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25 terms

Quinny #17

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acculturation
assimilate or cause to assimilate a different culture
adumbrate
report or represent in outline
anachronism
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists
barrage
a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area
coalesce
come together and form one mass or whole
codicil
an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of one
delve
reach inside a receptacle and search for something
despondent
in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
dispassionate
not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial
egregious
outstandingly bad; shocking
esoteric
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
evanescent
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing
fervent
having or displaying a passionate intensity
germinate
begin to grow and put out shoots after a period of dormancy
haughty
arrogantly superior and disdainful
impediment
a hindrance or obstruction in doing something
incisive
intelligently analytical and clear-thinking
interloper
a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong
lassitude
a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy
liaison
communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations
metamorphosis
a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural
morose
sullen and ill-tempered
nebulous
in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy
obtrusive
noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way
panegyric
a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something