The Once and Future King Glossary

The Once and Future King Glossary

anatomies

bodily structure of humans

baser

without moral principles

alienate

to make one feel isolated

avenging

inflict harm in return for a wrongdoing

vanish

to disappear suddenly

preying

to take advantage of or harm

sorrowful

feeling or showing grief

anarchy

A total absence of any governing authority or political organization.

consequence

The result of any given effect.

stolid

Impassive, unresponsive and unemotional.

treason

An official act of betrayal against a state or nation.

cunning

Markedly clever, usually within a context of being deceptive.

attribute

Giving credit where credit is due.

presumptuous

Excessively and overly familiar; a show of audacious disrespect.

sufficient

An amount that is at least adequate for the required need and often excessive to the amount needed.

ambiguous

Lacking a definitive meaning clarity due to the potential for multiple interpretations that are equally possible.

imply

Providing a sense of meaning without directly address or defining it.

inherent

Intrinsic and essential to the being, essence or definition of something.

articulate

Describing speech that is clear, direct and reveals a mastery of the nuance of language or the person demonstrating that mastery.

compel

To force someone to engage an action.

agitate

To shake up an existing situation; to disturb.

levy

The imposition of a charge, usually within the context of a tax.

tangible

Something real and concrete that can be touched as opposed to something abstract.

Vanquish

Comprehensive defeat.

necromancy

Summoning the dead.

Abbott

The monk charged with overseeing a monastery.

quell

To suppress or stop; usually conveyed in the sense of putting an end to an uprising.

undulate

Movement simulating a waving action.

chivalry

Codified courtesy with an emphasis upon treatment of women.

carrion

Rotting carcass of animals.

menageri

A collection of animals within a defined enclosure.

choleric

Characterized by uncontrollable anger and aggression almost to the point of frenzy.

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