Vocab 25-27

  1. bedlam
    a place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion
  2. chauvinism
    • a prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's group
    • militant and boastful devotion to and glorification of one's country or cause; fanatical patriotism
  3. draconian
    • exceedingly harsh: rigorous; cruel
    • of or designating a law or code of extreme severity
  4. herculean
    • of or requiring unusual size, power, or difficulty
    • of or resembling Hercules
  5. martinet
    • a rigid military disciplinarian
    • a person who demands absolute adherence to rules
  6. maudlin
    weakly and excessively tearful; sentimental
  7. mesmerize
    • to capture and charm; enthrall
    • to hypnotize
  8. silhoutte
    • an outline of something that appears dark against a light background; shadow
    • a drawing consisting of the outline of something especially a human profile filled in with a solid color
    • to cause to be seen as an outline
  9. stentorian
    extremely loud
  10. titanic
    • having great stature or enormous strength; huge; colossal
    • of enormous scope, power, or influence
  11. concomitant
    • existing or occuring at the same time; accompanying; attendant
    • an accompanying state, circumstance, or thing
  12. eon
    • an indefinitely long period of time; an age; an eternity
    • the longest division of geologic time, containing two or more eras, or one billion years
  13. extant
    still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
  14. hiatus
    a gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; break
  15. inure
    to make used to something undesirable; especially by prolonged subjection; accustoml harden
  16. irrevocable
    incapable of being changed, undone, or retracted; irreversible
  17. millennium
    • a span of one thousand years
    • a hoped-for period of great joy prosperity, and justice
  18. perpetuity
    the quality, state, or condition of being everlasting; time without end; eternity
  19. pristine
    • of, pertaining to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive; original
    • remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted
  20. transience
    the state or quality of passing into and out of existence; impermanence
  21. deplore
    • to feel or express strong disapproval of
    • to feel or express sorrow over; lament
  22. disconsolate
    • beyond comfort; hopelessly sad
    • cheerless; causing gloom
  23. distraught
    • agitated with anxiety; worried
    • crazed or mad
  24. halcyon
    • calm and peaceful; tranquil
    • prosperous; golden
    • a fabled bird with the power to calm the wind and waves
  25. lachrymose
    • weeping or inclined to weep; tearful
    • causing or tending to cause tears; sorrowful
  26. mercurial
    • being quick and changeable in character; fickle
    • having the characteristics of eloquence, shrewdness, and swiftness attributed to the god Mercury (hermes)
  27. revel
    • to take great plesure or delight in
    • to engage in uproarious festivities; make merry
  28. tirade
    a long angry or violent speech, usually denouncing or criticizing someone or something; diatribe
  29. trauma
    • an emotional shock that has a profound and lasting effect on the mind and functioning of an individual
    • a wound, especially one produced by sudden physical injury
  30. vex
    • to irritate or annoy; bother
    • to baffle; puzzle
Card Set
Vocab 25-27
vocabulary lesson 25, 26, and 27