Vocabulary_LADY GODIVA

1.staggering adj.= so great, shocking or surprising that it is difficult to believe

2.oppressive adj.= unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group.

3.obedient adj.= submissive to another's will.

4.plead v.= make an emotional appeal.

5.vain adj.= having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.

6.deliverance n.= the action of being rescued or set free.

7.scorn v.= feel or express contempt or derision for.

8.lessen v.=make or become less; diminish.

9.exasperation n.=a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.

10.heroine n.=a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

11.plight n.= unfortunate situation.

12.chronicle v.=record (a related series of events) in a factual and detailed way.

13.insert v.=place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing, especially with care.

14.lustful adj.=having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire.

15.struck v.= hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement.

16.scapegoat n.=(in the Bible) a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it.

17.contradiction n.= a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.

18.shrivel v.= wither away

19.deed n.= a thing that sb does that is usually very good or very bad

20.misuse v.= use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.

21.observer n.= a person who watches or notices something.

22.chaste adj.=abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse.

23.clinical adj.=efficient and unemotional; coldly detached.

24.extricate v.= free from a constraint or difficulty.

25.extent n.=the area covered by something.

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