qtr 2 vocab BritLit

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  1. phlegmatic
    • adj
    • (of a person) having unemotional/calm disposition
  2. maelstrom
    • n
    • powerful whirlpool
    • state of confused movement or violent turmoil
  3. lurid
    • adj
    • vivid in color, creating harsh/unnatural effect
    • (of a description) presented with explicit detail of crime/sex
  4. ephemeral
    • adj
    • short lasting
    • n
    • plant with short life
  5. soidisant
    • adj
    • self proclaimed
    • pretended
  6. stint
    • vt
    • to supply an inadequate amount
    • vi
    • to be economical about spending
    • to restrict spending
    • n
    • fixed period of work
    • limitation of supply/effort
  7. mullioned
    • adj
    • divided by a vertical bar between panes of glass in window
  8. sagacious
    • adj
    • showing good judgement; shrewd
  9. corporeal
    • adj
    • relating to a person's body, not spirit
    • having a physical body
  10. taciturn
    • adj
    • saying little
  11. viands
    • n
    • articles of food
  12. fain
    • adj
    • willing under given circumstances
    • obliged
  13. furtive
    • adj
    • attempting to avoid notice because of guilt; secretive
    • suggestive of guilty nervousness
  14. reverie
    • n
    • daydream
    • dreamy song
    • impractical theory
  15. benignity
    • n
    • kindness/tolerance toward others
  16. raptured
    • adj
    • experiencing religious ectasy
    • vt
    • to delight
  17. enervated
    • adj
    • without strength
    • vt
    • to weaken
  18. piquancy
    • n
    • pleasantly sharp flavor
    • something pleasantly exciting
  19. amatory
    • adj
    • induced by sexual lust
  20. brougham
    • n
    • horse-drawn carriage
  21. purlieu
    • n
    • area surrounding a place
    • person's resort
    • land on edge of forest
  22. winnow
    • vt
    • to remove chaff from grain
    • to remove from a group until bests are left
    • to find useful part of something
    • vi
    • to blow
    • to fan with wings
  23. inveterate
    • adj
    • long-established habit unlikely to change
  24. forbear
    • vi/vt
    • to refrain
  25. modus vivendi
    • n
    • lifestyle
    • temporary arrangement between parties pending settlement of matters in debate
  26. parry
    • vt
    • to ward off strike
    • to evade (ex. a question)
    • n
    • act of evading
  27. dirk
    • n
    • short dagger
  28. cudgel
    • n
    • stick used as weapon
    • vt
    • to beat with stick
  29. doxology
    • n
    • words praising God
  30. weir
    • n
    • low dam built to raise level of water upstream
    • trap for fish
  31. lugubrious
    • adj
    • appearing sad/dismal
  32. insipidity
    • adj
    • lacking flavor
    • lacking interest
  33. fruition
    • n
    • realization of plan/project
    • enjoyment of attainment
  34. enigma
    • n
    • something mysterious, hard to understand
  35. elephantine
    • adj
    • resembling large, clumsy, awkward elephant
  36. apotheosis
    • n
    • highest point in development; climax
    • elevation to divine status
  37. hyperborean
    • n
    • inhabitant of extreme north
    • adj
    • relating to north
  38. brusque
    • adj
    • abrupt in speech/manner
  39. coquette
    • n
    • flirtatious woman
    • hummingbird
  40. transubstaintiated
    • vt
    • to convert into body/blood of Christ
    • change the form of something
  41. chagrin
    • n
    • embarrassment from humiliation
    • vi
    • to feel humiliated
  42. calumniated
    • vt
    • to make false statements about
  43. harangue
    • n
    • lengthy & aggressive speech
    • vt
    • to lecture aggressively
  44. inexorable
    • adj
    • impossible to stop/persuade
  45. miasmatic
    • n
    • highly unpleasant smell
    • oppressive atmosphere
  46. induce
    • vt
    • to succeed in persuading
    • to give rise to
  47. furmity
    • n
    • dish of wheat boiled in milk
  48. dumbledore
    • n
    • bumblebee
  49. hag-rid
    • vt
    • to afflict with worry
  50. carrefour
    • n
    • crossroads

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