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acarpous (ay-KAHR-puhs) adjective: Not producing fruit; sterile.
aegis (\EE-jis\.. noun) 1. Protection; support. 2. Sponsorship; patronage. 3. Guidance.. direction.. or control. 4. A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Zeus.
argosy (\AHR-guh-see\ noun) 1 : a large ship; especially : a large merchant ship *2 : a rich supply
beau monde (BO mond) noun: The world of fashion; high society.
besot (\bih-SAHT\ verb) *1 : infatuate 2 : to make dull or stupid; especially : to muddle with drunkenness
bien-pensant (bee-aN poN-saN [the last three syllables are nasal]) adjective:1. Right-thinking; conservative; conformist. 2. Self-righteous. noun 1. A right-thinking person. 2. A self-righteous person.
boilerplate (\BOY-ler-playt\ noun) 1 : syndicated material supplied especially to weekly newspapers in matrix or plate form 2 *a : standardized text b : formulaic or hackneyed language 3 : tightly packed icy snow
borborygmus (bor-buh-RIG-muhs) noun: A rumbling noise caused by the movement of gas through the intestines.
bumptious (\BUMP-shuhs\.. adjective) Crudely.. presumptuously.. or loudly self-assertive.
Cadmean victory (kad-MEE-uhn VIK-tuh-ree) noun: A victory won at as great a cost to the victor as to the vanquished.
chimerical (\ky-MER-ih-kuhl; -MIR-; kih-\.. adjective) 1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic. 2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.
chirography (\kye-RAH-gruh-fee\ noun) *1 : handwriting.. penmanship 2 : calligraphy
ciceronian (sis-uh-RO-nee-uhn) adjective: In the style of Cicero.. marked by ornate language.. expansive flow.. forcefulness of expression.. etc.
coetaneous (ko-i-TAY-nee-uhs) adjective: Having the same age; contemporary.
crepuscular (\kri-PUS-kyuh-lur\.. adjective) 1. Of.. pertaining to.. or resembling twilight; dim. 2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.
dilatory (\DILL-uh-tor-ee\ adjective) *1 : tending or intended to cause delay 2 : characterized by procrastination : tardy
dyed-in-the-wool (\dyde-in-thuh-WOOL\ adjective) : thoroughgoing.. uncompromising
eidetic (\eye-DET-ik\ adjective) : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images
eleemosynary (\el-uh-MOS-uh-ner-ee\.. adjective) 1. Of or for charity; charitable; as.. ""an eleemosynary institution."" 2. Given in charity; having the nature of alms; as.. ""eleemosynary assistance."" 3. Supported by or dependent on charity; as.. ""the eleemosynary poor.""
epistemic (\ep-uh-STEE-mik\ adjective) : of or relating to knowledge or knowing : cognitive
etiolate (\EE-tee-uh-layt\.. transitive verb) 1. (Botany) To bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight. 2. To make pale or sickly. 3. To make weak by stunting the growth or development of. 4. (Botany) To become bleached or whitened.. as when grown without sunlight.
extremophile (\ik-STREE-muh-fyle\ noun) : an organism that lives under extreme environmental conditions (as in a hot spring or ice cap)
frisson (\free-SOHN\.. noun) A moment of intense excitement; a shudder; an emotional thrill.
gambol (\GAM-buhl\.. intransitive verb) 1. To dance and skip about in play; to frolic. 2. A skipping or leaping about in frolic.
grandiloquent (\gran-DIL-uh-kwuhnt\.. adjective) Lofty in style; pompous; bombastic.
hachure (\ha-SHUR\ verb) : to shade with or show by short lines used for shading and denoting surfaces in relief (as in map drawing) and drawn in the direction of slope
hermetic (huhr-MET-ik) adjective: 1. Airtight. 2. Not affected by outside influence. 3. Relating to the occult sciences.. especially alchemy; magical. 4. Obscure or hard to understand.
hoick (\HOIK\ verb) : to move or pull abruptly : yank
hue and cry (\HYOO-und-KRYE\ noun) 1 a : a loud outcry formerly used in the pursuit of one who is suspected of a crime b : the pursuit of a suspect or a written proclamation for the capture of a suspect *2 : a clamor of protest 3 : hubbub
ideate (\EYE-dee-ayt\ verb) *1 : to form an idea or conception of 2 : to form an idea
imbroglio (\im-BROHL-yoh\.. noun) 1. A complicated and embarrassing state of things. 2. A confused or complicated disagreement or misunderstanding. 3. An intricate.. complicated plot.. as of a drama or work of fiction. 4. A confused mass; a tangle.
impugn (\im-PYOON\.. transitive verb) To attack by words or arguments; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to oppose or challenge as false; to gainsay.
inveterate (\in-VET-uh-rut\ adjective) 1 : firmly established by long persistence *2 : confirmed in a habit : habitual
invidious (\in-VID-ee-uhs\.. adjective) 1. Tending to provoke envy.. resentment.. or ill will. 2. Containing or implying a slight. 3. Envious.
jape (\JAYP\.. noun.. verb) 1. A joke or jest. 2. A trick or prank. 3. To joke; to jest. 4. To make fun of; to mock.
labile (\LAY-byl\.. adjective) 1. Open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable. 2. Constantly or readily undergoing chemical.. physical.. or biological change or breakdown; unstable.
lickerish (\LIK-uh-rish\ adjective) 1 : greedy.. desirous *2 : lecherous
longueur (long-GUR) A dull and tedious passage in a book.. play.. musical composition.. or the like.
maritorious (ma-ri-TOR-ee-uhs) adjective: Excessively fond of one's husband.
materfamilias (may-tuhr-fuh-MIL-ee-uhs) noun: The female head of a family.. household.. tribe.. etc.
moirologist (moy-ROL-uh-jist) noun: A hired mourner.
nescience (\NESH-uhnts; NESH-ee-uhnts\.. noun) Lack of knowledge or awareness; ignorance.
outré (\oo-TRAY\.. adjective) Unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.
pas de deux (pah duh DU) noun: 1. A dance for two people. 2. A close relationship between two people or things involved in an activity.
passe-partout (pas-pahr-TOO) noun: 1. Something.. for example a master key.. that enables unrestricted access.2. An ornamental mat used to frame a picture. 3. An adhesive tape used to attach a picture to a mat.. glass.. backing.. etc.
patrocliny / patricliny (PA-truh-kli-nee) noun: Inheritance of traits primarily from the father.
pellucid (puh-LOO-sid) adjective: 1. Admitting the maximum passage of light. 2. Clear; easy to understand.
perendinate (puh-REN-di-nayt) verb tr. : To put off until the day after tomorrow. verb intr.: To stay at a college for an extended time.
Pickwickian (pik-WIK-ee-uhn) adjective: 1. Marked by generosity.. naivete.. or innocence. 2. Not intended to be taken in a literal sense.
piebald (\PYE-bawld\ adjective) 1 : of different colors; especially : spotted or blotched with black and white *2 : composed of incongruous parts
portend (\por-TEND\.. verb) To indicate (events.. misfortunes.. etc.) as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.
prosopagnosia (pros-uh-pag-NO-see-uh) noun: Inability to recognize familiar faces.
pulchritude (\PUL-kruh-tood; -tyood\.. noun) That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; comeliness; grace; loveliness.
purlieu (\PERL-yoo\ noun) 1 a : an outlying or adjacent district *b plural : environs.. neighborhood 2 a : a frequently visited place : haunt b plural : confines.. bounds
Pyrrhic victory (PIR-ik VIK-tuh-ree noun) A victory won at too great a cost.
quiddity (\KWID-ih-tee\.. n.) 1. The essence.. nature.. or distinctive peculiarity of a thing. 2. A hairsplitting distinction; a trifling point; a quibble. 3. An eccentricity; an odd feature.
sententious (\sen-TEN-shus\ adjective) *1 : given to or abounding in aphoristic expression or excessive moralizing 2 : terse.. aphoristic.. or moralistic in expression
sobriquet (\SOH-brih-kay\ noun) : a descriptive name or epithet : nickname
somnolent (\SOM-nuh-luhnt\.. adjective) 1. Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep. 2. Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
superjacent (\soo-per-JAY-sunt\ adjective) : lying above or upon : overlying
susurrus (\su-SUHR-uhs\.. noun) A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.
tranche (transh) noun: A portion.. especially of money.. investment.. etc.
withy (\WITH-ee the TH is as in ""the""\ noun) 1 : willow; especially : any of various willows whose pliable twigs are used for furniture and basketry *2 : a flexible slender twig or branch
xanthodontous (zan-tho-DON-tuhs) adjective: Having yellow teeth.
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welcomemessage Vocabulary set gathered from various Word of the Day email subscription services during April, 2009. Join our group at quizlet.com (http://quizlet.com/group/15702/).
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