Vocabulary #14

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ameliorate

v.
to improve

jaundiced

adj.
distorted or prejudiced as with envy or resentment

solicitous

adj.
concerned or anxious

pompadour

n.
a hair style that is raised up in the front

gelid

adj.
ice, very cold

genuflect

v.
to bend the knee in reverence or worship

fastidious

adj.
excessively critical or demanding; characterized by excessive care

epiphany

n.
the sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature of something

macabre

adj.
gruesome, grim ghastly; pertaining to or representing death

mulatto

n.
a person who racial ancestry is mixed Negro and Caucasian

Satiety

n.
the sate of being satisfied fully

drayman

n.
the driver of a dray--a strong cart or carrying heavy loads

prolific

adj.
characterized by abundant productivity

abatement

n.
the state of being decreased or diminished

threnody

n.
a song, speech, poem, or lamentation, esp. for the dead

deity

n.
god

strophe

n.
the part of an ancient Greek chorual ode sung by the chorus when moving from right to left

antistrophe

n.
follows a strophe and the chorus moves from left to right

bilious

adj.
extremely unpleasant or distasteful; relating to bile or an excess secretion of bile

misanthrope

n.
hater of mankind

arabesque

n.
an elaborate design - a form of ornamentation in art and music

diffident

adj.
lacking confidence in oneself

insurgent

n.
a rebel

restive

adj.
restless

sloven

adj.
careless or slipshod
(usually a noun)

archipelago

n.
an island group

moirai

n.pl.
individual destinies
(singular-Moire-the will of the gods or fate)

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