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1984 Vocab #2

TermDefinition
Haranguing (v) Scolding or ranting in an angry way.
Feral (adj) Resembling a wild animal.
Meritorious (adj) Deserving reward or praise.
Fecundity (n) Fruitfulness and fertility.
Inimical (adj) Tending to obstruct or harm.
Ruminant (n) An even-toed undulate mammal that chews the cud regurgitated from its rumen. The ruminants comprise of cattle, sheep, antelopes, deer, giraffes, and their relatives; a contemplative person; a person given to meditation.
Assailed (v) Physically attacked or strongly criticized.
Avaricious (adj) Having or showing extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Omnipotent (adj) Having unlimited power.
Infallible (adj) Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong.
Ossified (v) Ceased to grow, became stagnant or rigid.
Copiously (adv) Abundantly in large quantity.
Lethargy (n) A lack of energy or enthusiasm.
Desultory (adj) Lacking a plan, purpose or enthusiasm.
Sanctimonious (adj) Making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Insidious (adj) Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way but with harmful effects; treacherous.
Wanton (adj) Being merciless or inhumane.
Martyrdom (n) The death or suffering of one fighting for religion or any other great principle.
Posterity (n) All future generations of people.
Solipsism (n) The view of the theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
Penitent (adj) Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong.
Torpid (adj) Mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.
Capitulated (v) Ceased to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; surrendered.
Admonished (v) Warned of reprimanded someone firmly.
Created by: Jlags