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15 terms

unit 10 vocab

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harbinger
person or thing that signals what will follow
opportune
timely, suitable, favorable
skeptical
doubting, questioning
cardinal
fundamental, chief, of basic importance
trivial
of little importance
meretricious
insincere; vulgarly, showily, or cheaply attractive
lampoon
ridiculous or humorous attack on a person, group, or institution
fetish
object of obsessive concern or unreasoning devotion
zenith
point in the sky directly overhead; highest point
nadir
point directly opposite the zenith and directly below the observer; lowest point
elude
escape, avoid, slip away
delude
mislead, fool, deceive
allude
refer indirectly, mention casually
prelude
introductory act, event, performance, or musical piece; introduction
interlude
something that comes between two events