Joy Luck Club - 2012 105 words

  1. bloat
    swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
  2. mahjong
    Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
  3. sulk
    be in a huff and display one's displeasure
  4. wispy
    thin and weak
  5. consulate
    diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul
  6. translucent
    allowing light to pass through diffusely
  7. exasperate
    make furious
  8. reclaim
    claim back
  9. dowry
    money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
  10. mute
    expressed without speech
  11. concubine
    a woman who cohabits with an important man
  12. betrothed
    pledged to be married
  13. felicitous
    exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
  14. scurry
    to move about or proceed hurriedly
  15. pretense
    the act of giving a false appearance
  16. insolent
    marked by casual disrespect
  17. deficient
    inadequate in amount or degree
  18. writhing
    moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
  19. chafing
    soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
  20. pungent
    strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"
  21. decipher
    convert code into ordinary language
  22. posterity
    all future generations
  23. presumptuous
    excessively forward
  24. askew
    turned or twisted to one side
  25. sullen
    showing a brooding ill humor
  26. apparition
    a ghostly appearing figure
  27. remorse
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  28. acrid
    strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"
  29. unfurl
    unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
  30. penance
    voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
  31. drought
    a shortage of rainfall
  32. disperse
    move away from each other
  33. impart
    bestow a quality on
  34. elude
    escape, either physically or mentally
  35. relent
    give in, as to influence or pressure
  36. adversary
    someone who offers opposition
  37. obscure
    not clearly understood or expressed
  38. benevolent
    showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
  39. diminish
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  40. humble
    marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
  41. morbid
    suggesting the horror of death and decay
  42. barricade
    a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
  43. renovate
    restore to a previous or better condition
  44. swagger
    to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  45. chagrin
    strong feelings of embarrassment
  46. brash
    offensively bold
  47. assuredness
    great coolness and composure under strain
  48. opinionated
    obstinate in your opinions
  49. conjoined
    consisting of two or more associated entities
  50. rift
    a narrow fissure in rock
  51. secluded
    hidden from general view or use
  52. shard
    a broken piece of a brittle artifact
  53. covet
    wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
  54. lament
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  55. reproach
    express criticism towards
  56. mesmerize
    attract strongly, as if with a magnet
  57. dutiful
    willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect
  58. devastate
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  59. omen
    a sign of something about to happen
  60. compel
    force somebody to do something
  61. leprosy
    chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  62. pustule
    a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
  63. vehement
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  64. gorge
    a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
  65. dredge
    a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  66. karma
    (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
  67. content
    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  68. pleading
    begging
  69. contented
    satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
  70. pretense
    the act of giving a false appearance
  71. loquacious
    full of trivial conversation
  72. malodorous
    having an unpleasant smell
  73. humility
    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
  74. dutiful
    willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect
  75. devastate
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  76. omen
    a sign of something about to happen
  77. compel
    force somebody to do something
  78. lathe
    machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
  79. pustule
    a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
  80. vehement
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  81. gorge
    a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
  82. dredge up
    mention something unpleasant from the past
  83. dredge up
    mention something unpleasant from the past
  84. karma
    (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
  85. differentiate
    become distinct and acquire a different character
  86. ingenuity
    the power of creative imagination
  87. regurgitate
    pour or rush back
  88. disparaging
    expressive of low opinion
  89. obstinate
    tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  90. quiver
    shake with fast, tremulous movements
  91. devise
    a will disposing of real property
  92. innuendo
    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  93. sully
    make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
  94. belated
    after the expected or usual time; delayed
  95. decline
    grow worse
  96. stalemate
    a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
  97. uncanny
    surpassing the ordinary or normal
  98. obsessive
    characterized by or constituting an obsession
  99. despicable
    morally reprehensible
  100. garish
    tastelessly showy
  101. covenant
    (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
  102. ornate
    marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
  103. hoist
    raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  104. grimace
    contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
  105. ferocity
    the property of being wild or turbulent