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25 terms

Miecoach Vocabulary Bee 226 - 250

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Inferno
A very intense and uncontrolled fire;
Any place of pain and turmoil;
Hell
Heckle
To harass someome with questions, insults or taunts;
A comb for separating flax fibers
Impale
To pierce with a sharp stake through the body;
Gdignant
Angry, especially as a result of something unjust or wrong
Largess
Generosity;
A gift or money given,
Mesa
Flat tableland with steep edges;
A table
Mystique
An air of mystery surrounding someone or something
Niggardly
Miserly; stingy
Nimby
refers to the idea that, while people may be aware of the necessity of some unpleasant realities, such as prisons, landfills, or chemical plants, they insist theses place be located away from where they live;
Not in my backyard
nuptials
A wedding ceremony
Maestro
Master musician;
A master in any art
Marauding
Roaming about in search of plunder
Newspeak
Deliberately ambiguous and contradictiory language use to mislead and manipulate the public
Obfuscate
Deliberately make something difficult to understand;
To make unclear
Protude
To stick out
Ophthalmologist
Eye doctor
Pandemonium
A state of extreme confusion and disorder;
Chaos
Peon
A low-level worker
Proctor
Someone who supervises (an examination);
A person appointed to make sure students do not cheat in an examination
Rarefied
Being less dense (as in air in high altitude)
Reserved for an elite group;
Of high moral or intellectual value
Vitriolic
Harsh or corrosive in tone;
Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)
Wicket
small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
Thesis
The primary position taken by a writer or speaker
Acclaim
Praise;
Applaud; announce with great approval
Apocalypse
(n.) Total devastation, the end of the world

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