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Glossary of English Vocabulary: Candide Set 1

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Genealogical
Adj., having to do with the pedigree, or account of the descent of a person's life
Almoner
N, one who distributes alms (charity) like mother teresa
Preceptor
N, the headmaster or principal of a school
Metaphysics
N, Abstract philosophical studies; concerned about fundamental nature of reality (with ontology and epistemology)
Cosmolonigology
An imaginary science, found only in the pages of Candide because Voltaire was a jackass
Terrestrial
Adj, Of, or relating to, the earth or its inhabitants; having a wordly and mundane character trait
Bulwark
A wall or embankment that is used for fortification; a safeguard to provide defense
Rammer
N, A tool for driving something with force?
Cudgel
N, a short heavy stick or club
Prodigy
N, a person with exceptional talents or powers; a portentous sign or event

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