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lit ms.sullivan


(v) approach and speak to first; confront in a challenging or aggressive way Accost
(n) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval Animadversion
(adj) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager Avid
(adj) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink Brackish
(n) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action Celerity
(adj) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhand way Devious
(n) in chess and opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type Gambitv
(n) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent Halcyon
(adj) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic Histrionic
(adj) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to sir up strife or rebellion; (n) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who cases strife Incendiary
(n) whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction Maelstrom
(adj) nearsighted, lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment Myopic
(adj) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is not easily recognized Overt
(adj) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling Pejorative
(n) the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable Propriety
(n) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred S: desecration, profanation, defilement Sacrilege
(adv) without delay or formality; briefly, concisely Summarily
(adj) asking humbly and earnestly (n) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor Suppliant
(n) an object that srves as a charm r is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish Talisman
(v) to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form Undulate
Created by: treerusso