100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know Part 2
|epiphany||1a. a Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. 1b. January 6, on which date the feast is traditionally observed.|
2. revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
3. a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something revelatory; a revelation.
|equinox|| 1. either of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal. |
2. either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
|Euro||the basic unit of currency among members of the European Monetary Union.|
|evanescent||vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.|
|expurgate||to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.|
|facetious||playfully jocular; humourous.|
|fatuous||foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.|
|feckless|| 1. lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.|
2. careless and irresponsible.
|fiduciary|| 1a. of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another. 1b. of or being a trustee or trusteeship.|
2. of or consisting of legal tender, especially paper currency, authorized by a government but not based on or convertible into gold or silver.
|filibuster|| 1a. the use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speech-making, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. 1b. an instance of the use of such tactics.|
2. an adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
|gamete||a reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a fertilized egg.|
|gauche||lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.|
|gerrymander|| 1. to divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.|
2. a district or configuration of districts differing widely in size or population because of this action.
|hegemony||the predominant influence of a state, region, or group, over others.|
|hemoglobin||the iron-containing pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates, consisting of about 6 percent heme and 94 percent globin. In vertebrates, hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body and carries carbon dioxide form the tissues to the lungs.|