Vocab_Sheet_14

  1. After you
    a polite formula used to suggest that someone goes in front of or takes a turn before oneself.
  2. Frantic
    distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.

    "she was ******** with worry"
  3. Turn the tide
    reverse the trend of events.

    "the air power that helped to ******* of battle"

    Idiom
  4. Guile
    sly or cunning intelligence.

    "he used all his ******* and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in"
  5. Drubbing
    • a beating
    • a thrashing.

    "I'll give the scoundrels a ******* if I can!"
  6. connoisseur
    an expert judge in matters of taste.

    "a ******* of music"
  7. Sycophancy
    • Buttering
    • Favoritism
  8. Tyrant
    a cruel and oppressive ruler.

    "the ******** was deposed by popular demonstrations"
  9. Massacre
    an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people.

    "reports of ****** by government troops"
  10. Holocaust
    destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.

    "a nuclear ***********"
  11. Steeds
    a horse being ridden or available for riding.
  12. Prowess
    skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.

    "his ******** as a fisherman"
  13. Erudite
    having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    "Ken could turn any conversation into an ******* discussion"
  14. Carping
    • difficult to please
    • Critical.

    "she has silenced the ******* critics with a successful debut tour"
  15. Bereft
    • Deprived
    • lacking (something).

    "her room was stark and ******** of colour"
  16. Wielders
    • Handle
    • Employ actively
    • Hold
    • Basket for holding arrows
  17. Purport
    appear to be or do something, especially falsely.

    "she is not the person she ******** to be"
  18. Sterling
    (of a person or their work or qualities) excellent or valuable.

    "this organization does ******* work for youngsters"
  19. Exalted
    (of a person or their rank or status) at a high or powerful level.

    "it had taken her years of infighting to reach her present ******** rank"
  20. Picky
    fussy and hard to please.

    "they are becoming increasingly ********* about where they stay"
  21. Esoteric
    intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

    "******** philosophical debates"
  22. Exoteric
    intended for or likely to be understood by the general public.
  23. Melancholy
    a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

    "an air of ******** surrounded him"
  24. Loiter
    • stand or wait around without apparent purpose.
    • Linger

    "she saw Mary ******* near the cloakrooms"
  25. Diction
    the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.

    "Wordsworth campaigned against exaggerated poetic *********"
  26. Bards
    a poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition.

    Luv Kush were the amazing ******* who went to places reciting glories ppf Srirama
  27. Edifice
    • a complex system of beliefs.
    • Large imposing building

    "the concepts on which the ********* of capitalism was built"
  28. Teem
    • be full of or swarming with
    • Flourish
    • Replete

    Similar: brimming

    "every garden is ******* with wildlife"
  29. Haywire
    • Erratic
    • Out of control.

    "her imagination had gone ********"
  30. Cajoling
    persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.

    "he hoped to ****** her into selling the house"

    ******** attitude of complaining weakens our consciousness
  31. Epoch
    • a particular period of time in history or a person's life.
    • Era
    • Age
    • Period

    Ramarajya ******* would have been the most ideal one
  32. Clasp
    grasp (something) tightly with one's hand.

    "he ******* her arm"
  33. Brooks
    a small stream.

    "the Lake District boasts lovely lakes and babbling *******"
  34. Sledge
    • a taunting or teasing remark made to an opposing player in order to disturb their concentration
    • a mockingly critical comment.

    "he was upset after a very personal sledge by the Australian captain"

    "as political sledges go, it was a killer"
  35. Oblivious
    • Ignorant
    • Unconcious
    • not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one

    "she became absorbed, ******* to the passage of time"
  36. Hobbled
    Limp

    walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
  37. Poacher turned gatekeeper
    someone who now protects the interests they previously attacked.

    "in the clearest case ever of ************, the brewers are joining together in a crusade against alcohol abuse"

    Idiom
  38. Cleave
    split or sever (something), especially along a natural line or grain.

    "the large axe his father used to ******** wood for the fire"
  39. Pang, hunger pang
    a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.

    "Lindsey experienced a sharp ******* of guilt"
  40. Disquietude
    a state of uneasiness or anxiety.

    "such passages reflect a sense of ********, of alienation even"
  41. Sloshed
    • (of liquid in a container) move irregularly with a splashing sound.
    • hit (someone) hard
    • Smack

    "why did you ******* me while teaching?"

    "water in the boat ******* about under our feet"
  42. Goon
    a bully or thug, especially a member of an armed or security force.

    "a squad of ******* waving pistols"
  43. Buffon
    • a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown.
    • Fool
    • Dolt
  44. Gleam
    • shine brightly, especially with reflected light.
    • Scintillating
    • Glow

    "light ******** on the china cats"
  45. Ascent
    a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.

    "the first ******** of the Matterhorn"
  46. Tout
    • attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.
    • a person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit.

    "Sanjay was ******* his wares"
  47. Dote
    be extremely and uncritically fond of.

    "she ******** on her two young children"
  48. Dexterity
    skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.

    Similar: eminence, adept

    "her ******** with chopsticks enthralled everybody"
  49. Lull
    • Sooth
    • Quiet
    • Hush
    • Lullaby
    • calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements.

    "the rhythm of the boat ******* her to sleep"
  50. Anoint
    • Consecrate
    • Bless
    • Sanctify
    • smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony.

    "high priests were ******* with oil"
  51. Amass
    gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of material or things) over a period of time.

    "he ******** a fortune estimated at close to a million pounds"
  52. Seer
    • a person of supposed supernatural insight who sees visions of the future.
    • Prophet

    "a ******* had foretold that the earl would assume the throne"
  53. Titanic
    • of exceptional strength, size, or power
    • Colossal
    • Gigantic

    "a series of ******* explosions"
  54. Extol
    praise enthusiastically.

    "he ****** the virtues of the Russian peoples"
  55. Throb
    • Beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm
    • Pulsate steadily.

    "the war drums *******"
  56. Assailants
    a person who physically attacks another.

    "the police have no firm leads about the identity of his *******"
  57. Stark
    severe or bare in appearance or outline.

    "the ridge formed a ******** silhouette against the sky"
  58. Off the hook
    • Free
    • no longer in difficulty or trouble.

    "I lied to get him *********"

    Idiom
  59. Chasm
    • a deep fissure in the earth's surface.
    • Rift
    • Division between people

    "a ********* a mile long"
  60. Excommunicate
    Officially exclude (someone) from participation
  61. Tribulations
    a cause of great trouble or suffering.

    "the ********** of being a megastar"
  62. Clamour
    a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.

    "the questions rose to a *********"
  63. Animosity
    strong hostility.

    "he no longer felt any ******* towards her"
  64. Vitiate
    spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.

    "development programmes have been ******** by the rise in population"
  65. Lacuna
    an unfilled space; a gap.

    "the journal has filled a ******* in Middle Eastern studies"
  66. Manes
    (in ancient Roman belief) the souls of dead ancestors, worshipped as benevolent spirits.
  67. Ebb
    the movement of the tide out to sea.

    "the tide was on the ********"
  68. Budge
    make or cause to make the slightest movement.

    "the queue in the bank hasn't *******"
  69. Ambush
    a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.

    "seven members of a patrol were killed in an **********"
  70. Gospel
    the teaching or revelation of Christ.

    "it is the Church's mission to preach the ********"
  71. Hearsay
    • information received from other people which cannot be substantiated
    • Rumour
    • Gossip

    "according to ******, Bez had managed to break his arm"
  72. Tempest
    a violent windy storm.

    "a raging ********"
  73. Stalling
    • Interrupting
    • Blocking
    • stop or cause to stop making progress.

    "his career had ******, hers taken off"
  74. Transgress
    go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable).

    "she had ********* an unwritten social law"
  75. Infantry
    soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively.

    "the ******* advanced at sunrise"
  76. Heinous
    (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.

    "a battery of ******** crimes"
  77. Nymph
    a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations.

    "the idyllic world of ******** and shepherds"
  78. Dames
    an elderly or mature woman.

    "a matronly ******** presided at the table"
  79. Circumambulate
    walk all the way round (something).

    "they used to ********* the perimeter wall"
  80. Fie
    used to express disgust or outrage.

    "Alas, my lord, that you should confuse your bride with another. *******, I say!"
  81. Duke
    a male holding the highest hereditary title in the British and certain other peerages.
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