craving or consuming large quantities of food:
give the horse his head
loosen the reins
sovereigns
British gold coins worth one pound each
impetuous
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
prosecution
the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
squire
in England a country gentleman, esp. the chief landed proprietor in a district.
vindicated
to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like:
affix
to fasten, join, or attach (usually fol. by to):
quarter-sessions
court hearing that occurs four times a year
workhorse
a horse used for plowing, hauling, and other heavy labor, as distinguished from a riding horse, racehorse, etc.
obeisance
a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
whit
A particle; bit; jot used esp. in negative phrases:
emanated
to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.
wainscot
wooden panel used to line the walls of a room
indentures
a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented as a means of identification.
smiting
to strike or hit hard, with or as with the hand, a stick, or other weapon:
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