|Vocabulary List (Make up a sentence using each word.)
Reading #3 (pp.95-131)
expostulate (p.96)- To make friendly remonstrances or representations for the purpose or reprehension or dissuasion; to reason or remonstrate in a friendly manner with (a person), about, for, on, or upon (a thing).
abominable (p.96)- Exciting disgust and hatred, generally by evident ill qualities, physical or moral; offensive, loathsome; odious, execrable, detestable.
facetious (p.97)- Characterized by, or addicted to, pleasantry; jocose, jocular, waggish. Formerly often with laudatory sense: Witty, humorous, amusing; also, gay, sprightly. a. of utterances, compositions, actions, etc.
familiarities (p.99)- The state of being very friendly or intimate, friendly intercourse; intimacy with (a person). ; b. Undue intimacy.
excommunicate (p.100)- trans. (Eccl.) To cut off from communion; to exclude, by an authoritative sentence, from participation in the sacraments and services of the church, or from religious rites in general.
porringer (p.101)- A small basin or similar vessel of metal, earthenware, or wood, from which soup, broth, porridge, children's food, etc., is eaten: variously specialized in different localities: see Eng. Dial. Dict.
pleurisy (p.107)- Path. Inflammation of the pleura, with or without effusion of fluid (serum, pus, blood, etc.) into the pleural cavity; a disease characterized by pain in the chest or side, with fever, loss of appetite, etc.; usually caused by chill, or occurring as a complication of other diseases (scarlatina, rheumatic fever, phthisis, etc.). Formerly often with a and pl.
compositor (p.108)- Printing. One whose business is to set up type to print from; a type-setter.
imprudent (p.109)- Not prudent, wanting in prudence or discretion; the reverse of prudent; rash, heedless, indiscreet, incautious. a. Of persons.
factotum (p.110)- a. In L. phrases: Dominus factotum, used for ‘one who controls everything’, a ruler with uncontrolled power; Johannes factotum, a Jack of all trades, a would-be universal genius. Also fig.
sagacious (p.113)- Gifted with acuteness of mental discernment; having special aptitude for the discovery of truth; penetrating and judicious in the estimation of character and motives, and in the devising of means for the accomplishment of ends; shrewd.
intimation (p.113)- The action of making known or expressing merely; an expression by sign or token, an indication; a suggestion, a hint.
compunction (p.114)- Pricking or stinging of the conscience or heart; regret or uneasiness of mind consequent on sin or wrong-doing; remorse, contrition.
burlesque (p.120)- Of the nature of derisive imitation; ironically bombastic, mock-heroic or mock-pathetic; now chiefly said of literary or oratorical compositions and dramatic representations; formerly (quot. 1712) also of pictorial caricatures. In burlesque author, poet, actor = a writer of burlesque literature, an actor of burlesque parts, there is a mixture of the attrib. use of the n. in B.
artifice (p. 127)- Skill in designing and employing expedients; address, cunning, trickery.