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The Importance of Being Earnest vocab

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neologistic
a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase
utilitarian
pertaining to or consisting in usefulness
pretense
the act of pretending; a false appearance or action intended to decieve
oxinian
of or relating to Oxford, England or Oxford University
draught
a current of air
preliminary
prior to or preparing for the main matter, action, or business; introductory
tutelage
under the teaching of
expurgations
to purify; to remove objectionable obscene, or erroneous material from
capacious
large capacity( abilty to hold things)
invalid
a chronically ill or disabled person
iconoclast
a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration; a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, ect. as being based on error or superstition
pagen
one of a people or community observing a polytheistic religion
forte
an activity in which one excels
solicitors
an attorney who represents clients in certain lower courts and prepares cases for barristers to present in the higher courts.
apoplexy
sudden loss of muscular control with diminution or loss of sensation and consciousness, caused by rapture or blocking of cerebral blood vessel.
vacillate
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute; to sway unsteadily; to oscillate or fluctuate
morbidity
the qualities of being morbid(of, relating to, or caused by disease)
demeanor
conduct; behavior; deporment
provincial
of or relating to a province
semi recumbant
kind of reclining, resting, idle, lying down
repellent
disgusting; unpleasant to be around
indecorous
lacking good taste or propriety
indescretion
lack of discretion; injudiciousness; an indiscrete act or remark.
ostentatiously
characterized by or given to ostentatious( pretentious display meant to impress others)
hypocrisy
a pretense of having a a virtuous character, moral, or religious beliefs or principles, etc. that one doesn't really possess; a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude
quixotic
etravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable; impulse and often rashly unpredictable.
notorious
known widely and used unfavorably
manna
any sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success; divine or spiritual food.
rupee
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of India, etc.
mercenary
motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain

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