The Chrysalids Glossary

The Chrysalids Glossary

mingle

to socialise

wholly

completely

inadequacy

insufficient

evolution

change over time

blemish

a small flaw which spoils the overall appearance of something

self-righteous

a holier-than-thou attitude

fuss

unnecessary interest in something

abasement

Degradation and humiliation; disgraced.

abnegation

An utter and wholesale rejection or repudiation.

amorphous

Without form or shape.

arable

Capable of being cultivated or plowed.

dogmatist

Fervent adherent to conventional doctrine; a devoted.

doctrinaire

One who insists upon imposing a doctrine of beliefs even in the face of practical considerations that such an imposition would adversely affect.

unconscionable

Reprehensible to the point of calling into the question the basic moral foundation at play.

transgress

To disobey codes of conduct; to trespass the standards of morality.

fraternizing

Associating or socializing with an existing group.

insightful

Keenly perceptive; trenchantly observant.

inconclusively

To an unsatisfying degree; lacking the necessary qualities to be convincing.

lugubrious

Dismal and melancholic, depressing; morose; somewho who is a real Captain Bringdown.

perturb

Agitated and troubled to the point of being disconcerted.

proscribe

To create rules of prohibition; to forbid.

reclamation

A project to salvage or recover.

effrontery

Brazen and shameless rude display of cocky self-confidence; bold impudence.

perfunctorily

Without any sense of excitement of daring; utterly ordinary.

propitious

Endowed with a sense of favorable outcome and optimistic expectation.

timorously

Too reticent to act; too bashful to dare; coyly flirtatious.

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