English Patient Vocab

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English Patient Vocab
2011-11-09 10:46:30

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  1. Loggia
    a space within the body of a building but open to the air onone side, serving as an open-air room or as an entranceporch.
  2. Despairing
    indicating despair: a despairing look.
  3. aubergine
    a dark purplish color.
  4. palanquin
    (formerly in India and other Eastern countries) a passengerconveyance, usually for one person, consisting of a covered orboxlike litter carried by means of poles resting on the shouldersof several men.
  5. burnoose
    a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs.
  6. Panacea
    an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: Hiseconomic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as apanacea.
  7. Demarcate
    to separate distinctly: to demarcate the lots with fences.
  8. Avuncular
    of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncularaffection.
  9. Brigand
    a bandit, especially one of a band of robbers in mountain orforest regions.
  10. Tithe
    the tenth part of agricultural produce orpersonal income set apart as an offering to God or forworks of mercy, or the same amount regarded as anobligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood,or the like.
  11. Cyclamen
    any low-growing plant of the genus Cyclamen, belonging to theprimrose family, having tuberous rootstocks and nodding white,purple, pink, or crimson flowers with reflexed petals.
  12. Plummet
    something that weighs down or depresses.
  13. Keloid
    an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of asurgical incision.
  14. Basilica
    one of the seven main churches of Rome or another RomanCatholic church accorded the same religious privileges.
  15. besotted
    1.to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.

    2.to make stupid or foolish: a mind besotted with fear andsuperstition.