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Glossary of 10 H Vocabulary - List 19

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adamant
adj - completely determined; not likely to change one's mind or opinion
circumlocution
noun - an unnecessarily long or indirect way of saying something
dual
adj - consisting of or representing two separate parts
forthright
adj - firm, frank, straightforward and decisive
incubus
noun - an evil male spirit which is supposed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women. 2 something which oppresses or weighs heavily upon one, especially a nightmare
succubus
noun - a female evil spirit which was believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men and so conceive demonic children
mendicant
noun - 1 a monk who is a member of an order that is not allowed to own property and is therefore entirely dependent on charity 2 a beggar
opprobrious
adj - 1 insulting, abusive or severely critical. 2 shameful; infamous
opprobrium
noun - public shame, disgrace or loss of favour; infamy
prototype
noun - an original model from which later forms are copied, developed or derived
salient (adj)
adj - striking; outstanding or prominent
analogous
adj - similar or alike in some way
analogy
noun - a likeness or similarity in some ways
cogent
adj - said of arguments, reasons, etc: strong; persuasive; convincing
effusion
noun - 1 the act or process of pouring or flowing out. 2 something that is poured out
effusive
adj - expressing feelings, especially happiness or enthusiasm, in an excessive or very showy way

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