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20 terms

Vocab Unit 3b

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Surmise
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
Harbinger
a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations.
Peerless
having no equal; matchless; unrivaled.
Metaphysics
philosophy, especially in its more abstruse branches.
Surcease
to cease from some action; desist. to come to an end.
Interim
a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift. for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional
Cherubim
a celestial being. Theology . a member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings.
Shoal
a place where a sea, river, or other body of water is shallow. a sandbank or sand bar in the bed of a body of water, especially one that is exposed above the surface of the water at low tide.
Wassail
a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person. a festivity or revel with drinking of healths.
Chamberlain
an official charged with the management of the living quarters of a sovereign or member of the nobility. the high steward or factor of a member of the nobility.
Quell
to vanquish; subdue. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish.
Carouse
to engage in a drunken revel: to drink deeply and frequently.
Scruple
a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions. a very small portion or amount.
Avouch
to make frank acknowledgment or affirmation of; declare or assert with positiveness.
Augur
one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs. soothsayer; prophet.
Bedlam
a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion. an insane asylum or madhouse.
Pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for god or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
Epicure
a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur. a person dedicated to sensual enjoyment.
Pristine
having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
Treatise
a formal and systematic exposition in writing of the principles of a subject, generally longer and more detailed than an essay.

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