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15 terms

Power Plus Vocab Book Four Lesson 11

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canard
a deliberately misleading story
wont
likely
etymology
the history of a word; the study of word origins
cortege
a group of attendants; a retinue
solecism
a deviation or error in speech, manners, or deeds
demotic
relating to ordinary people
simian
related to or resembling an ape or monkey
impresario
an entertainment producer or manager
requisite
required; necessary
bulwark
a defensive wall or embankment
malaise
vague bodily or emotional discomfort or uneasiness
disingenuous
insincere; calculating
crescendo
a gradual increase in intensity, force, or volume
intransigent
uncompromising; refusing to moderate
dogged
unrelenting; persistent