Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Student mined vocabualry 2008-2009
definitions & notes only words
  1. alleviate
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  2. amorphous
    having no definite form or distinct shape
  3. aptness
    appropriateness for the occasion
  4. benefactor
    a person who helps people or institutions
  5. calamity
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  6. callousness
    devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
  7. cheque
    a written order directing a bank to pay money
  8. composure
    steadiness of mind under stress
  9. constrained
    lacking spontaneity; not natural
  10. coquetry
    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
  11. countenance
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  12. delirium
    a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion
  13. demeanour
    the way a person behaves toward other people
  14. diaphanous
    so thin as to transmit light
  15. discourse
    an extended communication dealing with some particular topic
  16. effervescence
    the process of bubbling as gas escapes
  17. exorbitant
    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
  18. gusto
    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  19. incoherency
    lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
  20. incongruous
    lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  21. inordinate
    beyond normal limits
  22. inquire
    conduct an investigation of
  23. invertible
    having an additive or multiplicative inverse
  24. irrepressible
    impossible to control
  25. musingly
    in a reflective manner
  26. obligation
    the state of being bound to do or pay something
  27. protege
    a person who receives support from an influential patron
  28. recluse
    one who lives in solitude
  29. ruminate
    reflect deeply on a subject
  30. scanty
    lacking in amplitude or quantity
  31. sinister
    stemming from evil characteristics or forces
  32. slatternly
    characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern
  33. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  34. throng
    a large gathering of people
  35. trifle
    a detail that is considered insignificant
  36. turpitude
    a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
  37. inclination
    bending forward
  38. pedantically
    in a pedantic manner