Vocabulary Workshop Level H, Unit 9

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beatitude

a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing.

bete noire

someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids.

bode

to be an omen of; to indicate by signs.

dank

unpleasantly damp or wet.

ecumenical

worldwide or universal in influence or application.

fervid

burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated.

fetid

having an unpleasant or offensive odor.

gargantuan

immense size, volume, or capacity; enormous.

heyday

the period of greatest power, vigor, success, or influence; the prime years.

incubus

a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one, like a nightmare.

infrastructure

a basic foundation or framework; a system of public works; the resources and facilities required for an activity; permanent military.

inveigle

to entice, lure, or snare by flattery or artful inducements; to obtain or acquire by artifice.

kudos

the acclaim, prestige, or renown that comes as a result of some action or achievement.

lagniappe

an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity

prolix

long winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way.

protege

someone whose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential person; someone under the juridiction of a foreign country or government.

prototype

an original pattern or model; a primitive or ancestral form.

sycophant

someone who attempts to win favors or advance him- or herself by flattery or servile behavior.

tautology

needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy.

truckle

to yield or submit tamely or submissively

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