ALL ENGLISH VOCABULARY.txt

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  1. Adjunct
    (n)-something added to another thing but not essential to it

    (adj)- joined or associated
  2. Bellwether
    (n)-a leader or one who assumes leadership
  3. Caterwaul
    (v or n)- to utter long wailing cries
  4. Chimerical
    (adj)- unreal, imaginary
  5. Effete
    (adj)- lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate
  6. Fait Accompli
    (n)- an accomplished act
  7. Hidebound
    (adj)- narrow in opinion, stubborn
  8. Hierarchy
    (n)- any system where one thing is ranked above another
  9. Liturgy
    (n)- a form of public worship
  10. Mirage
    (n)- an optical phenomenon
  11. Microcosm
    (n) a little world
  12. Minuscule
    • (adj) very small
    • (n) a small cursive script
  13. Obfuscate
    (v) to confuse, bewilder, or darken
  14. Paternalism
    (n) the system or practice of managing individuals, businesses, or nations in the manner of a father dealing benevolently with childre
  15. Polarize
    (v) to divide into sharply opposing factions
  16. Purview
    (n) the range of operation, authority, control, concern, etc
  17. Sanguine
    • (adj) confidently optimistic and cheerful
    • redish
  18. Solecism
    (n) a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage
  19. vassal
    (n) a person holding some similar relation to a superior; a subject, subordinate, follower, or retainer.
  20. Verisimilitude
    (n) the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability
  21. Morass
    • (n)-marshy ground, bog
    • (figurative)- in a confusing situation
  22. Noisome
    • (adj) offensive or disgusting
    • foul smelling
  23. Oblivious
    (adj)- unmindful; unconscience, unaware
  24. Poltroon
    • (n)-a wretchful coward
    • (adj)-marked by utter cowardice
  25. proselyte
    • (n)-a covert of some movement
    • (v)-changing opinion
  26. quasi
    (adj)-resembling; seeming; virtual; a quasi member
  27. Raillery
    (n)-good-humored ridicule; banter
  28. Ribald
    • (adj)-vulgar or indecent in speech, language
    • (n)- a ribald person
  29. Supine
    • (adj)-lying on the back, in active
    • (figurative)- one is allows to be walked on
  30. Vignette
    • (n)-a decorative design or small illustration
    • (v)- photography, to finish
  31. Aegis
    (n) Protection, support
  32. Apprise
    (v) to give notice to; inform
  33. Bibulous (adj)
    (adj) fond of or adicted to drinking

    absorbent
  34. claque
    (n) a group of persons hired to applaude an act or performer
  35. deracinate
    (v) uproot; to pull up by the root
  36. eleemosynary
    (adj) pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donation
  37. indigenous
    (adj)- originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country
  38. lachrymose
    (adj) suggestive of or tending to cause tears; tearful
  39. lexicon
    (n) the vocabulary of a particular language
  40. melee
    (n) hand-to-hand fight or stuggle among several people
  41. ancillary
    (adj) subordinate, assisting
  42. bowdlerize
    to expurgate (to a written book) by remaining passages considered vulgar; to censure
  43. condescend
    (v) to put on down, to patronize
  44. cozen
    (v) to cheat, trick, swindle
  45. enclave
    (n) any small area or group enclosed within a larger one, that protects a group of people
  46. forte
    (n) a strong point, as a person
  47. gratis
    • (adv)- without charge, free
    • (adj)- free
  48. icon
    (n) a picture or other representation of something sacred
  49. interstice
    (n) an intervening space, a gap
  50. macrocosm
    (n) the great world or universe
  51. mountebank
    (n) trickster, cheater
  52. paean
    (n) any song of praise, joy
  53. persiflage
    (n) light, bantering talk or joking
  54. plethora
    (n) overabundant
  55. pragmatic
    (adj) pertaining to practical point of view
  56. quizzical
    (adj) perplex, mystified
  57. rapacity
    (adj) given to siexing for plunder or raid, greedy
  58. schism
    (n) division or disunion: opposing parties
  59. therapeutic
    (adj) treatment or curing of desease
  60. virtuoso
    • (n) person who has a special knowldge
    • (adj) special trait

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