lesson 8

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lesson 8
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  1. bedlam
    noun- a place of noisy uproar and confusion
  2. bowdlerize
    • verb- to censor prudishly
    • verb- to modify or abridge, as by shortening, simplifying, or skewing content
  3. chauvinism
    • noun- a prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind
    • noun- fanatical patriotism; the glorification of one's country
  4. draconian
    adj- exceedingly harsh; very severe
  5. martinet
    • noun- a rigid military disciplinarian
    • noun- one who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
  6. maudlin
    adj- effusively or tearfully sentimental; overly emotional
  7. mesmerize
    • verb- to spellbind; to enthrall
    • verb- to hypnotize
  8. silhouette
    • noun- a drawing consisting of the outline of something ( a human profile ) filled in with a solid color
    • noun- an outline that appears dark against a light background
    • verb- to cause to be seen as a silhouette; to outline
  9. stentorian
    adj- extremely loud
  10. titanic
    adj- a family of mythological giants

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