The Screwtape Letters

All the vocabulary from the Progeny Press Study Guid

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definitions & notes only words
  1. sojourn
    a temporary stay
  2. inveterate
  3. liaison
    a means of communication between groups
  4. expurgate
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  5. aggravate
    make worse
  6. innocuous
    not injurious to physical or mental health
  7. qualm
    uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  8. pique
    a sudden outburst of anger
  9. discreditable
    tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy
  10. puerile
    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
  11. anxious
    causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  12. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  13. anticlimax
    a disappointing decline after a previous rise
  14. rhapsody
    an epic poem adapted for recitation
  15. ardent
    characterized by intense emotion
  16. sophistical
    plausible but misleading
  17. fortitude
    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
  18. pernicious
    exceedingly harmful
  19. coterie
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  20. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
  21. milksop
    a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
  22. anodyne
    capable of relieving pain
  23. deter
    turn away from by persuasion
  24. undulation
    wavelike motion
  25. ardour
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
  26. continuous
    moving in time or space without interruption
  27. concomitant
    following or accompanying as a consequence
  28. concentric
    having a common center
  29. redolent
    having a strong pleasant odor
  30. mitigated
    made less severe or intense
  31. veritable
    not counterfeit or copied
  32. ravishing
    stunningly beautiful
  33. woo
    seek someone's favor
  34. ingrained
    deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
  35. urbane
    showing a high degree of refinement
  36. revocable
    capable of being revoked or annulled
  37. communicant
    a person entitled to receive Communion
  38. roister
    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
  39. asphyxiation
    the condition of being deprived of oxygen
  40. barbarous
    able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  41. manifest
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  42. vainglory
    outspoken conceit
  43. connoisseur
    an expert able to appreciate a field
  44. platitude
    a trite or obvious remark

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