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19 terms

Vocabulary #17

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citation
n.
(Military) a formal letter recounting a person's achievement
entourage
n.
a group of personal attendants
lithe
adj.
pliant, supple, flexible
phantasmagorical
adj.
like a shifting series of deceptive appearances, as in a dream
bereavement
n.
mourning, deep sorrow
vestry
n.
in some churches - a room attached to a church used as a chapel
ream
v.
to bore a hole in
sodden
adj.
dank, soggy, humid
macerated
adj.
decomposed
eviscerate
v.
to disembowel; to deprive of vital or essential parts
waif
n.
orphan, stray child
diffuse
adj.
dispersed, widely spread or scattered
iridescent
adj.
shimmering, glistening with rainbow-like color
purgatory
n.
a place or condition of temporary punishment or suffering serving to cleanse or purify
avert
v.
turned aside or away from
derelict
n.
a person abandoned by society, a vagrant, a bum
effigy
n.
the representation or image of someone
torpid
adj.
inactive, sluggish, lethargic
voluptuous
adj.
sensual, luxurious, indulgent