Vocabulary Ch. 5 & 6

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  1. aficionado
    an enthusiastic follower
  2. browbeat
    to intimidate
  3. commensurate
    equal in size
  4. diaphanous
    very sheer and light
  5. emolument
    profit derived from an office
  6. foray
    a quick raid
  7. genre
    a type
  8. homily
    a sermon stressing moral principles
  9. immure
    to imprison
  10. insouciant
  11. matrix
    a mold
  12. obsequies
    funeral rites
  13. panache
    a confident and stylish manner
  14. persona
    a character in a novel
  15. philippic
    a bitter verbal attack
  16. prurient
    having lustful desires
  17. sacrosanct
    very sacred
  18. systemic
    pertaining to the entire body
  19. tendentious
  20. vicissitude
    a change
  21. abortive
    failing to accomplish a purpose
  22. bruit
    to spread news
  23. contumelious
    insultingly abusive
  24. dictum
    a short saying
  25. ensconce
    to put in a safe place
  26. iconoclastic
    attacking popular beliefs
  27. in medias res
    in the middle
  28. internecine
    mutually destructive
  29. maladroit
    lacking skill
  30. maudlin
    excessively sentimental
  31. modulate
    to adjust
  32. portentous
    causing wonder
  33. prescience
  34. quid pro quo
    something given in exchange
  35. salubrious
  36. saturnalian
    characterized by riotous revelry
  37. touchstone
    a means of testing worth
  38. traumatic
    so shocking it causes psychological damage
  39. vitiate
    to weaken
  40. waggish
    playfully humorous

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Vocabulary Ch. 5 & 6
2013-10-03 01:31:09
AP Lit

The vocabulary terms from chapters 5 and 6
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