Equus Vocab

1. abominable (Benita)
adj.-repungnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome
I find hate crimes to be abominable; you should not hurt someone because of who they are.

2. archetype (Matt B)
(noun) the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.
I believe Michael Jordan is the archetype for all of today's basketball players; he is the original.

3. engender (Renee)-
verb- to produce,cause or give rise to:
Hatred engenders violence.

4. exultant (Mike F)
adj.jubilant; triumphant
The exultant cheers in the stands helped our football team win last night's game.

5. furtive (Brian H)
Adjective taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret:
He took a furtive glance to cheat from his classmate's paper.

6. indispensible (Ian)
ADJ 1. Not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite.
Steadiness in movement and ultimate confidence in his actions are indispensible skills to a proper surgeon.

7. magistrate (Rich)-
(N) civil officer charged with the administration of law; minor judicial officer
I was chosen as a magistrate in a minor court case up in London.


8. pallid (Morgan)
ADJ.- Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion: the pallid face of the invalid.
-Lacking intensity of color or luminousness
-Lacking in radiance or vitality; dull: pallid prose.
The childs pallid skin led all the doctors to believe he had hemophilia.

9. perturb- Caitlyn
Verb - to disturb greatly in mind.
The boy's actions perturbed me so much that I couldn't help but think about what he did everytime I saw him.

10. placebo (Justin)
(n.) a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine.
I took a placebo for my back when it hurt, not knowing it was just sugar, but ti worked; I was compltely fooled.

11. propagate (David)
verb - to reproduce, to transmit, to spread.
Despite the rumors, we were able to propagate our version of the story which was the truth.

12. psyche (Shallan)-
noun-the human soul, spirit, or mind.
verb-To put into the right psychological frame of mind
The coach psyched the team up before the game.

13. reverence (Bryan S)-
noun
a feeling or attitude of deep respect, bordering on awe: veneration
A reverent attitude toward God includes honoring Him, expressing gratitude to Him, and obeying His commandments.

14. subversive (Mike S)
ADJ-advocating subversion, esp. in an attempt to overthrow or cause the destruction of an established or legally constituted government.
NOUN- a person who adopts subversive principles or policies.
The people in the streets with guns and weapons were being subversive when they thought the goverment wasn't doing a good job.

15. tether (Matt T)
N) a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement.
(V) to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether.
That poor dog can't reach its water bowl because of the tether it is on.
I had to tether my dog in place when company visited

16. truclulent (James)-
Adj- feeling or displaying ferocity.
The small town was ruled by a truclulent dictator, he killed those who opposed him.