36 terms

Vocab 19

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confute
to prove to be false or invalid, as a statement or argument; to convict of error; show ( a person) to be in the wrong; as to... debater
cyclorama
a series of pictures arranged in a circle so as to appear in natural perspective to one standing in the center
dander
temper; anger; indignation
debris
fragments; rubbish
dulcet
sweet, soothing
fauna
the group of animals of any particular region, or of any period
exemplary
serving as a model; commendable; as, his conduct was serving as a sample or illustration
flambeau
a flaming torch, used at night in processions, illuminations, etc.; a large, often elaborate, candlestick
fraught
charged; full; laden
immure
to close or confine
lucent
shining; glowing; emitting or reflecting light; translucent; clear; pervious to, or pervaded by, light
motley
consisting or different colors; composed of inharmonious elements, as a crowd
effusion
an act of talking in an unrestrained way
epicure
a person who enjoys luxurious things, especially the dainties and delicacies of the table
expostulate
to reason earnestly, as with a friend about his faults
incumbent
exerting pressure upon; hence, impending; imposed as a duty; as it is... upon every good citizen to vote. the hold of an office
indiscreet
imprudent; unwise; rash; hasty; heedless
induction
the introduction of a person into an office; an introduction; preface; installation
insolvent
unable to pay all debts; bankrupt. one who cannot pay his debts
intangible
incapable of being touched; not easily defined or formulated; as, the beauty of a poem is...
latent
hidden
perambulate
to walk through or over, especially to inspect or oversee; to walk or stroll about
perceptible
capable of being known by the senses; discernible
preconceive
to form beforehand, as an opinion, in advance of actual knowledge
fortitude
spiritual strength to endure suffering or adversity with courage
holocaust
complete or wholesale destruction, as by fire
incorporeal
not made of matter, pertaining to spiritual beings or things
labyrinth
a maze
magnanimous
high-minded; elevated in soul; generous
morganatic
pertaining to, or designating, the marriage of a man of royal or other high rank with a woman of lower degree, in which the wife and children don't share the husband's rank or the property pertaining to it
Coalition
The act of fusing or uniting; coalescence
Comptroller
A public officer who oversees accounts
Conjugal
Of or pertaining to marriage; matrimonial
Fabricate
Invent or concoct (something), usually with deceitful intent
Decapitate
To cut the head or end from; behead
Elephantine
Huge; unwieldy; clumsy; resembling or relating to an elephant