The Birth-Mark Glossary

The Birth-Mark Glossary

Venous

Relating to the veins

Seasoned

At a quality to make someone or something more exciting

Delude

Fooling someone into believing something falsely

Passion

Strong emotion or feeling towards something

Rabid

Fanatical, extremely supporting something

Tremulous

Quivering

Salvation

Being saved from evil/sin

Tamed

To control

Tyrannical

Oppressive and controlling

apprised

Informed of the status of a situation.

congenial

Affable and agreeable; companionable.

corrosive

Acidic; harsh and caustic; acrid and virulent.

degrading

Debasing or downgrading to an inferior level.

discord

A state of conflict.

endowment

A bequest or bestowal; funding.

ephemeral

Fleeting and short-lived; transient and evanescent.

fastidious

Meticulous and demanding; finicky attention to detail; painstakingly precise to a fault.

grapple

To struggle with something.

heed

To take notice of; to pay attention.

impetuous

Impulsive and rash; given to making decisions on the spur of the moment and in the heat of heightened emotions.

inexorable

Unavoidable; a slow march toward the inevitable.

inestimable

Incapable of determining the worth of something precisely because it is so valuable.

kindred

Characterized by a deeply shared affinity; a kinship not based on genetic ties.

laborious

Arduous and painstaking;

odious

Repellent; unpleasant to the point of being repugnant.

practicability

The feasibility and logic of a plan.

Pygmalion

A play by George Bernard Shaw which formed the basis for the musical My Fair Lady.

prophetic

Capable of or being thought capable of foretelling future events.

placid

Serene and easygoing; cool and collected.

recondite

Academic and esoteric; not easily understood by the general public.

remonstrate

Animated and public disapproval; a vivid demonstration of opposition.

sanguine

Expressive of an optimistic and generally happy and positive outlook.

stigma

A metaphorical scar or blemish on one's character odious enough to cause public shame and widespread disapproval.

tedium

A state of dreary and monotonous boredom; the doldrums.

trifling

Of no consequence; trivial and underserving of serious attention.

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