English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #33, 2012

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English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #33, 2012

cairns

piles of stones

cosmic

of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe

cosmopolitan

composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world

cosmonaut

a Soviet who is trained to travel into outer space

cosmos

n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.

muted

being or made softer or less loud or clear

hierarchy

the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

maneuvering

moving carefully

infatuated

marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

vigilant

carefully observant or attentive

enthralled

filled with wonder and delight

distraught

deeply agitated especially from emotion

resigned

showing utter resignation or hopelessness

dilapidated

falling apart or ruined, run-down, (adjective)

solace

comfort in disappointment or misery

inoculated

vaccinated

poliomylitis

virus enters motor nerves and kills them; causing paralysis; transmitted through contaminated water; vaccine is available but no treatment

rhetoric

study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

speculative

not based on fact or investigation

congenital defects

abnormalities of structure or function which are present at birth

disarmed

to deprive of weapons; made friendly or harmless

morose

showing a brooding ill humor

patronize

be a regular customer or client of

presumption

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

repute

to assign a reputation to

benefactress

a woman benefactor, a woman who confers a benefit, especially one that makes a gift; female who financially provides for others

four score and seven yers ago

87 years, from the Gettysburg Address. A score is 20 years; 4 x 20 + 7

hallow

render holy by means of religious rites

aforesaid

adj. Said in a preceding part or before.

countervailing

acting against with equal force or influence

enjoin

order, give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

garrison

a fortified military post where troops are stationed

primary sources

eyewitness accounts of history. They include letters, diaries, speeches, and interviews.

realism

the state of being actual or real

interminable

tiresomely long

poignant

deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

ineffable

incapable of being expressed

summarily

without delay

oscillation

(n) the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm

ludicrous

broadly or extravagantly humorous

presaging

foreshadowing

malign

speak unfavorably about (verb); evil in influence, (adjective).

snuff

finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose

toilet

the act of dressing and preparing yourself.

ombre

shadow

refulgent

radiating or as if radiating light

promiscuous

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

distempered

a troubled mind

repast

the food served and eaten at one time

sprights

spirits.

stratagems

tricks or dreadful deeds (in Shakespeare)

nosegay

an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

forfex

a pair of scissors or pincers

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