The Selection Glossary

The Selection Glossary

deity

A god or being that is worshipped.

plausible

Credible and believable.

captivate

Able to attract the attention and admiration of another.

ambivalent

Possessing mixed emotions; torn; undecided.

vivacious

Lively, exciting and alluring.

wistfully

With great longing and a touch of sadness.

destitute

Down and out; deprived as the result of having lost everything.

sedition

Rebellious acts against authority.

tangible

Capable of being touched or an abstraction that seems so real that it can be metaphorically endowed with the capacity to be touched.

tryst

An illicit assignation, usually romantic in nature.

opulent

Conspicuously and excessively lavish in an attempt to impress through wealth.

baffle

To confuse and bewilder.

chide

A minor rebuke or reprimand delivered through a tame critique.

compensation

Payment for goods delivered or services rendered.

decorum

Official or unofficial rules of public conduct covering domestic etiquette and business protocol.

endearing

The quality of being charming, appealing and captivating to others.

heathen

A derogatory directed toward those who do not practice the prevailing religion of the majority.

imply

To suggest meaning through non-explicit verbal communication.

incompatible

Suggestive of a mismatch between two or more entities; a discordant state lacking harmony.

lament

An expression or exhibition of regret over past actions or grief over the loss of someone or something highly valued.

liberating

The feeling of freedom that comes after relieving the weight of a burden.

mock

The application of a quality of falseness or fakery to a sincere belief or exhibition.

patron

A regular contributor or customer.

regal

Possessing the imperial, stately, noble, dignified or opulent attributes associated with royalty.

Update this section!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section.

Update this section

After you claim a section you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.