15 terms

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cautionary
(adj) offering or serving as a warning
constrain
(v) to confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity
flotilla
(n) a fleet of boats or small ships
gossamer
(n) thin, sheer fabric resembling gauze;
(n) a fine, filmy substance made of strands of cobweb gossamer;
(adj) as light and delicate as a cobweb
ignominious
(adj) marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace
incur
(v) to bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as a debt
liquidate
(v) to settle the affairs of a business; to convert to cash;
(v) to get rid of; to kill or destroy
magnate
(n) an important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business
misnomer
(n) a name that does not fit
onerous
(adj) burdensome; oppressive
pandemonium
(n) a state or place of great confusion or uproar
quixotic
(adj) romantic and idealistic, but impractical
tenacious
(adj) holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
vestige
(n) a trace of something that was once present
zephyr
(n) a light, gentle breeze