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English Vocab 105-120

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Nonce Word
a word used in a particular occasion
Portmanteau word
a word formed from two other words
nadir
lowest point
bumptious
arrogant
virtuoso
one skilled in the fine arts
voracious
having a great appetite
diaspora
scattering of people
exponent
one who speaks for or explains
effigy
a representation of a person
gargoyle
a grotesque carved animal or human face protruding from the edge of a building
guru
spiritual teacher
quandary
dilemma
vortex
a whirlpool or center of a situation
winnow
to filter and sort
wrought
shaped or put together