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Academic Pentathlon 2012 Vocabulary

"The Twenty-One Balloons" Vocabulary
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Conveyance
the act of conveying; transmission; communication
Atomically
of, pertaining to, resulting from, or using atoms, atomic energy, or atomic bombs
Descent
the act, process, or fact of moving from a higher to a lower position
Inundating
to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge
Debris
the remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble
Deflated
to release the air or gas from
Baffled
to confuse, bewilder, or perplex
Honorary
given for honor only, without the usual requirements, duties, privileges, emoluments
Ascension
the act of ascending; ascent
Flotsam
the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating on the water
Balustrade
a railing with supporting balusters
Pomp
stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence
Exploit
a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
Bestowed
to present as a gift; give; confer
Unprecedented
without previous instance; never before known or experienced; unexampled or unparalleled
Bunting
a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals
Cupola
a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere
Pinnacle
a lofty peak
Malady
any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated
Intrepid
resolutely fearless; dauntless
Motif
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work
Mode
a manner of acting or doing; method; way
Caliber
the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube
Prey
an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by a carnivorous animal
Plummeted
to plunge
Rarefied
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Delirious
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Aristocrat
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Boulevardier
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Desolate
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Ascot
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Bowler
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Phenomenon
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Unblemished
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Turmoil
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Gourmet
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Canopied
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Opulence
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Sinister
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Furrows
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Mutton
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Corresponding
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Subsequent
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Insulated
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Skylights
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Carafe
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Valets
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Tarpaulin
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Trepidation
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Hindrance
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Moored
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Apprehension
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Timidity
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Perpetual
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Inundating
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Nitroglycerin
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Margin
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Bizzarre
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Monotonous
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Bedlam
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Maneuver
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Catapulted
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