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Vocabulary List #9 801. menage – a household; domestic management; housekeeping 802. mendicant – a beggar; adj. pertaining to begging 803. cryptic – hidden;

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1 Vocabulary List # menage – a household; domestic management; housekeeping 802. mendicant – a beggar; adj. pertaining to begging 803. cryptic – hidden; mysterious; obscure 804. counterpane – a bedspread 805. rueful – lamentable; sorrowful; regretful; pitiful 806. hobbledehoy – a youth between a boy and a man; an awkward gawky fellow 807. unsullied – undefiled; untarnished; not soiled 808. confessor – a priest who hears confessions; one who professes (or confesses) his faith 809. fissure – a crack or crevice 810. devious – not direct; sneaky

2 Vocabulary List # prowess – extreme skill or ability or technique 812. edenic – pertaining to paradise or Eden 813. chtonic – pertaining to the gods of the underworld (kthonian) 814. saccharine –overly sentimental; too ”sweet”; maudlin 815. nostalgic – fondly yearning for the past 816. avuncular – pertaining to uncle 817. aphorism – a proverb or saying or adage 818. bacchanalian – pertaining to orgies ( to worship of Bacchus or Dionysus) 819. philistine – a person antagonistic to the parts or to progress 820. aquiline – pertaining to eagles

3 Vocabulary List # hedonist – one who lives for sensual pleasure 822. pedestrian – adj. commonplace, trite, banal 823. amoral – neither good nor evil; beyond morality; not moral 824. raptor – a bird or prey like a hawk or eagle ( a bird with curved claws) 825. anachronism – a mistake in chronology anachronistic - out of place in time 826. continent – restraining one’s desires; chaste 827. derisive – showing scorn; laughing at 828. didacticism – the attitude of tending toward teaching 829. pedagogue – a teacher pedagogical – a teacher 830. antiquarian – one who is interested in the past ( remains and artifacts)

4 Vocabulary List # magnanimous – generous; showing nobility or soul 832. stereotyped – lacking individuality; trite 833. anesthetized – numbed into insensitivity 834. cadaverous – pertaining to a corpse; corpse-like 835. ostracize – to exclude form deliberations; to make into an outcast 836. halitosis – bad breath 837. incognito – in disguise 838. bourgeois – pertaining to the middle class bourgeoisie – the middle class; the business or capitalist class 839. inane – empty; void of sense; pointless; vacuous THEO - God 840. theology – systematic study of revealed religion

5 Vocabulary List # theogony – the story of the origin of the gods 842. theodicy – branch of philosophy dealing with God 843. theocentric – God-centered 844. theocracy – a society where priests )or ministers of God) rule 845. abeyance – suspension; inactivity “to hold in abeyance 846. tumid – swollen; inflated; protuberant 847. expurgate – to censor offensive material 848. anchorite – a holy hermit 849. juxtaposed – placed next to; placed side by side 850. aggregate – the sum total; the entire group of articles

6 Vocabulary List # abscond – to steal away with 852. iconoclast – one who attacks cherished values 853. ephemeral – not long lasting; passing; transitory 854. acumen – sharpness of insight -THEISM – pertaining to the worship of gods 855. polytheism – belief in many gods 856. monothism – belief in one God 857. pantheism – belief that all nature is God 858. theism – belief in a personal God 859. adulation – praise and recognition 860. vernal – an abundance; a lot of something

7 Vocabulary List # vernal – pertaining to spring 862. debonair – handsome and gallant 863. agrarian – pertaining to farming 864. celibacy – the state of being unmarried 865. abnegate – to deny formally DE- DEI deify – to turn into a God; to make a God 867. desim – belief in an impersonal or uncaring God 668. admonish – to warn or “scold” beforehand 869. verisimilitude – accuracy; correspondence with the truth 870. laconic – brief or terse; concise; using few words

8 Vocabulary List # accolade – award; recognition; honors 872. naive – simple innocent unknowing 873. dormant – lying unused; latent; “sleeping” 874. ambrosia – food of the gods; any delicious food 875. adamant – stubborn, hard, unyielding -LATRY worship of 876. iconolatry – worship of icons or religious pictures and images 877. idolatry – worship of idols 878. gynaeolatry – worship of women 879. demonolatry – worship of the devil 880. abrogate – to cancel or revoke (a rule or law)

9 Vocabulary List # gamut – an entire range or series 882. ambiguous – having more than one meaning 883. debutante – a girl making her social debut 884. neophyte – a beginner; an initiate 885. analogous – similar to 886. eclat – brilliance or achievement 887. cliche – an overused metaphor 888. acme – high point 889. narcissisistic – excessively in love with oneself ANTHROPO anthropology – the study of mankind

10 Vocabulary List # anthropophagous – man-eating; cannibalistic 892. anthropomorphous – man-shaped; resembling human characteristics 893. malapropism – a humorous misuse of words 894. nouveaux riches – the newly rich 895. banal – commonplace, trite 896. advent – the coming or arrival 897. malaise – a general feeling of being unwell 898. abridge – to shorten 899. vacillation – hesitation; an inability to decide 900. analgesia – an insensitivity to pain


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