Vocabulary Notes #1
noun – a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiableadjective- holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable.
verb – announce officially or publicly, indicate clearly
verb – cause or bring about (an action or feeling), encourage (a hesitating speaker) to say something
noun- an act of encouraging/reminding a hesitating speaker
adjective – done without delay; immediate.adverb- exactly (with reference to a specified time). ”I set off at three-thirty prompt”
- discern –
verb (used with object) – to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by the intellect; see, recognize, or apprehend; to distinguish mentally; recognize as distinct or different; discriminate:
verb (used without object)- to distinguish or discriminate.
- enigma –
noun – a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand
- eudemonia –
noun – happiness, well-being.
A person’s state of excellence (happiness) characterized by objective flourishing across a lifetime, and brought about through the exercise of moral virtue, practical wisdom, and rationality.
- Grandiosity refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority—a sustained view of oneself as better than others that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior—as well as to a sense of uniqueness: the belief that few others have anything in common with oneself and that one can only be understood by a few or very special people.
- sacrilege – violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred
sacrilegious – involving or committing sacrilege
noun – an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone’s behavior
noun – a sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained
“she bought it on a whim”
adverb – in a way that shows care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.
“he spends his nights diligently working on his dissertation”
adjective – (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
- “My Cup Runneth Over”
a quotation from the Hebrew Bible, means “I have more than enough for my needs”
a member of a Muslim (specifically Sufi) religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity. Dervishes first appeared in the 12th century; they were noted for their wild or ecstatic rituals and were known as dancing, whirling, or howling dervishes according to the practice of their order.
verb-sit, lie, or fall with one’s arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way.
“the door shot open, sending him sprawling across the pavement”spread out over a large area in an untidy or irregular way.
“the town sprawled along several miles of cliff top”
- outlandish –
adjective- looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar, foreign or alien.
- sorcery-noun- the use of magic, especially black magic.
- dearth –
noun – a scarcity or lack of something.
verb- cause (someone) to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment.
”he was transfixed by the pain in her face”
pierce with a sharp implement or weapon.
“a field mouse is transfixed by the curved talons of an owl”
verb – become free of physical substance
(in science fiction) disappear by means of some imagined technological process.
“he watched the time machine dematerialize”
replace (physical records or certificates) with a paperless computerized system.
“a dematerialized stock lending service”
- preternaturaladjective – beyond what is normal or natural.
adjective- quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
noun – a tall stand with a sloping top to hold a book or notes, from which someone, typically a preacher or lecturer, can read while standing up.
- robustadjective – strong and healthy; vigorous.
(of wine or food) strong and rich in flavor or smell.