Josh Weckesser Vocabulary Part 2

Josh Weckesser
Vocabulary Part 2
Fetters: A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the
foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
Headsmen: An executioner who cuts off heads
Despotism: The power, spirit, or principles of a despot; absolute control over others;
tyrannical sway; tyranny
Coerce: To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb
Onerous: Burdensome; oppressive
Encomium: Warm or high praise; panegyric; strong commendation
Ribald: Low; base; mean; filthy; obscene.
Adulation: Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited
Enmity: The quality of being an enemy; hostile or unfriendly disposition
Censure: To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge
Problematic: Having the nature of a problem; not shown in fact; questionable; uncertain;
unsettled; doubtful