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Vocab Ch 9 and 10

English II
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apogee
point in its orbit when a planet or satellite is farthest from the moon; the highest point; culmination;apex
geocentric
referring to the center of the earth in measurement or observation; considering the earth as the center of the planetary system
perigee
point in which a planet or satellite is nearest the earth
inter
to bury; to place in a grave
terra cotta
ceramic clay used in pottery, statuary, and construction. reddish brown that may vary from gray or orange to dark brown
terrestrial
pertaining to the earth and its inhabitants. Referring to land as distinct from water or air
exhume
to dig out of the ground or from a grave; to disinter; to bring to light; uncover
humus
rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility
mountebank
a swindler; charlatan; a trickster
paramount
of chief importance; primary; foremost
promontory
a high ridge of land jutting into a body of water; a headland
pastoral
a Christian minister or duties accompanying the office; life in open country or fields for farming or grazing; an idealized rural life
repast
a meal; food served at a meal
rustic
typical of country life and people; simple; rough; a rural person
rusticate
to go to the country ; to cause to be rustic
animus
powerful feeling of hostility or antagonism; hatred; an animating spirit
equanimity
composure and calm in stressful conditions; equilibrium
pusillanimous
cowardly; fearful
ether
the regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere; the heavens; highly flammable liquid anesthetic
ethereal
spiritlike in lightness and delicacy; heavenly; celestial
diaphanous
allowing light to show through; translucent; delicate
epiphany
revelatory manifestation of divine being; revelation; flash of understanding of the true nature of something; (capitalized) a Christian festival Jan. 6
phantasm
phantom; apparition; something unreal, as in a dream or a vision
sycophant
a flatterer seeking favors or gain; a servile self-seeker
aspiration
strong desire for achievement; ambition toward a long-range goal; expulsion of breath in speaking
dispirited
dejected; discouraged; gloomy
hyperbole
an exaggeration; a figure expressing excess
hyperborean
far north; Arctic; very cold; frigid
hyperventilation
condition of taking abnormally fast, deep breaths
vent
an outlet; an opening for passage liquids, fumes, or sometimes air; to utter; to express, esp. in relieving strong feelings