Ms. Gokturk


In Cold Blood Vocabulary



Gaunt - excessively thin and angular

Proprietress - a woman who is a owner

Beneficence - the quality or state of doing or producing good

Edifice - BUILDING; especially : a large or massive structure
Myriad - a great number

Abstemious - marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol

Despondent - feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression

Mesmeric fascinating, hypnotic


Sanctuary - a consecrated place or a place of protection

Reticent - inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech

Ludicrous - amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, exaggeration, or eccentricity
Prim - to give a prim or demure expression to
Ineffable - incapable of being expressed in words

Protégé - one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person of experience, prominence, or influence

Ethereal - lacking material substance or marked by unusual delicacy or refinement

Lilliputian - of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lilliputians or the island of Lilliput : SMALL, MINIATURE or PETTY

Fastidious - having high and often capricious standards : difficult to please

Coterie - an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose

Quandary - a state of perplexity or doubt


Intoxicating - to excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished b : to excite or elate to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy

Credulous - ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence
Rumination - to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly; to chew repeatedly for an extended period

Agoraphobic - abnormal fear of being helpless in an embarrassing or unescapable situation that is characterized especially by the avoidance of open or public places


Raucous - boisterously disorderly

Polygraph - LIE DETECTOR
Prevarication - to deviate from the truth

Bravura - a show of daring or brilliance

Prudish - priggish

Inebriate - to make drunk

Memorabilia - things that are remarkable and worthy of remembrance

Propriety - conformity to what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech


Forlorn - nearly hopeless

Belligerence - an aggressive or truculent attitude, atmosphere, or disposition

Perversity - turned away from what is right or good, improper

Abscond - to depart secretly and hide oneself

Purloin - to appropriate wrongfully and often by a breach of trust

Fester - a suppurating sore : PUSTULE

Admonish - to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner

Paradox - a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true


Amiable - generally agreeable , friendly

Ambivalent - simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
Fortitude - strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage
Dissuade - to turn from something by persuasion

Sinister - singularly evil or productive of evil
Permeate - to spread or diffuse through

Emporium - a place of trade

Patronize - to adopt an air of condescension toward : treat haughtily or coolly

Pensive - musingly or dreamily thoughtful


Pubescent - arriving at or having reached puberty

Somnolent - of a kind likely to induce sleep

Hegira - a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation : EXODUS

Prudent - characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence : as a : marked by wisdom or judiciousness

Expurgated - to cleanse of something morally harmful, offensive, or erroneous; especially : to expunge objectionable parts from before publication or presentation

Scrutinize - to examine closely and minutely

Mélange - a mixture often of incongruous elements

Pragmatic - relating to matters of fact or practical affairs often to the exclusion of intellectual or artistic matters : practical as opposed to idealistic

Sartorial - of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly : of or relating to clothes
Demeanor - behavior toward others : outward manner

Pedophilia - sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object

Languid - sluggish in character or disposition : LISTLESS


Contrition - the state of being contrite : REPENTANCE
Septuagenarian - a person whose age is in the seventies
Repertoire - the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice

Hiatus a gap

Ostensible - intended for display : open to view

Unctuous - revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality
Anathema - the denunciation of something as accursed; a vigorous denunciation

Garrotes - a method of execution by strangulation : the apparatus used