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20 terms

12th Grade: Unit 4

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affinity
(n) a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a relationship, connection
bilious
(adj) peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant
cognate
(adj) closely related in origin, essential nature, or function
corollary
(n) a proposition that follows from one already proven; a natural consequence or result; (adj) resultant or consequent
culdesac
(n) a blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which further progress is impossible; an impasse
derring-do
(n) valor or heroism; daring deeds or exploits (often used to poke fun at false heroics)
divination
(n) the art or act of predicting the future or discovering hidden knowledge
elixir
(n) a potion once thought capable of curing all ills and maintaining life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a vehicle in medicines
folderol
(n) foolish talk, ideas, or procedures; nonsense; a trifle
gamut
(n) an entire range or series
hoi polloi
(n) the common people, the masses
ineffable
(adj) not expressible in words; too great or too sacred to be uttered
lucubration
(n) laborious study or thought, especially at night; the result of such work
mnemonic
(adj) relating to or designed to assist the memory; (n) a device to aid the memory
obloquy
(n) public abuse indicating strong disapproval or censure; the disgrace resulting from such treatment
parameter
(n) a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary
pundit
(n) a learned person; one who gives authoritative opinions
risible
(adj) pertaining to laughter; able or inclined to laugh; laughable
symptomatic
(adj) typical or characteristic; being or concerned with a symptom of a disease
volte-face
(n) an about-face; a complete reversal