Unfamiliar words from 1200 (part 3)

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idyll

a written piece of work describing a peaceful rural scene

igneous

having the nature of fire; volcanic

ignoble

not noble; of ordinary/low character, aims

immaculate

perfectly clean, pure

impasse

a situation that has no solution or escape

imperturbable

calm, not easily exited

impiety

irreverence toward God

imprecate

to pray for evil, to invoke a curse

impromptu

w/o preparation

imputation

to charge

indelible

that which cannot be erased

indemnify

to compensate for damage or loss sustained

ineluctable

inevitable

intercede

to plead on behalf of another, mediate

jaded

worn-out

jester

a person employed to amuse

jettison

to throw overboard goods to reduce weight

jocund

happy, cheerful, gay

ken

understanding, knowledge; to recognize

kith

relatives and acquaintances

knavery

a dishonest act

lambaste

to scold or beat harshly

lambent

flickering

lascivious

indecent, immoral, involes lust

lecherous

impure in thought and act

lewd

lustful, wicked

liaison

connection, link

libertine

one who indulges in his desires w/o restraint

ligneous

having the composition of wood

livid

having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise

lustrous

bright, radiant, shining

luxuriant

to grow with energy and in great abundance

macerate

to soften by steeping in liquid

maculate

impure, spotted

mar

damage

menagerie

a collection of wild or unusual animals

meretricious

deceptive beauty

mesmerize

hypnotize

mimicry

imitation

minatory

threatening

mire

to get stuck in wet soggy ground

miscreant

evil person, villain

mite

very small amount of money

moot

subject to change; open for discussion/debate

mordant

cutting, sarcastic

motility

spontaneous motion

muse

to think or speak meditatively

nautical

relating to the sea

nexus

a connection

nostrum

a questionable remedy for difficulties

nugatory

trifling, futile

oaf

a clumsy, dumb person

obeisance

a gesture of respect or reverence

objurgate

to scold vehemently

obloquy

censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, esp. by numerous persons or by the general public

obtrude

to force one's idea upon another

odium

a hate

oligarchy

form of government in which a samll exclusive group holds power

opalescent

iridescent

opprobrious

abusive

ossify

to turn to bone, to harden

oust

drive out, eject

paean

a song of praise or triumph

pagan

polytheistic

palatial

large and ornate, like a palace

palindrome

a word or phrase which reads the same backwards and forwards

parapet

a wall for protection

paraphernalia

equipment; accessories

parse

to separate into parts and describe the function of each

pavilion

a light, usually open building used for shelter, concerts, exhibits

peremptory

leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal

perjury

the practice of lying

perquisite

extra payment, tip

pied

colored, blotched together

pinioned

bound fast

pique

resentment at being slighted, to provoke

plaintive

being mournful or sad

platonic

idealistic or impractical; not amorous

pommel

a knob, as on the hilt of a sword; infront of saddle

prate

to talk foolishly, chatter

prefatory

coming before

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