Wordly Wise 11 and 12

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Affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship (also atoms)

Bacchanalian

wild and drunken

Blasphemous

cursing, profane, irreverent

Decennial

occurring every 10 years

Expatiate

to elaborate or expand on

Homogeneous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

Intercede

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

Linguist

a specialist in linguistics

Malapropism

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

Nugatory

of no real value

Pantheon

a group of people held in high esteem for their great achievements

Plethora

extreme excess

Smelt

refine an ore

Surrogate

A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, a substitute

Upbraid

express criticism towards

Vocal

relating to the voice

Asperity

Roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness

Bandanna

large and brightly colored handkerchief

Conclave

a confidential or secret meeting

Depose

dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify

Fuselage

body of an airplane

Influx

the process of flowing in

Laconic

consice

Machiavellian

of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended, the ends justify the means

Marsupial

mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried

Melee

a noisy riotous fight

Nullify

(v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out

Papal

of or pertaining to the pope

Psychosis

any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

Sterling

genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness

Synopsis

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Utilize

to make use of; put to use, especially to good use

Zenith

the highest point; the peak

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