Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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a person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the minority
deeply felt and sincere
Already happened or decided before those affected hear about it
A thing not appropriate to a time period
Embarrassing because of being a complete failure; humiliating, disgraceful, shameful
Shy and fond of being on one's own
To settle, or find a solution to, a problem
smelling extremely unpleasant
deliberately unhelpful attitude
A thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon
1. Fantastic or bizarre imagery or effects in art, literature, film or theatre through subconscious, unnatural or irrational combinations of things. 2. a 20th-century art movement which sought to realise the creative potential of the subconscious
A raised platform on a ship or submarine to help navigation and attack direction
1. (of a liquid) boil or to be turbulent as if boiling. 2. (of a person) to be filled with intense but unexpressed anger
Avoiding recognition by changing appearance or name
The part of a structure above its foundations
Deep respect for someone or something
Showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously
A stimulus below the threshold of conscious awareness; affecting someone's mind without the, being aware of it
Having the ability to last or be used for a long time