Vocab Words (2)

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quiz friday 4/27/12

Aegis

A shield; Protection; Sponsorship.

Alms

Voluntary contributions to aid the poor.

Apprise

To inform of; To make aware of by giving oral or written notice.

Bibulous

Given in to; Marked by the consumption of alcohol.

Claque

A group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; Enthusiastic or fawning admirers.

Compunction

A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed).

Deracinate

To pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of.

Indigenous

Originating where it is found; Native.

Lexicon

A dictionary of a language; The special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject.

Melee

A confused struggle; A violent free-for-all.

Microcosm

A miniature model; Something that resembles something else on a very small scale.

Miniscule

Extremely small.

Obfuscate

Make obscure or unclear.

Paternalism

The attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good.

Polarize

To cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions.

Purview

The range, extent, or scope of something.

Sanguine

Cheerfully confident; Optimistic.

Solecism

A socially awkward or tactless act.

Vassal

A person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; Dependent; Servant.-

Verisimilitude

The quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable.

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