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Sadlier Oxford H

WCHS Unit 5-H

WordDefinition
aficionado (n) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
browbeat (v) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
commensurate (adj) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
diaphanous (adj) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
emolument (n) profit derived from an office or position or from employment; a fee or salary
foray (n) a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor; (v) to make such a raid
genre (n) a type, class, or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
homily (n) a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse
immure (v) to enxlose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
insouciant (adj) blithely indifferent or unconcerned; carefree; happy-go-lucky
matrix (n) a mold; the surrounding situation or environment
obsequies (n) funeral rites or ceremonies
panache (n) a confident and sylish manner, dash; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
persona (n) a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
philippic (n) a bitter verbal attack
prurient (adj) having lustful desires or interests; tending to arouse sexual desires
sacrosanct (adj) very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
systemic (adj) of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
tendentious (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
vicissitude (n) a change, variation, or alteration; (pl) successive or changing phases or conditions
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