English Vocab 105-120

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Nonce Word

a word used in a particular occasion

Portmanteau word

a word formed from two other words

nadir

lowest point

bumptious

arrogant

virtuoso

one skilled in the fine arts

voracious

having a great appetite

diaspora

scattering of people

exponent

one who speaks for or explains

effigy

a representation of a person

gargoyle

a grotesque carved animal or human face protruding from the edge of a building

guru

spiritual teacher

quandary

dilemma

vortex

a whirlpool or center of a situation

winnow

to filter and sort

wrought

shaped or put together

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