Anthills of the Savannah Glossary

Anthills of the Savannah Glossary

appease

pacify or placate someone by acceding to their demands

propitious

giving or indicating a good chance of success, favorable

mollify

low the anger or anxiety of someone

dissociate

disconnect or separate

adjourn

break off a meeting with the intention of resuming it later

obdurate

stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action

aloof

not friendly or forthcoming, cool and distant

vigorous

strong, healthy, and full of energy

vigilance

the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

deign

do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity

sick and tired of

annoyed about or bored with something and unwilling to put up with it any longer

conundrum

a confusing and difficult problem or question

parboil

partly cook food by boiling

detest

dislike intensely

taunt

a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone

abhorrence

a feeling of repulsion, disgusted loathing

voluminous

occupying or containing much space

tenuous

very weak or slight

anoint

smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony

deplorable

shockingly bad in quality

refurbishment

renewal

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