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Glossary of Englisg Vocab

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sepulchre
1. place of burial: TOMB
2. receptacle for religious relices, especially in an alter
aureate
1. of golden color or brilliance
2. marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style
pinion
1: part of a bird's wing: WING
solemnize
1. to perform with pomp or ceremony
2. to make solemn: DIGNIFY
glut
1. to fill, especially with food, to satiety
2. to flood market with goods so supply exessds demand
usurp
1. to seize and hold by force
prerogative
1. an exclusive or special right, power or privilege
cognizance
1. KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS
bier
1. a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed
whit
1. the smallest particle imaginable: BIT
acquit
1. to pay off: REPAY, REQUITE
2. to discharge completely
3. to conduct oneself usually satisfactorily under stress
behest
1. an authoritative order: COMMAND
2. an urgent prompting
sojourn
1. a temporary stay: STOP
libation
1. an act of drinking, often ceremoniously
immure
1. to enclose within or as if within walls: IMPRISON
furbish
1. to make lustrous: POLISH
2. to give a new look to: RENOVATE
harbinger
1. a person sent ahead to provide lodgings
2. one that pioneers major change: PRECURSOR
chalice
1. a drinkink cup: GOBLET
equivocate
1. to use vague or misleading language to deceive: LIE
lechery
1. inordinate indulgence in sexual activity: LASCIVIOUSNESS
minion
1. a servile dependent, follower, or underling
verity
1. something that is true
rancor
1. bitter deep-seated ill-will
sundry
MISCELLANEOUS, VARIOUS
jocund
1. marked by high spirits and liveliness
saucy
1. impertinently bold and impudent
blanch
1. to become white or pale
hautboy
1. oboe
pernicious
1. highly injurious or destructive: DEADLY
avaricious
1. greedy of gain
concord
1. state of agreement: HARMONY

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