Amelia Glossary

Amelia Glossary

decrepit

Old and decaying; dilapidated.

affray

A violent altercation; a rumble; a donnybrook.

countenance

The look on someone's face; a facial expression.

hither

Close; near; right here.

flagitious

Scandalously corrupt; flagrantly criminal.

dexterously

Handled delicately and with adroit precision.

capricious

Unpredictably whimsical; impulsive; volatie; could be a loose cannon or merely quirkily flighty

odoriferous

A distinctively pungent sweetly smelling scent.

physiognomist

Allegedly endowed with the ability to predict character content based on facial characteristics.

betwixt

Caught in the middle while being surrounded.

commend

To applaud, recommend or honor.

disposition

The personal temperament, philosophical outlook or habitual tendencies of someone.

disinterested

Fair-minded and impartial; not to be confused with uninterested which means having a lack of interest.

ungovernable

An inability to be managed or properly disciplined.

inveterately

Incurably.

redounding

Contributing to a significant and admirable amount.

fortitudinous

Dauntless in the exhibition of courage.

pedant

Obsessively concerned with details; excessively displaying one's academic knowledge.

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