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Vocab Word Lists 13-15

Terms

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albino
an animal or plant with a deficiency in pigmentation
condescension
patronizing behavior: regarding someone as inferior
desiccated
To preserve food by removing moisture; dehydrate
empryean
the highest heaven; believed to contain the pure element of fire
fiats
an arbitrary set of orders or decrees; sanctions
guidions
a small flag carried as a standard by a military unit
febrile
pertaining too or marked by fever; delerious
ineffably
Incapable of being ecpressed in words; indescribably
innate
Inherent in the essential character of something
insinuated
Suggested or hinted slyly or indirectly
inimically
Unfriendly; hostile; harmful; unfavorable
morosely
Gloomioly or sullenly ill humored as a person or mood
mystique
Aura of mystical power surrounding someone or something
pensively
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful; contemplative
pious
having reverence for God, faithfulness; devout
reparation
the making amends for wrong or injury done; redress
resolutely
firmly resovled or determined; set in principle
scourge
a whip or lash for the infliction of punishment/torture
vitelline
of or pertaining to egg yoolk
weyneck
Tortia Collis. Contracted neck muscles that cause un-natural head position
bravado
a fake display of courage or boldness
callow
young immature; lacking experience in life
complicity
involvement with another in doing something illegal
cravens
cowards
condescendingly
regard others as socially or intellectually inferior; patronizing
effigy
a carved representation of a person to insult someone; derision
eradicated
destroyed something so it can never recur again
harridan
an offensive term for a wokman that deliberately insults her age as advanced and temperment as assertive
incredulously
unable to believe something, skeptically, unconvinced
irreparably
beyond repair or being fixed
jocular
a playful or joking dispostion, humorous; faceticious
macabre
including gruesome and horrific details of death and decay
megalomania
delusions of grandeur or wealth
perusal
read something in a careful or thorough manner
plagency
loud resounding sounds from ringing bells
rappel
Descend down a steeo slope using a rope that is secured at the top and passed through a body harness
sinuosities
condition of winding or curving in shape or movement
sonorous
producing or possessing sound, resonant
saturnine
gloomy and morose; suffering from lead poisoning; tactiturn
veracity
habitual adherence to the truth
abberations
deviations from the normal course; anamolies
banality
devoid of freshness or originality; staleness; trite
camaraderie
good will and fellowship; kin ship
contiguous
touching or incontact; close proximity
congruent
agreeing; harmonious; corresponding
etherally
airy, light, heavenly, intangibly
fecund
very productive or creative; fruitful; prolific
legerdemain
skill to deceive with hands; slight of hand
mitosis
usual method of cell division
phalanx
a group of infantry in close array; rank and file
perfunctorily
done merely from a sense of duty; casually
presentiment
a feeling or impression that something bad is about to happen; foreboding
rufescent
red tinged; rufus
symbiosis
living together of two dissimiliar organisms. Both benefit from association
shako
a military cap in the shape of a cylinder
tenebrous
dark; gloomy; obscure
untenable
incapable of being defended; indefensible
vociferous
crying out noisly, clamorous
whippet
one of a breeed of small swift dogs bred to hunt rabbits and for racing
zymosis
an infectious or cantagious disease

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