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Glossary of Emory Vocab

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banal
lacking force or originality
akimbo
having your hand on the hip and elbow turned outward
calumnies
a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something
impudence
not showing due respect for another person
bodice
part of a dress above the waist
tacit
understood without being openly expressed
harangued
to lecture
osier
the flexible twig of a willow tree
bade
commanded
usurers
a person who lends money at high interest rates
supercilious
having or showing arrogant behavior of superiority
scurrilous
using or given to coarse language
supplanting
to supersede another especially by force or treachery
perfunctory
lacking in interest or enthusiasm
flagons
a large usually metal vessel (as for wine) w. a handle + spout + often a lid
exhumed
to bring back from neglect
propitiation
the act of gaining or regaining the favor or goodwill of
Viceroy
a person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign
loquacious
talking or tending to talk much or freely
obsequious
complacent; obedient

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