Lesson 14

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Terms in this set (...)

Bombast
Impressive but meaningless language
orthography
correct spelling
Paleontology
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
mendacious
lying
Obviate
to prevent; to make unnecessary
paroxysm
a sudden outburst; a fit
Aggrandize
To increase the range of
Deign
To lower oneself before an inferior
Flaunt
To show off
Shibboleth
A word or pronunciation that distinguishes someone as of a particular group
Elicit
To draw forth