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47 terms

Damaso Full Fahrenheit Vocab

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abrade (v)
to wear something away or be worn away by friction
blanch (v)
to whiten
blanch (v)
to briefly boil
breach (n)
a hole or gap
breach (v)
to break or surpass a limit
cadence (n)
rhythm in language
clad (adj)
dressed
convolutions (n)
rolled up condition
deluge (n)
a flood
deluge (v)
to flood
dictum (n)
a declaration
feign (v)
to pretend
fervor (n)
intensity or great warmth
filigree (n)
delicate or ornamental metalwork
gilt (adj)
covered in gold
grandiose (adj)
more complicated than necessary, pompous
heresy (n)
an opinion opposite the norm, especially in religion
incessant (adj)
unceasing
incite (v)
to stir up, to foment
insidious (adj)
harmful but hardly noticed
jargon (n)
vocabulary of a specific group
juggernaut (n)
a Hindu deity
juggernaut (n)
a crushing force
luminosity (n)
brightness
melancholy (n)
pensive sadess
melancholy (adj)
feeling sadness
moor (n)
wet wasteland; bog
odious (adj)
detestable
olfactory (adj)
related to smelling
pedant (n)
person who over emphasizes details
perfunctory (adj)
lacking interest
proboscis (n)
trunk, snout, nose
proclivity (n)
tendency, propensity
quibble (v)
to make trivial objections
quibble (n)
a petty objection
rend (v)
to tear apart
sieve (n)
a strainer
sieve (v)
to strain
stolid (adj)
unemotional
stratum (n)
layer
suffuse (v)
to spread over and through
tactile (adj)
touchable
tallow (n)
animal fat
titillate (v)
to excite, to cause somebody to tingle
torrent (n)
flood
trifle (n)
a thing of little value
verbiage (n)
wordiness