English IV Spring 4

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acronym

(n) a word formed from the first (or first few) letters of a series of other words

anonymity

(n) 1. the condition of being unknown or unacknowledged 2. one who is unknown or unacknowledged

denomination

(n) 1. a particular religious group 2. a unit in a series of numbers, kinds, values, or sizes 3. a name

homonym

(n) a word that has the same pronunciation as another word, but has a different meaning and spelling

ignominy

(n) 1. dishonor; shame; disgrace; humiliation 2. disgraceful or shameful act, quality, or behavior

metonymy

(n) the substitution of one word or phrase for another with which it is closely associated

misnomer

(n) 1. a name that is unsuitable or unfitting 2. a wrong name

nomenclature

(n) a system of names or terms used in a branch of learning, such as art or science

nominal

(adj) 1. existing in name only, but not in fact 2. small in comparison to the actual value

pseudonym

(n) a false name, especially a pen name

antipode

(n) an exact opposite

coiffure

(n) a hairstyle

debilitate

(v) to weaken; to lessen the strength or energy of

feline

(n) an animal of the cat family, such as a cat, leopard, lion, or tiger (adj) 1. characteristic of a cat or cat family 2. catlike

fusillade

(n) 1. a rapid and continuous outburst 2. a rapid and continuous firing from a number of firearms

glabrous

(adj) without hair; smooth; bald

paranoid

(adj) characterized or affected by extreme fear or distrust of others

risible

(adj) causing laughter; laughable; funny

salvo

(n) 1. a sudden outburst 2. a verbal or written attack 3. a firing of a number of firearms at the same time

vendetta

(n) a bitter feud or quarrel

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