Voc10K: Lesson 13

To whom the Angel with contracted brow.
Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine; and be not diffident
Of Wisdom; she deserts thee not, if thou
Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,
By attributing overmuch to things
Less excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
For, what admirest thou, what transports thee so,
An outside? fair, no doubt, and worthy well
Thy cherishing, thy honouring, and thy love;
Not thy subjection:  Weigh with her thyself;
Then value:  Oft-times nothing profits more
Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right
Well managed; of that skill the more thou knowest,
The more she will acknowledge thee her head,
And to realities yield all her shows:
Made so adorn for thy delight the more,
So awful, that with honour thou mayest love
Thy mate, who sees when thou art seen least wise.
But if the sense of touch, whereby mankind
Is propagated, seem such dear delight
Beyond all other; think the same vouchsafed
To cattle and each beast; which would not be
To them made common and divulged, if aught
Therein enjoyed were worthy to subdue
The soul of man, or passion in him move.
What higher in her society thou findest
Attractive, human, rational, love still;
In loving thou dost well, in passion not,
Wherein true love consists not:  Love refines
The thoughts, and heart enlarges; hath his seat
In reason, and is judicious; is the scale
By which to heavenly love thou mayest ascend,
Not sunk in carnal pleasure; for which cause,
Among the beasts no mate for thee was found.
                                     — "Paradise Lost", by John Milton

abound    /%e’baund/    vi.    (+in/with)
compilation    /kompi’leishn/    n.
encyclopedia    /ensaiklou’pi:di%e/    cn.
entreat    /in’tri:t/    vt.
entreaty    /in’tri:ti/    n.
obscenity    /%eb’seniti/    n.
incumbent    /in’k%vmb%ent/    adj.
incumbency    /in’k%vmb%ensi/    n.
monotony    /m%e’notni/    n.
monotonous    /m%e’notn%es/    adj.
reciprocate    /ri’sipr%ekeit/    v.
reciprocation    /risipr%e’keishn/    n.
shaggy    /’shaegi/    adj.
tribulation    /tribju’leishn/    cn.
adolescence    /aedou’lesns/    n.
autocratic    /o:tou’kraetik/    adj.
autocracy    /o’tokr%esi/    n.
autocrat    /’o:toukraet/    cn.
dictatorial    /dikt%e’to:ri%el/    adj.
congenial    /k%en’dgi:ni%el/    adj.    (+to)
congeniality    /k%endgi:ni’aeliti/    n.
encumber    /in’k%vmb%e/    vt.    (incumber)
encumbrance    /in’k%vmr%ens/    n.
manifestation    /maeni’festeishn/    n.
nutritious    /nju:’trish%es/    adj.
smuggle    /’sm%vgl/    vt.
tangible    /’taendg%ebl/    adj.
tangibility    /taendgi’biliti/    n.
analogy    /%e’nael%edgi/    cn.    (+to/with)
analogous    /%e’nael%eg%es/    adj.
billow    /’bilou/    cn.v.
billowy    /’biloui/    adj.
detonate    /’detneit/    vt.
detonation    /det’neishn/    n.
entangle    /in’taengl/    v.
disentangle    /disin’taengl/    v.
hibernate    /’haib%e:neit/    vi.
intuitive    /in’tu:itiv/    adj.
revere    /ri’vi%e/    vt.
reverence    /’rev%er%ens/    n.
solitary    /’solit%eri/    adj.
solitude    /’solitju:d/    n.
hermit    /’h%e:mit/    cn.
valor    /’vael%e/    n.
valiant    /’vaelj%ent/    adj.
antagonist    /aen’taeg%enist/    cn.
antagonistic    /aentaeg%e’nistik/    adj.
antagonize    /aen’taeg%enaiz/    vt.
cognizant    /’kogniz%ent/    adj.
cognizance    /’kogniz%ens/    n.
cognize    /’kognaiz/    vt.
dole    /doul/    n.vt.
doleful    /’doulful/    adj.
dreary    /’dri%eri/    adj.
improvise    /’impr%evaiz/    vt.
improvisation    /improvi’zeishn/    cn.
inquisitive    /in’kwizitiv/    adj.    (+about)
inquisition    /inkwi’zishn/    cn.
protrude    /pr%e’tru:d/    v.
protrusion    /pr%e’tru:rgn/    n.
savor    /’seiv%e/    n.    (savour)
savory    /’seiv%eri/    adj.    (savoury)
subvert    /s%vb’v%e:t/    vt.
subversion    /s%vb’v%e:rgn/    n.
subversive    /s%vb’v%e:siv/    adj.

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