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Farewell Address

Definitions to words in Washington's Farewell Address

designating appoint (someone) to a specified position
clothed endow with a particular quality
conduce help to bring about (a particular situation or outcome)
apprise inform or tell (someone)
resolution a firm decision to do or not to do something
solicitude care or concern for someone or something
apprehension anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
solemn characterized by deep sincerity
permanency something that is permanent
felicity intense happiness
edifice a complex system of beliefs or a building, especially a large, imposing one
tranquility peacefulness, restfulness
prosperity success, profitability, affluence, and wealth
covertly without being openly acknowledged or displayed; secretly
insidiously in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
cordial warm and friendly
palladium a safeguard or source of protection
discountenancing refuse to approve of (something)
indignantly in a manner indicating anger or annoyance at something perceived as unfair
enfeeble hinder, delay, or weaken.
spheres domain, realm, field, or area
encroach intrude on (a person's territory or a thing considered to be a right)
despotism the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way
proneness liability to suffer from or experience something regrettable or unwelcome; susceptibility
predominates be the strongest or main element; be greater in number or amount
reciprocal (of an agreement or obligation) bearing on or binding each of two parties equally
cultivate try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill)
antipathy deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion
wiles devious or cunning stratagems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants
baneful productive of destruction or woe : seriously harmful
Created by: Ms Plyler