Academic Pentathlon 2012 Vocabulary

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"The Twenty-One Balloons" Vocabulary

Conveyance

the act of conveying; transmission; communication

Atomically

of, pertaining to, resulting from, or using atoms, atomic energy, or atomic bombs

Descent

the act, process, or fact of moving from a higher to a lower position

Inundating

to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge

Debris

the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble

Deflated

to release the air or gas from

Baffled

to confuse, bewilder, or perplex

Honorary

given for honor only, without the usual requirements, duties, privileges, emoluments

Ascension

the act of ascending; ascent

Flotsam

the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating on the water

Balustrade

a railing with supporting balusters

Pomp

stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence

Exploit

a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act

Bestowed

to present as a gift; give; confer

Unprecedented

without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled

Bunting

a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals

Cupola

a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere

Pinnacle

a lofty peak

Malady

any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated

Intrepid

resolutely fearless; dauntless

Motif

a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work

Mode

a manner of acting or doing; method; way

Caliber

the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube

Prey

an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by a carnivorous animal

Plummeted

to plunge

Rarefied

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Delirious

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Aristocrat

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Boulevardier

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Desolate

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Bowler

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Phenomenon

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Unblemished

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Turmoil

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Gourmet

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Canopied

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Opulence

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Sinister

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Furrows

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Mutton

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Corresponding

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Subsequent

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Insulated

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Skylights

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Carafe

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Valets

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Tarpaulin

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Trepidation

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Hindrance

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Moored

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Apprehension

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Timidity

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Perpetual

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Inundating

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Nitroglycerin

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Margin

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Bizzarre

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Monotonous

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Bedlam

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Maneuver

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Catapulted

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