Vocabulary Ch. 11 & 12

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Vocabulary Ch. 11 & 12
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the vocabulary from unit 11
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  1. apostate
    one who forsakes his or her cause
  2. bravado
    a display of false courage
  3. consensus
    a general agreement of opinion
  4. constrict
    to squeeze
  5. dichotomy
    a division into two contradictory parts
  6. effusive
    unrestrained
  7. euphoria
    a feeling of great happiness
  8. gothic
    characterized by a gloomy setting
  9. impasse
    a dead end
  10. lugubrious
    sad
  11. metamorphosis
    a complete transformation
  12. mystique
    an aura of mystery
  13. non sequitur
    an inference that does not follow logic
  14. parlous
    perilous
  15. punctilio
    an instant of time
  16. quagmire
    soft, soggy mud
  17. quixotic
    extravagantly idealistic
  18. ranconteur
    a great storyteller
  19. sine qua non
    an essential element
  20. vendetta
    a prolonged feud characterized by acts of revenge
  21. apposite
    appropriate
  22. augur
    a prophet
  23. bilk
    to cheat
  24. charisma
    a divinely bestowed gift
  25. debilitate
    to make weak
  26. execrable
    utterly detestable
  27. impinge
    to encroach upon
  28. labyrinth
    a bewildering maze
  29. narcissism
    excessive self-love
  30. niggardly
    stingy
  31. pastiche
    a hodgepodge
  32. precarious
    risky
  33. rapport
    a close and harmonious relationship
  34. utilitarian
    stressing practicality over other considerations
  35. vacuous
    devoid of meaning
  36. vagary
    an unpredictable action
  37. viable
    capable of living
  38. xenophobia
    unreasonable fear of foreigners
  39. zany
    funny in a bizarre way
  40. zealot
    an ardent follower

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