70 terms

Unit 1 Lesson 3 Vocab

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cabal
a clique; a small group joined in a secret intrigue; a conspiracy
camaraderie
comradeship; good fellowship.
caste
a distinct social class or system
clandestine
concealed, secret
cortege
a group of attendants accompanying a person; a ceremonial procession
detente
a relaxing or easing, especially of international tension
echelon
a level of command or authority or rank; a steplike formation of ships, troops, or planes
ecumenical
universal; general; fostering Christian unity throughout the world
elite
the best or most skilled members of a given social group
esprit de corps
a sense of union and of common interests and responsibilities
genealogy
lineage; science of family descent
hierarchy
a group of persons or things arranged in order rank, or grade; a system of church government by clergymen in graded ranks
hobnob
to associate on very friendly terms
liaison
the contact maintained between military or naval units in order to undertake concerted action; a similar connection between the units of any organization; an illicit relationship between a man and a woman
rapprochement
a reestablishing of cordial relations
rapprochement
the superpowers agree to work together on questions of world trade
caste
a young man breaks the engagement because his fiancee cannot afford a dowry
camaraderie
firemen risk their lives to rescue a trapped buddy
hobnob
he associates informally with our town's high society
ecumenical
the sermon ended with a call for universal brotherhood and recognition of individual worth
cortege
a funeral procession of hundreds of mourners
cabal
police arrest a group of men who were plotting an assassination
genealogy
you receive an offer of a framed history of your ancestors
liaison
speaking a foreign language made the french student invaluable as a link between our two countries
detente
stepping in between the two warring factions, we got them to agree to a cease-fire
F
the cabal holds a public forum to discuss the issue
T
Detrente involves risks and compromises by both sides
T
A member of the elite feels that the world is his oyster.
T
Esprit de corps denotes a stronger bond than camaraderie.
T
A liaison serves a purpose similar to that of a go-between
T
The gossip columnist frequently hobnobs with movie stars.
T
We paid an expert to research our family's genealogy
F
Entering into a rapprochement, the cousins continued their bitter fight.
F
The producer wanted a young caste for his new musical
T
Arnold joined his company's hierarchy when he became a vice-president.
echelon
At the highest ______ in our company sit the founder and his two trusted advisers.
liaison
We formed a ________ group to avoid the needless duplication among the three committees.
hobnob
The former society reporter used to ___________ with the rich and famous.
esprit de corps
Baseball managers strive to develp a winning _______ in their locker room lectures.
cortege
Laden with floral displays, the funeral ______ wound its way into the cemetery.
cabal
All members of the failed _______ were arrested last night.
rapprochement
I picked up the phone in order to bring about a _______ with my twin sister.
genealogy
A study of our _____ revealed our descent from Spanish royalty.
hierarchy
Promoted to cardinal, the bishop became part of the church's _________.
elite
As a member of the _______ group, Hedley was invite every where.
elite
antonym of commoners
esprit de corps
antonym of dissension
camaraderie
antonym of hostility
ecumenical
antonym of parochial
hobnob
antonym of withdraw
rapprochement
antonym of breaking off
hierarchy
antonym of disorganization
caste
antonym of equality
camaraderie
antonym of ill will
clandestine
antonym of open
cabal
conspiracy
camaraderie
friendship
caste
class system
cortege
procession
clandestine
secret
detente
relaxation of tension
echelon
steplike formation of troops
ecumenical
worldwide
elite
most qualified, best
esprit de corps
group loyalty
genealogy
family tree
hierarchy
arrangement by rank
hobnob
pal around
liaison
connection
rapprochement
resumption of harmonious relations