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VOCABULARY 0151 cards
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MEANING: adjective: 1. Expressing a request. 2. Nonbinding: only expressing a wish or giving a suggestion. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin precari(to pray)/the Indo-European root prek- (to ask) being the source of eg pray, precarious, deprecate, and postulate
Ligare (to tie or to bind, as in 'ligament')
MEANING: adjective: Of or related to tragedy or tragic acting. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, from Greek kothornos (a thick-soled laced boot worn by tragic actors in ancient Athenian tragedies).
Having mixed feelings towards person or thing; acting in opposite ways.
A person whose qualities intermediate between those of an introvert and those of an extrovert.
Workshop; artists' studio
Narrative of amusing or interesting incident.
General pardon especially for political offences.
Not based on moral standards; having no moral principles
Showing signs that promise success.
A word that is opposite in meaning to another.
To make or become better.
To estimate the value of.
A strong or deep-seated aversion.
A gradual wearing down; friction; abrasion
1 : angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun 2 : deviation from the common rule : irregularity 3 : something anomalous: something different, abnormal, peculiar, or not easily classified
Without energy or spirit; sluggish; inactive
1. Government by State officials not by elected representatives. 2. These officials. 3. Excessive official routine, especially because there are too many offices or departments.
An official who works in a government office; one who applies the rules of his department without exercising much judgement.
Begin to grow rapidly; flourish
Stupefy; Make (person) confused
Talk & ideas used only to win applause.
A small exclusive group of friends or people with common interests; clique.
Things to eat
A. Fond of company, sociable; lively B. Fond of company; living in flocks etc.,
In the opposite direction; opposed to.
Grossly stupid, insensitive.
To spread (idease etc.) widely.
Spoken or written discourse.
To speak contemptuously of; belittle.
Utterly different or distinct.
Bitter denunciation; criticism.
One who holds the principle of equal rights for all persons.
Expressing emotions in an unrestrained way.
Of double/doubtful meaning; dubious.
Use words ambiguously; especially to conceal truth.
Selecting ideas or beliefs from various sources (eclectism).
Happening by chance.
Vacantly silly; purposeless.
Charmer, Circe; enchantress, seductress siren, vamp
Kind of style etc., of art or literature; portrayal of scenes from ordinary life.
A. Not easily dealt with; stubborn. B. Baffling; impossible to understnad or interpret. C. Unwilling, stubborn.
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