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EX-LEX Vocab Set 07- Expanding Lexicon for 2008_09 -- average rating: 1 ratings

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arcanum (\ar-KAY-num\ noun) *1 : mysterious or specialized knowledge.. language.. or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate -- usually used in plural 2 : elixir
beneficence (\buh-NEFF-i-suhns\.. noun) 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness.. kindness.. or charity. 2. A charitable gift or act.
consanguineous descended from the same ancestor
cosmopolite (\koz-MOP-uh-lyt\.. noun) 1. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person. 2. (Ecology) An organism found in most parts of the world.
eponymous (\ih-PAH-nuh-mus\ adjective) : of.. relating to.. or being one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
evanescent (\ev-uh-NES-unt\.. adjective) Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.
exsanguination the draining or losing of blood
fettle (\FET-l\.. noun) A state or condition of fitness or order; state of mind; spirits -- often used in the phrase ""in fine _____.""
flack (\FLACK\ verb) : to provide publicity : engage in press-agentry
hagiography (\-ge-'ä-gr?-fe.. -je-\) 1 : biography of saints or venerated persons 2 : idealizing or idolizing biography
haptic (\HAP-tik\ adjective) *1 : relating to or based on the sense of touch 2 : characterized by a predilection for the sense of touch
immolate (\IM-uh-layt\.. transitive verb) 1. To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill as a sacrificial victim. 2. To kill or destroy.. often by fire.
interloper (\in-ter-LOH-per\ noun) : one that intrudes in a place or sphere of activity
kvell (\KVEL\ verb) : to be extraordinarily proud : rejoice
misprision (\mis-PRIZH-un\ noun) 1 a : neglect or wrong performance of official duty b : concealment of treason or felony by one who is not a participant in the treason or felony *2 : misunderstanding.. misinterpretation
misprize (\mis-PRYZ\.. transitive verb) 1. To hold in contempt. 2. To undervalue.
myopic (\mye-OH-pik\ adjective) 1 : affected by nearsightedness : of.. relating to.. or exhibiting nearsightedness 1 : affected by nearsightedness : of.. relating to.. or exhibiting nearsightedness 1 : affected by nearsightedness : of.. relating to.. or exhibiting nearsightedness 1 : affected by nearsightedness : of.. relating to.. or exhibiting nearsightedness *2 : lacking in foresight or discernment : limited in outlook
plaintive (\PLAYN-tiv\.. adjective) Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad.
proponent (\pruh-POH-nuhnt\.. noun) One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.
recuse (\rih-KYOOZ\ verb) : to disqualify (oneself) as a judge in a particular case; broadly : to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest
replete (\rih-PLEET\ adjective) *1 : fully or abundantly provided or filled 2 a : abundantly fed b : fat.. stout 3 : complete
sangfroid self-possesion.. especially under strain
sangsue leech
sanguinary murderous or bloody
sanguine (\SANG-gwin\ adjective) 1 : bloodred 2 of the complexion : ruddy *3 : confident.. optimistic
sanguineous bloodthirsty
sanguinolent tinged with blood
scion (\SY-uhn\.. noun) 1. A detached shoot or twig of a plant used for grafting. 2. Hence.. a descendant; an heir.
tetchy (\TETCH-ee\ adjective) : irritably or peevishly sensitive : touchy
theriac (\THEER-ee-ak\ noun) 1 : a mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison *2 : cure-all
undulate (\UN-juh-layt; UN-dyuh-\.. intransitive) To move in.. or have.. waves; to vibrate; to wave;
vociferous (\voh-SIF-uhr-uhs\.. adjective) Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
voracity (\vuh-RASS-uh-tee\ noun) : the quality or state of being ravenous or insatiable
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description Vocabulary set gathered from various Word of the Day email subscription services during September, 2008. Join our group at quizlet.com (http://quizlet.com/group/15702/).
author Juno Suk
welcomemessage Vocabulary set gathered from various Word of the Day email subscription services during September, 2008. Join our group at quizlet.com (http://quizlet.com/group/15702/).
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