zeidler vocab lesson 33

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anchor

to secure firmly

antediluvian

very, very old (literally means "before the Flood"

denigrate

to belittle, to run down, to deny the importance of something

doleful

having great sorrow

epilogue

a short addition to a literary work, a short speech given at the end of a play

epitaph

an inscription in memory of a dead person (usually on a tombstone)

foible

slight fault, minor weakness of character

garish

crudely or tastelessly colorful or showy; excessively ornate or elaborate

homage

a reverential regard; respect shown by external action

importune

to beg in earnest

intangibles

things that cannot be realized or defined

lecher

one who indulges excessively in sexual activity or in lasciviousness

morbidity

unwholesomeness and gloominess, gruesomeness

ostracize

to exclude by general consent from society or privileges

patronizing

having a condescending attitude

plenitude

abundance, a lot

raconteur

one who is skillful at telling stories and acendotes

resonant

echoing, continuing to sound

sentinel

one who keeps guard as a sentry

sequester

to schedule

slag

the residue or mass of metal left after smelting; wothless matter

sumptuous

lavish, luxurious

tinge

to add a bit of color, to affect slightly, a slight coloration

unpalatable

distasteful, unpleasant, disagreeable

workaday

ordinary, commonplace

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