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Lesson 9 vocab

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beatitude
a state of supreme happiness
bete noire
someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids
bode
to be an omen. indicate by signs
dank
unpleasantly damp or wet
ecumenical
worldwide or universal in influence or application
fervid
burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated
fetid
foul-smelling; putrid
gargantuan
gigantic; of immense size, volume, or capacity
heyday
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
incubus
a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one, like a nightmare
infrastructure
the basic framework of a building or a system
inveigle
to win over with trickery or flattery; to entice; to coax with deceitful talk; to dupe
kudos
praise for an achievement
lagniappe
an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity
prolix
long-winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way
protege
someone whose welfare or career is guided and helped by a more influential person
prototype
original work used as a model by others
sycophant
to win favors by flattery.
tautology
needless repetition
truckle
to yield or submit tamely or submissively