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alembic (\uh-LEM-bik\ noun) 1 : an apparatus used in distillation *2 : something that refines or transmutes as if by distillation
anodyne (\AN-uh-dyn\.. adjective) 1. Serving to relieve pain; soothing. 2. Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous. 3. A medicine that relieves pain. 4. Anything that calms.. comforts.. or soothes disturbed feelings.
antediluvian (\an-tih-duh-LOO-vee-uhn\.. adjective) 1. Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood. 2. Antiquated; from or belonging to a much earlier time. 3. One who lived before the Biblical flood. 4. A very old (or old-fashioned) person.
asperse (\uh-SPURSS\ verb) 1 : to sprinkle; especially : to sprinkle with holy water *2 : to attack with evil reports or false or injurious charges
belvedere (\BEL-vuh-deer\ noun) : a structure (as a cupola or a summerhouse) designed to command a view
bindle stiff (\BIN-dul-stiff\ noun) : hobo; especially : one who carries his clothes or bedding in a bundle
bogart (\BOH-gart\ verb) 1 : bully.. intimidate *2 : to use or consume without sharing
career (\kuh-REER\ verb) : to go at top speed especially in a headlong manner
condign (\kuhn-DINE; KON-dine\.. adjective) Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
contemn (\kuhn-TEM\.. transitive verb) To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
cupidity (\kyoo-PID-uh-tee\.. noun) Eager or excessive desire.. especially for wealth; greed; avarice.
diadem (\DY-uh-dem\.. noun) 1. A crown. 2. An ornamental headband worn (as by Eastern monarchs) as a badge of royalty. 3. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown. 4. To adorn with a _____; to crown.
emolument (\ih-MOL-yuh-muhnt\.. noun) The wages or perquisites arising from office.. employment.. or labor; gain; compensation.
epigone (\EP-uh-gohn\ noun) : follower.. disciple; also : an inferior imitator
fiduciary (\fih-DOO-shee-air-ee\.. adjective) 1. Relating to the holding of something in trust for another. 2. Someone who stands in a special relation of trust.. confidence.. or responsibility in certain obligations to others; a trustee.
gamine (\gam-EEN; GAM-een\.. noun) 1. A girl who wanders about the streets; an urchin. 2. A playfully mischievous girl or young woman.
ignominious \ig-nuh-MIN-ee-us\ adjective) 1 : marked with or characterized by disgrace or shame : dishonorable 2 : deserving of shame or infamy : despicable *3 : humiliating.. degrading
impecunious (\im-pih-KYOO-nee-uss\ adjective) : having very little or no money usually habitually : penniless
inalienable (\in-AY-lee-uh-nuh-bul\ adjective) : incapable of being alienated.. surrendered.. or transferred
indurate (\IN-duh-rut\ adjective) : physically or morally hardened
insensate (\in-SEN-sayt; -sit\.. adjective) 1. Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate. 2. Lacking human feeling or sensitivity; brutal; cruel. 3. Lacking sense; stupid; foolish.
laconic (\luh-KON-ik\.. adjective) Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.
lionize (\LYE-uh-nyze\ verb) *1 : to treat as an object of great interest or importance 2 Brit : to show the sights of a place to
macadam (\muh-KAD-um\ noun) : a roadway or pavement of small closely packed broken stone
malinger (\muh-LING-guhr\.. intransitive verb) To feign or exaggerate illness or inability in order to avoid duty or work.
mephitic (\muh-FIT-ik\.. adjective) 1. Offensive to the smell; as.. _____ odors. 2. Poisonous; noxious.
natatorial (\nay-tuh-TOR-ee-ul\ adjective0 *1 : of or relating to swimming 2 : adapted to or characterized by swimming
Occam's razor (\AH-kumz-RAY-zer\ noun) : a scientific and philosophic rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities
palaver (\puh-LAV-uhr; puh-LAH-vur\.. noun) 1. Idle talk 2. Talk intended to beguile or deceive. 3. A parley usually between persons of different backgrounds or cultures or levels of sophistication; a talk; hence.. a public conference and deliberation. 4. To talk idly. 5. To flatter; to cajole.
peregrine (\PAIR-uh-grin\ adjective) : having a tendency to wander
prevenient (\prih-VEEN-yunt\ adjective) : antecedent.. anticipatory
propound (\pruh-POWND\.. transitive verb) To offer for consideration; to put forward; to propose.
quondam (\KWAHN-duhm; KWAHN-dam\.. adjective) Having been formerly; former; sometime.
reify (\RAY-uh-fye\ verb) : to regard (something abstract) as a material or concrete thing : to give definite content and form to (something abstract)
sempiternal (\sem-pih-TUR-nuhl\.. adjective) Of never ending duration; having beginning but no end; everlasting; endless.
sesquipedalian (\ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\.. adjective) 1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words. 2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables. 3. A long word.
soupçon (\soop-SAWNG -the final NG is not pronounced.. but the vowel is nasalized\ noun) : a little bit : trace
superannuated (\soo-per-AN-yuh-way-tud\ adjective) 1 : outmoded.. old-fashioned 2 a : incapacitated or disqualified for active duty by advanced age *b : older than the typical member of a specified group
supernumerary (\soo-puhr-NOO-muh-rair-ee; -NYOO-\.. adjective) 1. Exceeding the stated.. standard.. or prescribed number. 2. Exceeding what is necessary or desired; superfluous. 3. A supernumerary person or thing. 4. An actor without a speaking part.. as a walk-on or an extra in a crowd scene.
tatterdemalion (\tat-uhr-dih-MAYL-yuhn; -MAY-lee-uhn\.. noun) 1. A person dressed in tattered or ragged clothing; a ragamuffin. 2. Tattered; ragged.
trichotillomania (\trick-uh-till-uh-MAY-nee-uh\ noun) : an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair
troglodyte (\TROG-luh-dyt\.. noun) 1. A member of a primitive people that lived in caves.. dens.. or holes; a cave dweller. 2. One who is regarded as reclusive.. reactionary.. out of date.. or brutish.
turpitude (\TER-puh-tood\ noun) : inherent baseness : depravity; also : a base act
vituperation (\vy-too-puh-RAY-shuhn.. -tyoo-\.. noun) 1. The act or an instance of speaking abusively to or about. 2. Sustained and severely abusive language.
wahine (\wah-HEE-nee\ noun) 1 : a Polynesian woman *2 : a female surfer
weltanschauung (\VELT-ahn-show-ung - ""ow"" as in ""cow""\ noun.. often capitalized) : a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint
Xanadu (\ZAN-uh-doo\ noun) : an idyllic.. exotic.. or luxurious place
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welcomemessage Vocabulary set gathered from various Word of the Day email subscription services during July, 2008. Join our group at quizlet.com (http://quizlet.com/group/15702/).
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