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20 terms

vocab H unit 9

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beatitude
a state of perfect happiness or blessedness
bete noire
somone or something that one especially dislikes
bode
to be an omen of; indicate by signs
dank
unpleasantly damp or wet
ecumenical
worldwide or universal in influence or application
fervid
burning with enthusiasm or zeal
fetid
having an unpleasant or offensive odor
gargantuan
of immense size, volume, or capacity
heyday
the period of greatest power
incubus
a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night
infrastructure
basic foundation or framework; a system of public works
inveigle
to entice, lure, or snare by flattery or artful inducements
kudos
the acclaim, prestige, or renown that comes as a result of some action or achievement
lagniappe
an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity
prolix
long-winded and wordy
protege
somone wose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential person
prototype
an original patter or model
sycophant
somone who attempts to win favors or advance him or herself by flattery or servile behavior
tautology
needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words
truckle
to yield or submit tamely or submissively