Vocab 4 - Haut

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cachet

an official seal, as on a letter or document
a distinguishing mark or feature, stamp
a sign or expression of approval, esp. from a person who has a great deal of prestige

caduceus

the staff carried by Mercury as a messenger of the gods
a representation of this staff used as an emblem of the medical profession and as the insignia of the U.S. ARmy Medical Corps

canard

a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor

captious

apt to notice and make much or trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please

celerity

swiftness; speed

chary

cautious or careful; wary
shy; timid

Charybdis

a whirlpool in the Strait of Mesina off the NE coast of Sicily. Modern name Galofalo

chattel

any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land; a slave

chiaroscuro

the distribution of light ad shade in a picture
a woodcut print in which the colors are produced by the use of different blocks with different colors

chthonic

of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth

cincture

a belt or girdle
something that surrounds or encompasses as a girdle does; a surrounding border

circadian

noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals

codicil

a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will

coeval

of the same age, date, or duration; equally old; coincident

cognoscente

persons who have superior knowledge ad understand of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion

mea culpa

through my fault; my fault (used as an acknowledgement of one's responsibility)

nolo contendere

(in a criminal case) a defendant's pleading that does not admit guilt but subjects him or her to punishment as though a guilty plea had been entered, the determination of guilt remaining open in other proceedings

non sequitur

an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
a statement containing an illogical conclusion

outré

passing the bounds of what is usual of considered proper; unconventional; bizarre

quid pro quo

one thing in return for another
something that is given or taken in return for something else; substitute

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