Victoria's Vocab 1-3

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  1. Caterwaul (v)
    • to howl or screech like a cat
    • 'kat
  2. Fait Accompli (n)
    • an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
    • 'ple
  3. Mirage (n)
    • something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    • 'razh
  4. Adjunct (n)
    • something added to something else as useful or helpful, but not essential; an assistant or helper
    • 'aj
  5. Hierarchy (n)
    • any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc
    • 'hi
  6. Bellwether (n)
    • the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse
    • 'bel
  7. Liturgy (n)
    • a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of service
    • 'lit
  8. Hidebound (adj)
    • narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices
    • 'hid
  9. Effete (adj)
    • lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn out or exhausted
    • 'fet
  10. Chimerical (adj)
    • absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
    • 'mer
  11. Supine (adj)
    • lying flat on one's back
    • 'pin
  12. Morass (n)
    • a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped
    • 'ras
  13. Vignette (n)
    • a short description or sketch
    • 'yet
  14. Proselyte (n)
    • a convert; a disciple
    • 'pros
  15. Noisome (adj)
    • offensive or disgusting
    • 'noi
  16. Ribald (adj)
    • irreverently mocking; coarse; vulgar, or indecent in language
    • 'rib
  17. Oblivious (adj)
    • forgetful; unaware
    • 'bliv
  18. Raillery (n)
    • good humored ridicule; teasing
    • 'ra
  19. Poltroon (n)
    • a base coward
    • 'trun
  20. Quasi- (adj)
    • resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
    • 'kwa
  21. Lachrymose (adj)
    • given to tears or weeping
    • 'lak
  22. Bibulous (adj)
    • fond of or inclined to drink
    • 'bib
  23. Aegis (n)
    • protection; patronage
    • 'e
  24. Melee (n)
    • a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all
    • 'ma
  25. Claque (n)
    a group of peoploe hired to applaud a performer or performance
  26. Indigenous (adj)
    • originating in the country or region where found, native, inborn; inherent
    • 'dij
  27. Deracinate (v)
    • to pull up by the roots; to root out; uproot
    • 'ras
  28. Eleemosynary (adj)
    • charitable; dependant upon or supported by charity
    • 'mos
  29. Apprise (v)
    • to inform of; to make aware by giving oral or written notice
    • 'priz
  30. Lexicon (n)
    • a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group
    • 'lek
  31. Vassal (n)
    • a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant
    • 'vas
  32. Polarize (v)
    • to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions
    • 'po
  33. Obfuscate (v)
    • to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
    • 'ob
  34. Verisimilitude (n)
    • the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
    • 'mil
  35. Minuscule (adj)
    • very small; tiny
    • 'min
  36. Microcosm (n)
    • miniature world or universe
    • 'mi
  37. Paternalism (n)
    • the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
    • 'tur
  38. Sanguine (adj)
    • having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
    • 'san
  39. Purview (n)
    • the range, extent, or scope of something
    • 'per
  40. Solecism (n)
    • a substandard or ungrammatical usage
    • "irregardless"
    • 'sol
  41. Cozen (v)
    • to trick; to cheat or swindle
    • 'kez
  42. Macrocosm (n)
    • the universe considered as a whole
    • 'mak
  43. Ancillary (adj)
    • subordinate or supplementary
    • 'an
  44. Interstice (n)
    • a small narrow space between things or parts of things
    • 'ter
  45. Bowdlerize (v)
    • to remove material considered offensive
    • 'bod
  46. Icon (n)
    • a representation or image of a sacred personage, often considered sacred itslef; an image or a picture
    • 'i
  47. Enclave (n)
    • an enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group of people or having a special character
    • 'en
  48. Forte (n)
    • a persons strong point; what a person does best
    • 'for
  49. Condescend (v)
    • to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing manner
    • 'send
  50. Gratis (adj)
    • free
    • 'gra
  51. Rapacity (n)
    • inordinate greed; the dispostion top obtain one's desires by force, extortion, or plunder
    • 'pas
  52. Virtuoso (n)
    • a brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique
    • 'o
  53. Mountebank (n)
    • a trickster or swindler
    • 'maun
  54. Paean (n)
    • a song of praise, joy or triumph
    • 'pe
  55. Therapeutic (adj)
    • having the power to heal or cure; beneficial
    • 'pyu
  56. Pragmatic (adj)
    • concerned with practical considerations or values
    • 'mat
  57. Plethora (n)
    • overfullness; superabundance
    • 'pleth
  58. Persiflage (n)
    • lighthearted joking, talk, or writing
    • 'per
  59. Schism (n)
    • a formal split within a religious organization
    • 'siz, 'skiz
  60. Quizzical
    • puzzled; mocking; odd; equivocal
    • 'kwiz

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