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Sadlier Oxford H

WCHS Unit 3-H

WordDefinition
ancillary (adj) subordinate or supplementary
bowdlerize (v) to remove material considered offensive (from a book, play, film, etc.)
condescend (v) to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to deal with people in a patronizing manner
cozen (v) to trick; to cheat or swindle
enclave (n) an enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group of people or having a special character
forte (n) a person's strong point; what a person does best
gratis (adj) free; (adv) without charge
icon (n) a representation or image of a sacrad personage, often considered sacred itself; an image or picture; a symbol; a graphic symbol on a computer monitor display; an object of blind devotion
interstice (n) a small, narrow space between things or parts of things
macrocosm (n) the universe considered as a whole; the entire complex structure of something
mountebank (n) a trickster or swindler; a charlatan
paean (n) a song of praise, joy or triumph
persiflage (n) lighthearted joking, talk, or writing
plethora (n) overfullness; superabundance; superfluity
pragmatic (adj) concerned with practical considerations or values; dealing with actions and results rather than with abstract theory
quizzical (adj) puzzled; mocking; odd;; equivocal
rapacity (n) inordinate greed; the disposition to obtain one's desires by force, extortion, or plunder
schism (n) a formal split within a religious organization; any division or separation of a group of organization into hostile factions
therapeutic (adj) having the power to heal or cure; beneficial
virtuoso (n) a brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique; (adj) masterly or brilliant
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