1. to give life to; animate; quicken.
2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
The girl in a coma was delirious to how long it would take the doctors to vivify her from the terrible nightmare she was in.
1. to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively.
2. to speak abusively.
The priest reviled the young woman who had come to him after committing such a heinous crime such as adultery.
1. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command.
2. imperious or dictatorial.
3. positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
a. that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
b. decisive or final.
c. in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.
The person was such a shame to the town that the mayor told him in a peremptory tone that he had to leave and never come back.
A subordinate chief among the Algonquians of North America.
I scalped that sagamore for not giving me 50% of his share from the casino
1. demeanor; conduct; behavior.
2. the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher.
Her reckless driving without a license was listed as a big deportment
1. the act or process of exhorting.
2. an utterance, discourse, or address conveying urgent advice or recommendations.
The girl told the lawyer about her adultery as if it was an exhortation and the lawyer mocked her for it.
1. (of persons, the body, etc.) characterized by trembling, as from fear, nervousness, or weakness.
2. timid; timorous; fearful.
3. (of things) vibratory, shaking, or quivering.
4. (of writing) done with a trembling hand.
The little boy's tremulous hands showed how scared he was when the priest led him behind the altar