Lesson 59 Definitions

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ambience
a surrounding or pervading atmosphere
awry
with a turn or twist to one side; away from the expected direction
catacomb
an underground tunnel or area with holes for graves
consecrate
to dedicate or to declare sacred
demarcation
a setting or marking of a boundary
diorama
a three-dimensional miniature scene with painted model figures
exhume
to dig something buried out of the earth; to revive after neglect
failing
a fault or defect
forte
a strong point of a person; that in which one excels
icon
a picture, image, or other representation
inexorable
relentless, cannot be persuaded to change one's course of action
itinerary
proposed route of a journey
lineage
line of descent or tradition
metaphysical
highly abstract or abstruse; relating to what is conceived as transcendent
noncombatant
civilian, one not engaged in combat
peal
a loud ringing (usually of bells)
phalanx
a close arrangement of people or things
pneumatic
pertaining to air or gas
propinquity
nearness; kinship
remit
to send or to transmit (usually money)
rout
to gouge out or to make a furrow in; to expel by force
shrill
high-pitched or piercing (sound)
strife
vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism
upshot
outcome; final result
voluptuous
pleasurable to the senses, sensuous