Vocab

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t.l.h18
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Vocab
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2012-04-27 23:19:24
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Latin Greek Elements
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  1. elegaic
    expressing sorrow
  2. catharsis
    purification
  3. onomatopoeic
    sounding like what it means
  4. panegyric
    speech of praise
  5. prosody
    rules for writing verse
  6. bucolic
    • rural
    • belonging to country life
  7. cynosure
    center of attention
  8. didactic
    intendid for instruction
  9. hedonism
    pursuit of pleasure
  10. hegemony
    • superior authority
    • strong leadership
  11. peripatetic
    wandering
  12. polemic
    an aggressive attack usually in argumentation
  13. deleterious
    harmful
  14. diatribes
    • invectives
    • tirades against
  15. empirical
    based on experiment or observation
  16. esoteric
    understood by few
  17. ethereal
    • airy
    • light
    • delicate
  18. anodyne
    a medicine that relieves pain
  19. paroxysm
    an attack or a spasm
  20. sardonic
    mocking
  21. sychophant
    • flatterer
    • kiss-up
  22. bathos
    • sentimentalism
    • heavily romanticized
  23. ecomium
    glowing praise
  24. enigma
    • puzzle
    • riddle
  25. hoi polloi
    the namy/ the crowd (degenerative)
  26. miasma
    • a stain
    • the smell that comes from a stain
    • a noxious smell
  27. panacea
    a cure for all things
  28. plethora
    • an over supply
    • a huge abudance

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