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20 terms

Vocab Unit 5

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aficionado
a person who is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime
browbeat
to intimidate
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree or extent; equal
diaphanous
light, delicate, or translucent
emolument
salary; payment for an office; compensation
foray
an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
genre
a major category or type of literature
homily
a sermon on a moral or religious topic
immure
to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
insouciant
showing a casual lack of concern, indifferent
matrix
an enclosure within which something originates or develops
obsequies
funeral rites or ceremonies
panache
self-confidence; a showy manner
persona
the aspect of someones character that is presented to or perceived by others
philippic
a speech of violent denunciation
prurient
having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters
sacrosanct
must be kept sacred
systemic
of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
tendentious
expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view; biased
vicissitude
a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something