36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 9 (terms/definitions)

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genesis
beginning; origin; creation
conjecture
a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
regalia
especially fine or decorative clothing, indicative of royalty
amanuensis
one who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript
formulate
to devise, invent; to express systematically
corpulent
having a large, bulky body; obese
affluent
rich, prosperous
victor
a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
ambience
atmosphere, mood, feeling, environment
prevalent
prove more powerful; important
inaudible
too quiet to be heard
opportune
at a convenient or suitable time
ambidextrous
equally skillful with each hand
auditorium
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
corpse
n. A dead body.
reform
a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
reject
dismiss from consideration
import
commodities bought from a foreign country,, having important effects or influence
prevail
prove superior, use persuasion successfully
influence
causing something without any direct or apparent effort, shape or influence
generation
the normal time between successive generations, a coming into being
manual
using one's hand to do something; an handbook of insructions for doing something
regal
1. royal, kinglike; fit for a king
victory
a successful ending of a struggle or contest
maintain
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction, observe correctly or closely
ambivalent
characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes, uncertain
uniform
the same throughout in structure or composition, clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
regicide
the act of killing a king
manufacture
the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
genealogy
A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
valiant
full of courage; brave
corpuscles
Unattached body cells, such as a blood or lymph cell
derportment
demeanor; conduct; behavior
project
cause to be heard, project on a screen, any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
invincible
incapable of being overcome or subdued
fluent
Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.