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zeidler vocab lesson 33

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anchor
to secure firmly
antediluvian
very, very old (literally means "before the Flood"
denigrate
to belittle, to run down, to deny the importance of something
doleful
having great sorrow
epilogue
a short addition to a literary work, a short speech given at the end of a play
epitaph
an inscription in memory of a dead person (usually on a tombstone)
foible
slight fault, minor weakness of character
garish
crudely or tastelessly colorful or showy; excessively ornate or elaborate
homage
a reverential regard; respect shown by external action
importune
to beg in earnest
intangibles
things that cannot be realized or defined
lecher
one who indulges excessively in sexual activity or in lasciviousness
morbidity
unwholesomeness and gloominess, gruesomeness
ostracize
to exclude by general consent from society or privileges
patronizing
having a condescending attitude
plenitude
abundance, a lot
raconteur
one who is skillful at telling stories and acendotes
resonant
echoing, continuing to sound
sentinel
one who keeps guard as a sentry
sequester
to schedule
slag
the residue or mass of metal left after smelting; wothless matter
sumptuous
lavish, luxurious
tinge
to add a bit of color, to affect slightly, a slight coloration
unpalatable
distasteful, unpleasant, disagreeable
workaday
ordinary, commonplace