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15 terms

Power Plus Lesson 14 book 3

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bombat
impressive but meaningless language
orthography
correct spelling
paleontology
a science dealing with prehistoric life through the study of fossils
recoil
to retreat, to draw back
panache
self-confidence, a showy manner
saturnine
gloomy, sluggish
endemic
confined to a particular country or area
mendecious
lying, false, deceitful
obviate
to prevent, to get around
paroxysm
a sudden outburst, a fit
aggrandize
to increase the range of, to expand, to make appear larger
deign
to lower oneself before an inferior
flaunt
to show off
shibboleth
a wordor pronunciation that distinguishes someone as of a particular group
elicit
to draw forth, to call forth