36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 11( terms/definitions)

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excruciating
agonizing
esprit
liveliness of mind or spirit; vivacious wit
pedicure
care of the feet
reclusive
solitary
abstruse
difficult to understand or penetrate
reconstruct
rebuild
navicular
shaped like a boat; part of the ankle that looks like a ship
ignominy
a state of dishonor; shame
militia
army reserve
prolific
fertile
vulgar
disgrace; common
impose
put upon
proliferate
cause to grow or increase rapidly
navigate
direct carefully and safely
malocclusion
failure to shut properly (faulty contact between upper and lower teeth when jaw is closed)
crucify
kill by nailing onto a cross,, criticize harshly or violently
manicure
professional care for the hands and fingernails
include
add as part of something else
cure-all
A remedy that cures all diseases or evils; a panacea.
naval
connected with or belonging to or used in a navy
deposit
the act of putting something somewhere
respire
draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
intrude
thrust oneself in as if by force
crucifix
a cross with a figure of the crucified Jesus Christ on it
military
characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military
nominate
propose as a candidate for some honor
proliferous
new growth rapidly
construct
put together out of components or parts,, an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
vulgarity
the quality of lacking taste and refinement
foreclosed
can't make payments and the banks take your property.
proletariat
workers or working class people
divulge
To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
seclusion
the act of secluding yourself from others
postponed
put off to later
curator
the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
unobtrusive
inconspicuous, not blatant