PART IB PREVIEW 19

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akimbo

adv. In or into a position in which the hands are on the hips and the elbows are bowed outward. adj. 1. Placed in such a way as to have the hands on the hips and the elbows bowed outward. 2. Being in a bent, bowed, or arched position.

anecdotal

adj. Of, characterized by, or full of anecdotes.

colossus

n. 1. A huge statue. 2. Something likened to a huge statue, as in size or importance.

dilettante

n. 1. A dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge. 2. A lover of the fine arts; a connoisseur. adj. Superficial; amateurish.

ennead

n. A group or set of nine.

frondescent

adj. Bearing, resembling, or having a profusion of leaves or fronds; leafy.

Heptateuch

n. Bible. The first seven books of the Old Testament.

menhir

n. A prehistoric monument of a class found chiefly in the British Isles and northern France, consisting of a single tall, upright megalith.

necessitate

v. tr. 1. To make necessary or unavoidable. 2. To require or compel.

odeum

n. 1. A small building of ancient Greece and Rome used for public performances of music and poetry. 2. A contemporary theater or concert hall.

plunger

n. 1. One who plunges or dives. 2. A device consisting of a rubber suction cup attached to the end of a stick, used to clean out clogged drains and pipes. 3. A machine part, such as a piston, that operates with a thrusting or plunging movement.

statutory

adj. 1. Of or relating to a statute. 2. Enacted, regulated, or authorized by statute.

Swaziland

A country of southeast Africa between South Africa and Mozambique. A British protectorate after 1903, it became independent in 1968. Mbabane is the capital and the largest city. Population, 585,000

unfathomable

adj. 1. Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible. 2. Difficult or impossible to measure.

valonia

n. The dried acorn cups of an oak tree (Quercus aegilops) of the eastern Mediterranean, used chiefly in tanning and dyeing.

videophile

n. One with an avid interest in watching television or videos or in making video recordings.

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