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alfresco (\al-FRES-koh\.. adverb) 1. In the open air; outdoors. 2. Taking place or located in the open air; outdoor.
bailiwick (\BAY-luh-wik\.. noun) 1. A person's specific area of knowledge.. authority.. interest.. skill.. or work. 2. The office or district of a bailiff.
bivouac (\BIV-wak.. BIV-uh-wak\.. noun) 1. An encampment for the night.. usually under little or no shelter. 2. To encamp for the night.. usually under little or no shelter.
castigate (\KASS-tuh-gayt\ verb) : to subject to severe punishment.. reproof.. or criticism
chiropteran (\kye-RAHP-tuh-run\ noun) : any of an order of night-flying mammals with forelimbs modified to form wings : bat
clochard (\kloh-SHAR\ noun) : tramp.. vagrant
conglobate (\kahn-GLOH-bayt\ verb) : to form into a round compact mass
donnybrook (\DON-ee-brook\.. noun) 1. A brawl; a free-for-all. 2. A heated quarrel or dispute.
eldritch (\EL-dritch\ adjective) : weird.. eerie
execrable (\EK-sih-kruh-buhl\.. adjective) 1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable. 2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.
exoteric (\ek-suh-TAIR-ik\ adjective) *1 : suitable to be imparted to the public 2 : belonging to the outer or less initiate circle 3 : external
expeditious (\ek-spuh-DISH-uhs\.. adjective) Characterized by or acting with speed and efficiency.
facetious (\fuh-SEE-shuss\ adjective) *1 : joking or jesting often inappropriately : waggish 2 : meant to be humorous or funny : not serious
fifth column (\FIFTH-KAH-lum\ noun) : a group of secret sympathizers or supporters of an enemy that engage in espionage or sabotage within defense lines or national borders
gloaming (\GLOH-ming\.. noun) Twilight; dusk.
glom (\GLAHM\ verb) *1 : take.. steal 2 : seize.. catch
hypocorism (\hye-PAH-kuh-riz-um\ noun) *1 : a pet name 2 : the use of pet names
implacable (\im-PLAK-uh-bull\.. adjective) Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable;
indagate (\IN-duh-gayt\ verb) : to search into : investigate
lacuna (\luh-KOO-nuh\ noun) *1 : a blank space or a missing part : gap 2 : a small cavity.. pit.. or discontinuity in an anatomical structure
legerdemain (\lej-ur-duh-MAIN\.. noun) 1. Sleight of hand. 2. A display of skill.. trickery.. or artful deception.
limn (\LIM\.. transitive verb) 1. To depict by drawing or painting. 2. To portray in words; to describe.
littoral (\LIH-tuh-rul\.. adjective) 1. Of.. relating to.. or on a coastal or shore region.. especially a seashore. 2. A coastal region.. especially the zone between the limits of high and low tides.
malfeasance (\mal-FEE-zuhn(t)s\.. noun) Wrongdoing.. misconduct.. or misbehavior.. especially by a public official.
misprize (\mis-PRYZ\.. transitive verb) 1. To hold in contempt. 2. To undervalue.
officious (\uh-FISH-uhs\.. adjective) Marked by excessive eagerness in offering services or advice where they are neither requested nor needed; meddlesome.
otiose (\OH-shee-ohs; OH-tee-\.. adjective) 1. Ineffective; futile. 2. Being at leisure; lazy; indolent; idle. 3. Of no use.
palindrone : to gibber nonsense at length without coherence
palmary (\PAL-muh-ree\ adj) : outstanding.. best
plaudit (\PLAW-dit\.. noun) 1. A round or demonstration of applause. 2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.
plenary (\PLEE-nuh-ree; PLEN-uh-ree\.. adjective) 1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as.. plenary authority. 2. Fully attended by all qualified members.
puissant (\PWISS-unt\ adj) : of great force or vigor : strong.. powerful
quondam (\KWAHN-dum\ adj) : former.. sometime
red herring (\RED-HERR-ing\ noun) *2 : something that distracts attention from the real issue
scofflaw (\SKAHFF-law\ noun) : a contemptuous law violator
shunpike (\SHUN-pyke\ noun) : a side road used to avoid the toll on or the speed and traffic of a superhighway
slugabed (\SLUHG-uh-bed\.. noun) One who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard.
superficies (\soo-per-FISH-eez\ noun) 1 : a surface of a body or a region of space *2 : the external aspects or appearance of a thing
synecdoche (\si-NEK-duh-kee\.. noun) a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole or whole for a part or general for the special or vice versa
volte-face (\vawlt-FAHS; vawl-tuh-\.. noun) An about-face; a reversal.. as in policy or opinion.
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author Juno Suk
welcomemessage Vocabulary set gathered from various Word of the Day email subscription services during October, 2008. Join our group at quizlet.com (http://quizlet.com/group/15702/).
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