Lesson 58 Definitions

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aplomb
a handling of something with confidence and composure; self-assurance
automaton
a creature acting in a mechanical way with no indication of intelligence
berate
to engage in intense and long scolding or condemnation
cascade
a steep waterfall or series of waterfalls, a continuous series
celerity
quickness (usually in accomplishing a task)
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
delimits
fixes or defines the limit or boundary of something
discriminating
drawing fine distinctions, picky
dormer
a gabled extension of an attic room; window in such an extension
execrable
extremely bad, deserving of hate
forswear
to renounce and to repudiate
grotto
cave
limpid
clear; transparent
meritorious
deserving honor or praise
pathogenic
disease-producing
plumage
feathers of a bird
progenitor
related ancestor; forefather
regimen
the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something
rotund
very plump, round
ruffianism
rowdy or tough behavior
shepard
to guide, to guard, or to tend to
stratum
a horizontal layer
tensile
capable of being stretched
unwitting
not intentional, without knowledge
vogue
popular fashion