Miecoach Vocabulary Bee 226 - 250

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Inferno

A very intense and uncontrolled fire;
Any place of pain and turmoil;
Hell

Heckle

To harass someome with questions, insults or taunts;
A comb for separating flax fibers

Impale

To pierce with a sharp stake through the body;

Gdignant

Angry, especially as a result of something unjust or wrong

Largess

Generosity;
A gift or money given,

Mesa

Flat tableland with steep edges;
A table

Mystique

An air of mystery surrounding someone or something

Niggardly

Miserly; stingy

Nimby

refers to the idea that, while people may be aware of the necessity of some unpleasant realities, such as prisons, landfills, or chemical plants, they insist theses place be located away from where they live;
Not in my backyard

nuptials

A wedding ceremony

Maestro

Master musician;
A master in any art

Marauding

Roaming about in search of plunder

Newspeak

Deliberately ambiguous and contradictiory language use to mislead and manipulate the public

Obfuscate

Deliberately make something difficult to understand;
To make unclear

Protude

To stick out

Ophthalmologist

Eye doctor

Pandemonium

A state of extreme confusion and disorder;
Chaos

Peon

A low-level worker

Proctor

Someone who supervises (an examination);
A person appointed to make sure students do not cheat in an examination

Rarefied

Being less dense (as in air in high altitude)
Reserved for an elite group;
Of high moral or intellectual value

Vitriolic

Harsh or corrosive in tone;
Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)

Wicket

small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)

Thesis

The primary position taken by a writer or speaker

Acclaim

Praise;
Applaud; announce with great approval

Apocalypse

(n.) Total devastation, the end of the world

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