BNW Vocab I

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BNW Vocab I
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  1. callow
    lacking experience
  2. proliferate
    cause to grow or increase rapidly
  3. burgeoned
    flourished, grew, develop quickly
  4. prodigious
    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
  5. demijohn
    large bottle with a short narrow neck
  6. surrogate
    a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, substitute
  7. sententiously
    in a pithy sententious manner; a short self-righteous moralizing expression
  8. deferential
    respectful and polite in a submissive way as to authority
  9. viviparous
    bearing/producing living young (not eggs)
  10. largesse
    generously giving gifts, contributions
  11. superfluous
    more than is needed, desired, or required; something that serves no purpose
  12. decanting
    pouring liquid off the top when sediment has settled to the bottom
  13. hypnopedia
    teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
  14. sibilant
    a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
  15. inculcate
    teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; instill by repetition
  16. imperative
    some duty that is essential and urgent; requiring attention
  17. apertures
    openings (gaps/holes/slits)
  18. maudlin
    overly sentimental
  19. surreptitious
    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; in secret
  20. effusive
    extravagantly demonstrative without restrain, use of much expression
  21. discarnate
    having no material body or form; spiritual
  22. evocation
    imaginative re-creation; eliciting/calling forth
  23. pneumatic
    well rounded, voluptuous, curvy
  24. squalid
    foul and run-down and repulsive; morally degraded
  25. incongruous
    lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; out of place; without harmony
  26. simian
    relating to or resembling an ape; monkeylike
  27. ruminating
    meditating; thinking, contemplation, reflection.
  28. incandescence
    light from heat; shining/glowing light from heat
  29. satiety
    the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more; full or beyond point of satisfaction
  30. asceticism
    rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

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